Environment

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Guide To Earth & Arbor Day Events In Philadelphia

Here’s where to get out, clean up and learn about the environment in honor of Earth Day (April 22) and Arbor Day (April 24).

04/17/2015

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FTC: Makers Of Biodegradable Dog Waste Bags Misleading Consumers

Makers of biodegradable dog waste bags are in some deep doo doo with the FTC.

03/24/2015

Environmentalists Lose Ally In Congress With Boxer Retiring

Environmental advocates will lose an ally in Congress when Barbara Boxer leaves the Senate at the end of her term in 2016 after more than three decades in office.

01/09/2015

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Profile: A Philadelphia Green Business Owner

Philadelphia-area chefs, bakers and husband-and-wife team John Millard and Amy Beth Edelman share their love of baking and passion for the environment with the Chestnut Hill community.

11/17/2014

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National Park Service Bans Drones From Flying Over Appalachian Trail

The Park Service says drones could affect resources and visitors in ways it has yet to analyze so more study is needed.

08/20/2014

Gruene Woche Agriculture Trade Fair

Sorry, Carnivores: Study Claims You’re Doing Double The Damage To The Environment

Want to do something good for the environment? Put down the hamburger.

07/10/2014

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Stone Harbor Beach Ranked One Of The Cleanest In The Country

Seven New Jersey beaches have been named ‘super star’ beaches by the Natural Resources Defense Council.

06/25/2014

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NJ Assembly OKs Tesla Electric Car Sales

Lawmakers want to take New Jersey’s foot off Tesla’s brake: a bill that would allow the electric carmaker to sell in the state again has passed the Assembly without a single ‘no’ vote.

06/16/2014

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Earth Day Events Guide

Here’s where to get out, clean up and learn about the environment this Earth Day.

04/21/2014

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Report: Reduced Meat And Dairy Consumption Crucial To Fighting Climate Change

We can have our planet, or we can have our meat and dairy, new research alleges.

04/01/2014

EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe
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Philadelphia Stepping Forward In “Green” Movement

Philadelphia is taking another step toward being in the forefront of the “sustainability” movement by using a $5-million EPA grant for its “Green City, Clean Waters” plan.

01/25/2014

From left, former DEP sec. Katie McGinty, Allentown mayor Ed Pawlowski, Revenue sec. Tom Wolf, former DEP sec. John Hanger, pastor Max Myers, Lebanon Co. Commissioner Jo Ellen Litz, Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz and Treasurer Rob McCord at the Forum at the Academy of Natural Science. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Debate Environmental Issues

At a Philadelphia forum, eight Democratic gubernatorial candidates agree with each other but go after the man who wasn’t there.

01/14/2014

Green Team Members from left to right: Mary Emore, Marian Poole, Leo Kehl and Sherna Schloss
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Rydal Park Residents Started A “Green Team” To Improve Quality Of Life And Save Money

Several residents are part of a “green team” with an eye toward environmentally friendly recommendations to management that have resulted in thousands of dollars in savings and as they’ve only just begun!

11/09/2013

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How To Compost In Philadelphia

The benefits of composting include boosting garden plant health and reducing the amount of organic waste that ends up in local landfills. Here is a simple guide to composting locally in Philadelphia.

10/28/2013

(The main entrance to the Philadelphia Zoo, at 34th Street and Girard Avenue.  File photo)

New Scholarship Program At Philadelphia Zoo Geared Toward Students From Poor Neighborhoods

The Philadelphia Zoo and ten colleges and universities are making an investment in students from poor neighborhoods, by developing a $1 million scholarship fund over the next 10 years.

05/26/2013

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