Schuylkill River

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

Study Finds Signs Of Hormonal Changes in Fish in 3 Pa. River Basins

A US Geological Survey study of fish in Pennsylvania’s three major river basins, the Delaware, Susquehanna, and Ohio, has found signs of contamination by hormone-mimicking compounds.

07/08/2014

Delaware River. (credit: Chelsea Karnash)

PA Cracks The Top Ten List Of Toxic Chemicals In Waterways

Pennsylvania has the nation’s seventh-highest volume of toxic chemicals being released into its waterways, according to a new report. New Jersey ranks 14th. Now, a coalition of environmental groups is urging greater protection for local waterways.

06/22/2014

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

(Credit: Pat Loeb)

Dragon Boat Racers From All Over Converge On The Schuylkill

Dragon boats have taken over the Schuylkill River for the 8th annual Independence Regatta.

06/07/2014

(Karl Solmssen cleans the statue of Viking explorer Thorfinn Karlsefni.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia’s Bronze Statuary Getting Its Spring Cleaning

On this day, technician Karl Solmssen was cleaning Einar Jonsson’s statue of Viking explorer Thorfinn Karlsefni, along Boathouse Row.

05/27/2014

(File photo by KYW's Ed Fischer)

Pa. Legislator Promises Hearing on Montco ‘Boil-Water’ Situation

Pa. state representative Mike Vereb calls the hearing a fact-finding mission, not a witch hunt.

05/22/2014

(Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Stotesbury Regatta Finals Resume After Morning Cancellation

Teams were back on the water at 2 p.m. Saturday after heavy rain Friday night nearly forced the cancellation.

05/17/2014

(Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Rain Doesn’t Dampen Spirits of Stotesbury Rowers or Their Fans

Rain wasn’t slowing down the competition among 188 high school teams at the annual Stotesbury Regatta, on the Schuylkill River.

05/16/2014

(credit: Mike Dougherty/KYW)

Guide To The Stotesbury Cup Regatta

Check out this year’s Stotesbury Cup, which brings more than 5,000 high school rowers from all over the U.S. to the banks of the Schuylkill.

05/14/2014

College crew teams set up along the Schuylkill River for the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

76th Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta Underway Along Schuylkill River

It’s a Philadelphia school defending the title this year. The Drexel men won the Heavyweight 8 and the overall points title last year.

05/09/2014

(BY A... NOSE?  The Phillie Phanatic and the Drexel Dragon take part in a contest among team mascots to promote the "Dad Vail" rowing regatta, which starts Friday.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia-Area Sports Mascots Help Promote This Week’s ‘Dad Vail’ Regatta

The Phillie Phanatic, the Drexel Dragon, and St. Joe’s Hawk were among the mascots competing on ergometers — fancy rowing machines — to publicize the Dad Vail regatta, for college rowers, this Friday and Saturday.

05/06/2014

Crowds gathered for the annual Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia. (Credit: Chris Stigall)

Guide To The 2014 Dad Vail Regatta

Over 100 colleges and universities and thousands of athletes compete in the annual Dad Vail Regatta each year.

05/06/2014

A section of the Schuylkill River Trail bike path along Kelly Drive in East Falls is torn up after this week's flooding. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Flood Cleanup Begins Along Schuylkill River

Along Kelly Drive, a section of the bike path just east of Ferry Road looks like it was picked up and thrown down, big rocks from the stone wall that line the river are in the path.

05/02/2014

(credit: Syma Chowdhry)

Schuylkill River Flooding Damages Boathouse Row And Local Businesses

Cars under water, traffic signals giving direction to no one but fish, after Wednesday’s storm, the Schuylkill River rages on.

05/01/2014

(Mayor Nutter is flanked by officials from the city, relief agencies, and others as he speaks with reporters about the latest flooding.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Post-Flooding Dangers Still Lurk, Philadelphia Officials Warn

Mayor Nutter cautioned people — particularly parents — not to let their guard down.

05/01/2014

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