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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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

Jersey Hunters Snag 124 Bears

On the very first day of New Jersey’s annual bear hunt, hunters snagged 124 black bears — including one giant 693-pounder. The biggest bear ever […]

City Life

3 Takeaways From Christina Lurie’s ThinkFest Talk

Christina Lurie, an Oscar-winning documentary producer and minority owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, spoke on the Main Stage at Philly Mag’s ThinkFest on Friday morning. […]

City Life

Corbett Halts Leases to Energy Companies

Another blow to the new Pennsylvania state budget — but good news for environmentalists: Gov. Corbett won’t let energy companies drill on public land until a lawsuit […]

City

Study: Intersex Fish Found in Delaware River Basin

Scientists are searching for the source of chemical contamination after a study found evidence of intersex fish in the basins of Pennsylvania’s major rivers, including […]

City Life

Dirty Philadelphia Is Dirty

NBC 10 says the American Lung Association has bad news for Philly in a new report: “Ozone levels (commonly called smog) came in worse than […]

City Life

Philadelphia Joins “City Energy Project”

It’s Earth Day, so some related news: Philadelphia is joining a consortium of 10 cities that will bypass the federal government on climate change in […]

City Life

Casey Asks Feds to Re-Route Oil Trains

Following two oil train derailments in Pennsylvania in a month—including one over the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia—Sen. Bob Casey is asking federal transportation officials to […]

City Life

West Virginia Chemicals Transferred to PA

Huffington Post reports that the chemicals which have contaminated drinking supplies in West Virginia have been moved to Pennsylvania, raising alarm among state officials.

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City Life

The 5 Top Solar Energy Users in Philadelphia

The Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities has released a list of the five biggest solar energy users in Philly. Here they are.