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Celebrate Take Your Houseplant for a Walk Day
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Celebrate Take Your Houseplant for a Walk Day

Do not be surprised if you see people out "walking" their spider plants Monday. Watch »

Jul 27, 2015
Del. Gov Announces Rebate Plan for Clean Drivers

Del. Gov Announces Rebate Plan for Clean Drivers

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell announced a rebate plan for the state's drivers who buy or lease electric or alternative... Watch »

Jul 16, 2015
$38M Marshland Restoration Project

$38M Marshland Restoration Project

A $38 million effort is underway to restore marshland at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Sussex County. Read »

Jul 13, 2015
Greenhouse Gases Biggest Threat to Polar Bears: Study

Greenhouse Gases Biggest Threat to Polar Bears: Study

Greenhouse gas emissions remain the "primary threat" to polar bears, according to a study released Tuesday... Read »

Jul 1, 2015
DEP Fines Sunoco Logistics $95K for 3 Waste Spills

DEP Fines Sunoco Logistics $95K for 3 Waste Spills

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has fined an energy company $95,000 for six industrial waste... Read »

Jun 26, 2015
More Fuel-Efficient Trucks by 2027?

More Fuel-Efficient Trucks by 2027?

The Obama administration on Friday proposed tough new standards to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide... Read »

Jun 20, 2015
Your Lawn Could Improve (Or Pollute) Our Water

Your Lawn Could Improve (Or Pollute) Our Water

Everybody wants that perfectly manicured swath of green lawn from sidewalk to doorstep, but how does that pristine... Read »

Jun 19, 2015
Francis Latest Pope to Voice Environment Alarm

Francis Latest Pope to Voice Environment Alarm

Anxiety has gripped American conservatives over Pope Francis' upcoming encyclical on the environment. Read »

Jun 13, 2015
Santorum to Pope: 'Leave Science to the Scientists'

Santorum to Pope: 'Leave Science to the Scientists'

A former US senator from Pennsylvania and presidential hopeful wants Pope Francis to "leave science to the... Watch »

Jun 6, 2015
Camden Urban Garden Opens to Feed Families in Need

Camden Urban Garden Opens to Feed Families in Need

Volunteers teamed up to plant fruits, vegetables and herbs at 2nd and Kane streets in Camden as part of a new 2-acre... Watch »

Jun 1, 2015
Lack of Rain Impacting Crop Growth on NJ Farms

Lack of Rain Impacting Crop Growth on NJ Farms

Local farmers say their fields haven't seen any rain, those who have need more and the wait for rain is beginning to... Watch »

May 28, 2015
Pa. Born Falcons Teach Lesson in Conservation, Protection

Pa. Born Falcons Teach Lesson in Conservation, Protection

Two of three peregrine falcons that hatched on the ledge of an office building helped teach a lesson in conservation... Watch »

May 21, 2015
NJ Recycling Company Takes on K-Cups

NJ Recycling Company Takes on K-Cups

They have become the cigarette butt of the coffee industry — at least from a recycling perspective. Read »

May 10, 2015
Philly's the Best at Bathroom Recycling

Philly's the Best at Bathroom Recycling

What Philadelphians are doing in the restroom is being recognized. Read »

May 6, 2015
Fairmount Park Plans For the Future

Fairmount Park Plans For the Future

Friends of the Wissahickon members got a firsthand look at a major new vision for Fairmount Park in late March. Read »

May 4, 2015
If You Like Bikes and Food, This New Café May Be For You

If You Like Bikes and Food, This New Café May Be For You

A bicycle shop near the Art Museum area will be adding an in-house café next month. Read »

May 1, 2015
New Jersey Recycling System Increases Tonnage

New Jersey Recycling System Increases Tonnage

A new recycling system will be unveiled Monday in Mount Holly, Burlington County at the Occupational Training... Watch »

Apr 27, 2015
Philly's Bike Share Program Gets Going

Philly's Bike Share Program Gets Going

Philadelphia's bike share program is finally rolling. Watch »

Apr 23, 2015
Bag Fee Possible in Philly Stores

Bag Fee Possible in Philly Stores

A Philadelphia lawmaker would like to charge you an extra nickel to take that paper or plastic shopping bag. Watch »

Apr 23, 2015
Montco Launches Bike Share on Trails

Montco Launches Bike Share on Trails

Bicycle, bicycle, want to ride a bicycle? Well you now can along Montgomery County trails even if you don’t own... Read »

Apr 22, 2015
 

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