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City Removes Trees Ahead of Destructive Beetle's Arrival
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City Removes Trees Ahead of Destructive Beetle's Arrival

The Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreations is starting to chop down the city's ash trees in preparation for the emerald ash borer's arrival in the county. Read »

Jan 21, 2015
Is Philly the Greenest City in America?

Is Philly the Greenest City in America?

During his 2008 inaugural address, Mayor Michael Nutter set a lofty goal: make Philadelphia the greenest city in... Read »

Jan 13, 2015
South Jersey Mayor to Visit Arctic on Climate Change Expedition

South Jersey Mayor to Visit Arctic on Climate Change Expedition

A southern New Jersey mayor plans to help lead an expedition to the Arctic next year to have a first-hand look at... Read »

Jan 11, 2015
New Jersey Bills Aim to Tackle Waste, Combat Hunger

New Jersey Bills Aim to Tackle Waste, Combat Hunger

Estimates put the amount of food wasted in the U.S. at about 40 percent — even as millions of people go hungry. Some Read »

Dec 31, 2014
Philly Fed Burning Cash to Power Homes

Philly Fed Burning Cash to Power Homes

It may be the only time you’d want to see cash go up in flames. Watch »

Dec 31, 2014
Cleaned-Up Pa. River No Longer Impaired: DEP

Cleaned-Up Pa. River No Longer Impaired: DEP

The Monongahela River is off a list of Pennsylvania rivers impaired by pollution, in part because sewage treatment... Read »

Dec 30, 2014
Christmas Trees Make Great Goat Snacks: Farmers

Christmas Trees Make Great Goat Snacks: Farmers

Western Colorado goat farmers say Christmas trees make great snacks for their herds, and they're offering to collect... Read »

Dec 29, 2014
Farmer's Market Sales Double in 5 Years

Farmer's Market Sales Double in 5 Years

Agriculture officials said sales at Delaware's farmers' markets have doubled in five years as interest in local food... Read »

Dec 26, 2014
Offshore Windmills Work Underway

Offshore Windmills Work Underway

Work is underway on a proposed wind power project that's still very much up in the air. Read »

Dec 23, 2014
Cape May-Lewes Ferry to Get Emissions Upgrade

Cape May-Lewes Ferry to Get Emissions Upgrade

State officials are celebrating a federal grant aimed at helping Delaware reduce air emissions from diesel engines. Read »

Dec 8, 2014
NJ Considers Open Space Implementation

NJ Considers Open Space Implementation

Now that New Jersey voters have approved a new measure to preserve open space, lawmakers are starting to consider... Read »

Dec 8, 2014
NJ Again Rejects Offshore Windmill Plan

NJ Again Rejects Offshore Windmill Plan

New Jersey energy regulators on Friday rejected for the third time a proposed windmill power project off the coast... Read »

Nov 21, 2014
Local Gardens Have 'Best Restroom' in US

Local Gardens Have 'Best Restroom' in US

Looking for the best public restroom in the country? Look no further than Chester County's Longwood Gardens. Read »

Nov 19, 2014
Officials Gather to Advocate for the Great Outdoors

Officials Gather to Advocate for the Great Outdoors

State officials are gathering in Sussex County to tout the benefits of being in Delaware's great outdoors. Read »

Nov 17, 2014
Electric Car Charging Stations at the Ferry

Electric Car Charging Stations at the Ferry

Two free electric charging stations for electric cars will be installed at the Lewes terminal of the Cape May-Lewes... Read »

Nov 14, 2014
Man Unlawfully Possesses Horseshoe Crabs: Police

Man Unlawfully Possesses Horseshoe Crabs: Police

Natural Resources Police have charged a commercial waterman with 224 commercial shellfish violations. Read »

Nov 13, 2014
Philadelphia Hits Historic Recycling Rates

Philadelphia Hits Historic Recycling Rates

The Philadelphia Streets Department announced historic recycling rates in the city. Watch »

Nov 13, 2014
What Caused Schuylkill River Sheen?

What Caused Schuylkill River Sheen?

The United States Coast Guard claimed the sheen was caused by runoff from a water main break along 28th Street in... Read »

Nov 7, 2014
Oily Sheen Floats Down Schuylkill River

Oily Sheen Floats Down Schuylkill River

What was the oily sheen floating down the Schuylkill River Wednesday? Read »

Nov 6, 2014
Philly Starts Curbside Leaf Collection

Philly Starts Curbside Leaf Collection

Philadelphia’s Streets Department will start collecting fall leaves from the city’s curbs Nov. 10. Watch »

Nov 10, 2014

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