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How Philly’s New Street Lights Could Actually Be Harmful

As Philadelphia continues its citywide transition toward more energy-efficient LED street lights, there’s growing concern for residents’ health and safety. According to Plan Philly, 3,708 […]


Philly-Based Green Tech Company Viridity Sells for $35M

A geothermal and renewable energy company from Nevada will purchase Viridity, a Philly-based smart-grid company with more than 100 clients — including Drexel University and […]

Be Well Philly

How to Beat the Dreaded Midday Work Slump (No, Coffee Is Not the Answer)

You totally know the feeling: It’s 2 p.m. and you’re sitting at your desk feeling what is best described as a lethal combination (at least for […]


Shell to Build $6 Billion Ethane Cracker in Pennsylvania

Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC announced Tuesday that it will build a long-awaited petrochemical plant in Beaver County that boosters believe will transform the state’s shale […]


5 Things to Know about Darrell Clarke’s Massive Jobs Plan

On Inauguration Day, City Council President Darrell Clarke announced in a semi-mayoral speech that he would soon unveil an energy savings program that would create more than 10,000 […]

Be Well Philly

The Checkup: This Is Exactly How Much You Need to Run Every Week to Benefit

• The “I don’t have time for exercise” excuse is so 2015. A recent review of studies on running found that you only need to […]

Be Well Philly

The Checkup: The Exercise to Wake You Up When You Just Want to Sleep Forever

• Welp, this should come in handy right about now: Taryn Toomey, a NY-based trainer, focuses on how fitness impacts your mind. She just started […]


Gas Execs Call for “Philadelphia Energy Hub”

If leaders in the energy sector have it their way, Philadelphia would become a world-class city for processing and exporting gas and liquids from the Marcellus […]


Philadelphia Solar Power Growth Lagging Other Cities

Three days after Earth Day 2011, Mayor Nutter celebrated the installation of the first solar power system owned by the City of Philadelphia. The photovoltaic system at a […]

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Council Expected to Call for Oil Train Safety

Philadelphia City Council is expected to pass a resolution today calling for higher safety standards for the oil trains that move through town — and […]

City Life

Wankband Lets You Re-Charge Your Cell Phone With Masturbation Energy

For those who love going green, and who also love masturbation, boy, do we have a new technological gadget for you! Aptly titled the Wankband, […]

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Energy Company Threatens to Turn Revel into $2.4B Fungus Tower

The future of the closed Revel casino, Atlantic City’s $2.4 billion boondoggle, continues to be up in the air. Not long after a judge placed […]

Be Well Philly

The Checkup: How to Feel More Awake Right This Second 

• If you just let out a big yawn and asked yourself, “Is it really only Tuesday?!” you need these: eight tricks to feel more […]

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5 Ways Businesses Will Profit From Philly’s Coming Energy Boom

Did you hear? An economic boom is quietly and slowly happening in Philadelphia. “With little fanfare,” this report from last weekend says, “Philadelphia is undergoing […]


Sunoco Announces $2.5B Pennsylvania Pipeline Project

Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. announced today a $2.5 billion pipeline that will transport natural gas liquids from the Marcellus Shale to the Marcus Hook plant […]