There is growing national interest in perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl, chemical compounds once used to treat nonstick cookware, as well as put in firefighting foam, stain-resistance clothing and food packaging.
Improving education alone is a good reason to keep the tax but it will also finance the ambitious plan to fix libraries, playgrounds and parks in every neighborhood in the city makes it a powerful investment in the people of the city.
The study, being handled by Quest Consultants, is expected to be completed by summer's end.
Already this year, stings from the clinging jellyfish have sent two men to the hospital.
This isn't your typical type of rock music.
The spotted lanternfly, originally from Asia, was first discovered in the U.S. in Pennsylvania in 2014 and has spread to 13 counties there. Now, it has found its way to New Jersey.
In 2014, Colorado became the first state to regulate methane from existing sources. It's time for Pennsylvania to do the same.
A venomous Portuguese man-of-war was spotted on the shore in Wildwood on July 5.
Six Philadelphia universities with rowing clubs will be asked to help raise more than $4 million to help dredge the Schuylkill River, whose famed racing lanes are getting shallow from silt.
Twitter users argue over environmental protection and disability rights after Starbucks reveals its plan to ban plastic straws from their coffee shops by 2020.
Once a peaceful respite and used for wedding ceremonies, the garden, bordered by Walnut and Locust streets, between 4th and 5th, has fallen on hard times. Weeds dominate the beds and pop up through the cracks of the brick walkways.
A federal appeals court overturned the dismissal of a challenge by landowners to a fracking ban in the Delaware River basin.
s of late Monday afternoon, more than 100 people had called the Heatline, the city's special hotline ( 215-765-9040 ) for heat events. The hotline, operated by the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, was activated noon Sunday.