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.
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.
Figures show the Schuylkill River is the 17th most polluted local watershed in America. The Delaware River ranks even higher.
Dragon boats have taken over the Schuylkill River for the 8th annual Independence Regatta.
On this day, technician Karl Solmssen was cleaning Einar Jonsson’s statue of Viking explorer Thorfinn Karlsefni, along Boathouse Row.
Pa. state representative Mike Vereb calls the hearing a fact-finding mission, not a witch hunt.
Teams were back on the water at 2 p.m. Saturday after heavy rain Friday night nearly forced the cancellation.
Rain wasn’t slowing down the competition among 188 high school teams at the annual Stotesbury Regatta, on the Schuylkill River.
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.
It’s a Philadelphia school defending the title this year. The Drexel men won the Heavyweight 8 and the overall points title last year.
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.
Over 100 colleges and universities and thousands of athletes compete in the annual Dad Vail Regatta each year.
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.
Cars under water, traffic signals giving direction to no one but fish, after Wednesday’s storm, the Schuylkill River rages on.
Mayor Nutter cautioned people — particularly parents — not to let their guard down.