Half a million mussels to be hatched yearly at Bartram’s Garden

The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary said a new mussel hatchery to be built at Bartram's Garden “may be the first of its kind in the world."

How and where to see the ‘blood moon’ lunar eclipse

The first total lunar eclipse visible in years to the Philadelphia region will occur Sunday night, and some are ready to gather.

How and where to see the ‘blood moon’ lunar eclipse

The first total lunar eclipse visible in years to the Philadelphia region will occur Sunday night, and some are ready to gather.

‘The air and the water are not being protected’: Work in Philly’s EPA office stalls during government shutdown

The Environmental Protection Agency's Philadelphia office is one of the largest regional offices in the country. Here's what they haven't been doing since the year began -- and why workers say stopping EPA operations is a threat to public health and safety.

‘The air and the water are not being protected’: Work in Philly’s EPA office stalls during government shutdown

The Environmental Protection Agency's Philadelphia office is one of the largest regional offices in the country. Here's what they haven't been doing since the year began -- and why workers say stopping EPA operations is a threat to public health and safety.

As U.S. carbon emissions spike, Pa’s Gov. Wolf announces first statewide reduction plan

An independent research firm released a report Tuesday saying carbon emissions rose a surprising 3.4 percent in 2018.

As U.S. carbon emissions spike, Pa’s Gov. Wolf announces first statewide reduction plan

An independent research firm released a report Tuesday saying carbon emissions rose a surprising 3.4 percent in 2018.
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Record rains increased pollution in Chesapeake Bay

A report by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation said the health of the bay decreased one point to 33 last year, earning it the equivalent of a D+, mostly because of heavy rains that swept in nitrogen and phosphorous from runoff. Water clarity also took a hit.

Count finds sharp drop in monarch butterflies in California

Researchers with an environmental group are labeling as "disturbingly low" the number of western monarch butterflies that migrate along the California coast

How to recycle your live Christmas tree in Philadelphia

Philadelphia residents have the option of recycling their Christmas trees rather than just hauling them to the curb where they'll be disposed of as regular trash. Last year, residents recycled nearly 6.5 tons.

2018 has set rainfall records in the Philadelphia region — and the rain may not let up soon

Yes, it has been a very wet year. But unlike in past rainy years, there were no big storms to blame, just frequent showers. Blame the gulf stream — and climate change.

The holidays are the trashiest time of the year. Here’s what to do with garbage and recyclables.

Municipal waste streams can increase by up to 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year, with Christmas as the biggest driver. And that's a problem for recycling.

‘Eye-popping’ 245-ton illegal dump cleared near Philadelphia drinking water intakes

It took four separate days using water department staff and volunteers, but the crew cleaned up the amount of trash equivalent to that produced by 32,700 city households each dumping a 15-pound bag of garbage along Falls Road.

How to prepare Philly and Puerto Rico for the next climate disaster? Penn Design students took on the challenge.

The design school worked to provide a better response to communities affected by natural disasters here and on the island.

European officials agree on ban of some single-use plastics

European Union officials have agreed to ban some single-use plastics, such as disposable cutlery, plates and straws, in an effort to cut marine pollution

Feds in Del. fine shipping company $2M after crewman slips them oil-discharge video

A year ago, a 750-foot-long oil tanker named Nave Cielo pulled into port in Delaware City, just off the Delaware River in New Castle County. A crew member slipped the U.S. Coast Guard a thumb drive showing an oil discharge out at sea.

Talks adopt ‘rulebook’ to put Paris climate deal into action

United Nations talks adopt 'rulebook' to put Paris climate agreement into action

Pa. businesses must get trained and permitted for invasive spotted lanternfly or face fines

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is telling a broad spectrum of businesses that they must obtain a permit showing they are taking steps to stop the spread of the crop-destroying spotted lanternfly.

Weather agency chief: I’ve never briefed Trump on warming

The head of the government agency that monitors climate change says he has never talked about the issue with President Donald Trump

UN chief returns as climate talks teeter closer to collapse

The secretary-general of the United Nations has flown back to global climate talks in Poland to urge countries to reach an agreement, as some observers feared the meeting might end without a deal

Health Costs
FDA resuming some food inspections halted by shutdown

Routine food inspections halted by US government shutdown

Wellness
5 reasons why New Year’s resolutions fail

A barre-inspired routine to help you stay strong and slim

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