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Solar Paneling May Soon Take Off In The U.S.

We’re seeing a lot more sun these days, as spring unfolds, but are we using it more? A solar power advocate says that may be about to take off.

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Publisher Of Archie Comics Announces It’s Killing Title Character

Archie, while a known character in comics and cartoons, is small potatoes in terms of sales, a couple of thousand of comic books a month compared to 115,000 for one of the Batman titles.

04/12/2014

(The Wells Fargo Center, in file photo by Tom Kaminsky, WCBS Chopper 880.)

South Philly Stadium Gets Makeover For NCAA Hockey Championships

A worker on a crane attached signs saying “Frozen Four” to the outside of the Wells Fargo Center while, inside, a whole new crop of NCAA ice hockey championship banners dangled from the rafters.

04/07/2014

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Investigative Reporter Says Fewer Graduates Heading To Wall Street

For generations of students at top business schools like Wharton, there was a path of a job at Wall Street’s top firms. The path is still there but an investigative author finds fewer students are taking it.

04/06/2014

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Post-Hurricane Sandy Beach Restoration Project Helps Protect Shore Wildlife

Hurricane Sandy battered Atlantic coast beaches, but the flip side of the storm, south of the eye where wind howled from the west, chewed up those on the New Jersey shore of the Delaware Bay.

04/06/2014

(The Delaware River, photographed from Neshaminy State Park, looking toward center city Philadelphia.  Photo by John Ostapkovich)

$35-Million Research Project Aims To Protect Del. River Drinking Water

This is a watershed moment — for the 13,500-square-mile Delaware River watershed, that is.

04/01/2014

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Exploring “The Wisdom We’re Born With”

Philadelphia psychologist, author and radio host Dr. Dan Gottlieb is out with a new book, in some ways about his life, but morever about yours.

03/31/2014

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Grandson Of Gandhi Pens Book About Converting Anger Into Motivation

One of the world’s most-famous champions of non-violence had an angry streak, something that came as a shock to his grandson and now, that story is now a children’s book.

03/30/2014

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Wind May Be The Next Big Energy Provider

Energy will be an issue in the mid-term elections and the Governor’s race. Wind is currently a minor energy contributor, providing 1.5 percent in PA, says Central High and Wharton grad Jacob Susman, founder of community wind farm builder OwnEnergy.

03/29/2014

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Cold Weather Takes A Bite Out Of Invasive Insect Population

This “winter that just won’t end” has been trying for us humans, but it’s been murder on a type of bug that’s devastating Pennsylvania’s state tree.

03/26/2014

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Book Focuses On How Americans Say Goodbye To Loved Ones

Kate Sweeney says she got started on her book American Afterlife: Encounters in the Customs of Mourning by noticing the touching and unusual ways people today remember their loved ones.

03/23/2014

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United Nations Declares Saturday World Water Day

On a planet 2/3 covered with water, it may boggle the mind that so little of it is fit to drink, or use in industry or agriculture.

03/22/2014

Snow is a dirty four letter word to many Philadelphians these days. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Many Area Residents Are Happy To Kick Winter To The Curb

This was the winter of our discontent with way too much snow shoveling and, with some heavier accumulations, snow blowing to suit many of us.

03/20/2014

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Septa Officials Delighted When Passengers Don’t Ignore Transit Crimes

SEPTA tries to enlist the public’s help with ongoing safety campaigns, safety blitzes at transit hubs, and the new “Look Up, Speak Up” ads. In Monday’s attack on an officer, passengers stepped in to help.

03/18/2014

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Bordentown Native’s New Book Looks At Pair Who Played Big Role In How Lincoln Is Viewed

By John Ostapkovich PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Abraham Lincoln is revered almost universally as one of our nation’s greatest Presidents, but a new book by a Bordentown, New Jersey native tracks the activities of the two […]

03/18/2014

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