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Business

Meet the Winners From the 2017 SustainPHL Awards

Dozens of local businesses and activists committed to sustainability in Philadelphia were recognized at Green Philly’s second annual SustainPHL awards on Thursday night. The event, hosted […]

Business

These Businesses Are Nominees for the 2017 SustainPHL Awards

Though President Donald Trump recently announced his decision to pull the U.S. out of the landmark Paris climate deal, the decision hasn’t ruffled Philly businesses […]

Protesters march holding a 'Clean Energy Revolution' sign
City

Thousands March in Center City Against Fossil Fuels

Thousands marched from City Hall to Independence Mall today to call for a “clean energy revolution” — protesting fossil fuel extraction methods like fracking, pipeline projects […]

News

Drexel Study: Why Philly Should Use Rainwater to Flush Toilets

Purified water is wasted in toilet bowls, but flushing is the single largest source of water consumption in the U.S. Some researchers at Drexel University […]

Business

Philly As Energy Hub? Not So Fast Says New Environmental Group

While many are arguing that Philadelphia can transform into an energy hub that takes advantage of cheap gas from the Marcellus Shale, a new environmental group […]

Citified

You Didn’t Imagine It: The Air Was Cleaner During the Pope’s Visit

Remember that time that Pope Francis came to Philadelphia for a weekend, and people took back the streets from cars, regularly broke out into song, and were a little nicer to each […]

Citified

How the Big Blue Bin Has Made Recycling Awfully Expensive

A recent story in the Washington Post headlined “American Recycling Is Stalling” sent a shockwave through environmentalist circles. America’s recycling business, once lucrative for both cities […]

Citified

How Philly is Trying to Fix Water Main-ia

Editor’s Note: Citified has retracted this story, which was based on a flawed assumption about water management infrastructure. Thanks to commenters William H Ross III […]

News

Sign of the Apocalypse? Flies Invade Lancaster County

It’s like something out of a movie: twice in the past five days, swarms of mayflies have shut down the Veterans Memorial Bridge over the […]

News

Fish Cancer Confirmed for First Time in Pennsylvania River

The grotesque image seen here is not a movie still from some awful Sharknado spinoff. It is a photograph of a smallmouth bass caught by a […]

News

Christie’s Exxon Deal Draws Critics

Remember last month when we told you that Jon Stewart was cranky over Gov. Chris Christie’s $225 million sweetheart deal with Exxon to resolve pollution […]

News

Does My Keurig Make Me a Bad Person?

Today’s question: Can you own a Keurig coffee maker and still be a good person? I’m asking for a friend.

Tom Wolf - Fracking
City

Wolf Reverses Corbett Order, Bans Fracking on State Parkland

New Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is continuing to undo moves former Gov. Tom Corbett made during his last year in office. Wolf appeared at Benjamin […]

Citified

Energy Hub? No Thanks.

Yesterday was energy hub day on Citified. We took a stab at answering the question: “So what the hell is an energy hub anyway?” We […]

Citified

“You Can’t Do It Safely.”

The prospect of a new Philadelphia Energy Hub is usually talked about in terms of the jobs it could create, a sort of giant economic […]