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EPA: July 4th Fireworks Spew Pollution And Can Pose Health Risks

A study of 315 locations around the country found that the holiday explosions temporarily boosted the levels of airborne microscopic particles that can pose a health risk.

07/01/2015

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Top 7 Houseplants For Clean Air

Air purifiers and HEPA filters combat indoor air pollution, but for a greener option, use houseplants.

05/20/2015

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Innovative Bench At Independence National Historical Park Monitors Air Quality, Weather

Philadelphia is one of five cities to test out a high-tech bench that allows the public to participate in the measurement of air quality and weather information.

04/22/2015

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What Is Earth Day And Why Is It So Important?

For many, Earth Day is simply a day that comes and goes, but the meaning behind the day means much more just planting a few trees.

04/08/2015

The San Onofre and Diablo Canyon nuclear power plants. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Seems Divided Over EPA Mercury Limits

The Supreme Court’s conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration’s first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants.

03/26/2015

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GOP Lawmaker Targets Obama Climate Plan

House Republicans targeted a key element of President Obama’s strategy for fighting climate change, releasing a bill to delay the Obama administration’s plan to limit carbon pollution.

03/24/2015

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Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking Oversight

Democrats 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.

02/17/2015

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EPA: Keystone XL’s Climate Impacts Need To Be Revisited

With 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.

02/04/2015

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Hyundai And Kia Hit Speed Bump After Punishing Fine For False Claims

The storybook ride of Hyundai and Kia hit a major speed bump recently when the companies got significant fines for overstating fuel-economy claims.

11/29/2014

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Tredyffrin Township Faces Legal Action Over Sewage Spills In Valley Forge Park

Two citizens groups say they’re ready to take Tredyffrin Township to court over a series of raw sewage spills in Valley Forge National Historical Park.

10/02/2014

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Legally Scattering Ashes Of The Deceased

Under EPA regulations, it is legal to scatter a deceased person’s ashes, with several restrictions.

09/29/2014

An adult smallmouth bass with sores and lesions caught in the mouth of the Codorus Creek below Brunner Island Power Plant.  (credit: Joe Raymond)

Susquehanna Smallmouth Bass Send SOS

Something is clearly wrong with the Smallmouth Bass of the Susquehanna River. A recent Fish and Boat Commission census found their population diminished, and many young fish dotted with sores and black spots.

08/23/2014

The Schuylkill River and the Philadelphia skyline. (Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Environmental Groups Urge Greater Protection For Local Waterways

Figures show the Schuylkill River is the 17th most polluted local watershed in America. The Delaware River ranks even higher.

06/21/2014

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Retired Wildlife Biologist Says Changes To Power Plant Emissions Are Necessary

Ed Perry of the National Wildlife Federation has spent seven years looking at the effects of climate change in Pennsylvania.

06/14/2014

EPA Acting Assistant Administrator Nancy Stoner speaking to participants of annual Schuylkill River Sojourn. (credit: Tim Jimenez/KYW)

Nation’s Top Water Official Discusses Proposed Rule To Clarify Clean Water Act During Valley Forge Visit

The top water official in the country paid a visit to Valley Forge National Historical Park Thursday. She spoke to kayakers, anglers and others about a proposed rule to clarify the Clean Water Act.

06/12/2014

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