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Pa. Department of Environmental Protection

(Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri describes efforts to find a place for all that snow.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Philly Streets Commissioner Says Center City Snow Must Be Carted Far Afield

According to city officials, crews are “lifting” it.

01/22/2014

(A haze settles over the Old City and Society Hill sections of Philadelphia.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

Smoggy Day Makes An Unusual Autumn Appearance In Philadelphia

A spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection says it’s unusual for such bad air quality this time of year.

12/03/2013

(Mcihael Krancer. Pa. DEP photo)

Pa. Environmental Protection Chief Leaving, Delighting Environmental Groups

“The secretary balked and would not agree that global warming is happening, or is caused by pollution. That really puts him pretty far out on a limb,” says David Masur of Penn Environment.

04/04/2013

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After 3½ Months, Susquehanna Rd. Access to Pa. Turnpike is Reopened

It was shut down in mid-May for a joint project involving Abington Township and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

08/31/2012

(A brown lawn is a sign -- albeit not an official one -- of near-drought conditions.  File photo)

Officials Say Southeastern Pa. Has Not Yet Reached Drought Stage

A nearly snowless winter melted into some later months with less rainfall, and now, in the swelter of July, drought concerns arise.

07/17/2012

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High Ozone Level Triggers Hot-Weather ‘Code Orange’ Alert For Region

Philadelphia and its surrounding counties are under a “code orange,” meaning the air contains unhealthy levels of ozone.

06/21/2012

(File photo by Ed Fischer)

Lower Providence Homes Getting Municipal Water To Replace Contaminated Wells

Construction begins this week on a $2½-million project that will bring clean water to dozens of residents in Montgomery County for the first time in more than five years.

05/14/2012

(The Schuylkill River Water Works.  File photo by the late Karin Phillips)

With Lack of Snow and Rain, Pennsylvania Evaluates Drought Potential

There was very little measurable snow over the winter, and rainfall has been lacking so far this spring in southeastern Pennsylvania.

04/16/2012

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Health Officials Concerned About Mosquito Impact This Spring

It’s only the first week of March and already state health officials are concerned about the impact of mosquitoes this spring.

03/07/2012

(A Marcellus shale drilling site in Pennsylvania.  File photo)

Despite ‘Times’ Article, Pennsylvania DEP Finds No Radiation In Shale Downstreams

Pennsylvania state officials say results for the first two months of testing show no radioactive contamination of water in Pennsylvania waterways located in the Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling region.

03/07/2011

(Pennsylvania environmental secretary designee Michael Krancer, at his confirmation hearing on Wednesday.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pennsylvania DEP Secretary-Designee Says Times Disclosures Raise Drilling Questions

The man tapped to become Pennsylvania’s environmental protection chief says he’s “ruminating” over a New York Times article raising concerns over radioactivity and other pollution in wastewater from natural gas drilling.

03/02/2011

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