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Department of Environmental Protection

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Maryland Officials: “We’re Literally Drowning in Pennsylvania’s Trash”

Recent heavy rain has brought serious trouble to the Chesapeake Bay. The estuary has become clogged with debris, and officials in Maryland are blaming more than […]

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Philly Area Flunks in Lung Association’s Latest Smog Report

The latest edition of an annual study conducted by the American Lung Association has found that levels of ground-level ozone (commonly referred to as smog) […]

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Sunoco Pipeline Shut Down Amid Risk of “Catastrophic” Leak

Sunoco was ordered to temporarily shut down its Mariner East I natural gas pipeline this week amid fears of what public safety officials say could be […]

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EPA Cuts Could Make the Delaware Goop Again

Preserving the environment so it remains sustainable for future generations? For the birds! So says the administration of Donald Trump, whom you’ll no doubt remember […]

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West Nile Virus Infection Reported in Montco

The Pennsylvania Departments of Health and Environmental Protection jointly announced on Tuesday that the presence of West Nile Virus has been detected in an unidentified Montgomery […]

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N.J. DEP Increases Beach Closures to 15, Including A.C.

Elevated bacteria levels have caused the Department of Environmental Protection to close 15 beaches in New Jersey, including Atlantic City beaches. 

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A.C., Ocean City Beaches Among 31 Flagged by N.J. DEP

Elevated bacteria levels have prompted the Department of Environmental Protection to close three New Jersey beaches and issue a water quality advisory at 31 others. The […]

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Hundreds of Federal Employees to Protest Proposed Funding Cuts

Hundreds of federal employees are expected to protest President Donald Trump’s proposed funding cuts in Philadelphia today. A local chapter of the American Federation of Government […]


West Chester Community Split Over Proposed Sunoco Pipeline

Community hearings for Sunoco Logistics’ major Mariner East II Pipeline (also known as the Pennsylvania Pipeline Project) kicked off at the beginning of the month, and on […]

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Brace Yourself: It’s Going to Get Dangerously Hot and Humid in Philly

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for the Philadelphia region until 6 p.m. on Friday. Expect highs above 90 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the next […]

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SEPTA Wins State Environmental Award

An innovative program to save energy and produce revenue by capturing the power generated by rapid transit trains as they brake has earned SEPTA the state’s […]