Swimming at the Jersey Shore? The water’s fine, more or less.

Despite sea gull poop and run-off trash, ocean water along the Jersey Shore is generally safe for swimmers, and beach closures are relatively rare.

Pa., N.J., and Del. governors meet in Philadelphia, commit to health of Delaware River

Governors Tom Wolf, Phil Murphy and John Carney met in Philadelphia Thursday to renew their states commitment to working to keep the Delaware River healthy.

Pa., N.J., and Del. governors meet in Philadelphia, commit to health of Delaware River

Governors Tom Wolf, Phil Murphy and John Carney met in Philadelphia Thursday to renew their states commitment to working to keep the Delaware River healthy.

What would it take to beat the latest ‘Jeopardy!’ whiz? Experts weigh in.

Psychologists explain the science behind Holzhauer’s speedy information recall.

What would it take to beat the latest ‘Jeopardy!’ whiz? Experts weigh in.

Psychologists explain the science behind Holzhauer’s speedy information recall.
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‘Biggest Little Farm': This documentary on sustainable farming is not just a good watch, it’s also surprisingly moving | Movie review

Two city dwellers revive a family farm in the documentary Biggest Little Farm, which develops into a profound statement on mans relationship to the earth.
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‘Biggest Little Farm': This documentary on sustainable farming is not just a good watch, it’s also surprisingly moving | Movie review

Two city dwellers revive a family farm in the documentary Biggest Little Farm, which develops into a profound statement on mans relationship to the earth.
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Pennsylvania DEP tells industrial wastewater treatment company it will deny permit

The notice to deny the permit does not kill the project, but is yet another setback for Israel-based Elcon in what’s already been a years-long effort to build a wastewater processing facility.

Washington environmental lawyer named Philly’s new water commissioner

Starting June 24, Randy E. Hayman will run the Philadelphia Water Department and oversee its 2,000 member staff. He will be paid $200,000 a year.

28 to remain on Scientology ship in Curacao in measles scare

Authorities in Curacao say that 17 crew members and 11 passengers must stay aboard a ship owned by the Church of Scientology that was quarantined in the Dutch Caribbean island following a confirmed case of measles.

U.N. chief predicts ‘total disaster’ if warming not stopped

UN Secretary-General says limiting warming to just another degree may not be possible but it must be done because the alternative would be catastrophic

Man catches Pa. record 50-pound flathead catfish — an invasive species

Jeff Bonawitz, of Lancaster County dragged in a flathead catfish recently that was the size of an average 7-year-old child, a Pennsylvania state record. But the species is invasive. So is that a good thing?

One million species face extinction, UN panel says. And humans will suffer as a result.

Up to 1 million plant and animal species are on the verge of extinction, with devastating implications for human survival, according to a United Nations report released Monday.

Climate change appears to shape human fertility

In poor, equatorial countries, climate change may lead families to more children, and fewer resources to support them.

Pa. testing water to find out if contamination in Bucks, Montco is ‘a problem across the entire state’

The plan announced by state officials last month to sample public water systems for PFAS, chemicals linked to cancer, is on track to begin in late May, but the state won't release a list of testing sites.

U.S. House passes climate bill a day after Pa. legislators hold session skeptical of climate change

The U.S. House, lead by Democrats, approved a bill Thursday that would block President Trump from withdrawing from the Paris climate accord - just a day after Republicans in Pennsylvania held a research session with testimony from three scientists well-known for climate denial.

Schuylkill to be dredged this summer after donors kicked in millions, Philadelphia officials announce

Flanked by the presidents of the city's major universities, Philadelphia officials announced Wednesday they have secured $4.5 million in public and private money to dredge the Schuylkill in time to prevent regattas from leaving.

Space station power shortage delays SpaceX supply run

A major power shortage at the International Space Station has delayed this week's SpaceX supply run.

Plan to build housing on contaminated Bishop Tube site in Chester County faces major setback

A board has ruled amendments to an agreement that would have allowed developer Brian O’Neill to build housing on the contaminated Bishop Tube site in Chester County site are “arbitrary and capricious.”

Trash and treasure: Historic Burlington Island is ready for a comeback — but first it needs a major cleanup

The historic Burlington Island, once home to Native Americans, the affluent from the Main Line and a 1920s amusement park, is now a virtual landfill of debris. The Board of Island Managers, along with volunteers and a Philadelphia clothing company, want to restore it and reopen it to the public.

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