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Cleanup Plan For Camden County Superfund SiteA Camden County, New Jersey superfund site is about to get a $14-million cleanup.
Local Environmental Groups Praise New Clean Water RulesThe new rules, announced last week by the federal Environmental Protection Agency, call for more protections of the nation's waterways, including headwaters that feed into larger rivers such as the Schuykill and Delaware.
A South Philadelphia Elementary School Gets Rainwater Management SystemPart of the asphalt playground at the Nebinger Elementary School has been transformed into a rain garden.
Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking OversightDemocrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.
EPA: Keystone XL's Climate Impacts Need To Be RevisitedWith the recent dip in oil prices, the Environmental Protection Agency wants the State Department to "revisit" how much of a toll the Keystone XL oil pipeline would have on global warming.
Hyundai And Kia Hit Speed Bump After Punishing Fine For False ClaimsThe storybook ride of Hyundai and Kia hit a major speed bump recently when the companies got significant fines for overstating fuel-economy claims.
A Local Pilot Program Shows How Repurposed Food Can Help The NeedyDrexel University is attempting to spread an innovative food recovery program to all parts of the nation.
Legally Scattering Ashes Of The DeceasedUnder EPA regulations, it is legal to scatter a deceased person’s ashes, with several restrictions.
Philadelphia Groups Back Effort To Clarify EPA's Role For Clean WaterEnvironmentalists and activists gathered today at Boathouse Row to tout the importance of new rules clarifying the reach and control of the Environmental Protection Agency and the US Army Corps of Engineers over major waterways and the streams and creeks that flow into them.
Gamechanger: Jerome ShabazzIn 2006, this former Philadelphia Water Department employee helped to transform a trash-strewn lot on Lancaster Avenue into the urban oasis which is home to the Overbrook Art and Environmental Education Center.
Feds Step In To Clean Up Gloucester County, NJ Hazmat SiteNew Jersey officials had been working with the Superior Barrel and Drum Company to address a hazardous material problem on its property -- until the owner stopped cooperating.
Senator Says EPA Was Overreaching With Fire Hydrant RuleUS senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) says he wants to make sure the proposed rule, now on a back burner, is never implemented.
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