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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]