Under the deal, Radnor-based Community Energy would construct a 70 Megawatt solar farm in Adams County, about 100 miles to the west near Gettysburg. Community Energy would form a new company, Adams Solar, LLC to operate what would become the largest solar farm in the state by far.
The group's biennial report said it measured trends in 4,005 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fish. The biggest declines were among creatures that live in freshwater, which faced an even bigger 83 percent drop. South and Central America were hit hardest as rainforests shrank, with 20 percent of the Amazon disappearing.
Because of its poor condition, the Headquarters Road Bridge has been closed to traffic since 2011. Meanwhile, the state has been busy coming up with a replacement that calls for turning the current one-lane setup into two lanes.
Ryan Zinke, secretary of the interior, said he would exempt Florida because it depended so heavily on tourism. New Jersey officials were outraged, given that the state has 130 miles of coastline that relies heavily on tourism, including its beaches in the summer and year-round birding industry.
Officials are warning residents that mosquito season is not over and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has said this year marks the highest level statewide for West Nile virus activity in the mosquito population since 2000.
Officials announced Thursday that TD Bank has pledged $1.125 million for the program over three years starting in 2019 that will allow the city to plant trees strategically in streets with few trees and organize large-scale tree plantings in parks. The money will be in addition to $7 million in funding for TreePhilly from city and state sources, as well as private foundations. So the program will have about $8.2 million to spend the next three years.