Budget deal signed by Trump includes $6M for Delaware River protection

A recently created federal program to help protect the Delaware River watershed will receive $6 million later this year as part of a bill to fund the Interior Department signed Friday by President Trump.

The most legally trapped critter in New Jersey? A big rodent some like to fry

New Jersey surveyed trappers in the state and found one critter was sought more than any other - by far. It won't be a surprise to the most southern residents of the state to learn the critter is a big semi-aquatic rodent.

The most legally trapped critter in New Jersey? A big rodent some like to fry

New Jersey surveyed trappers in the state and found one critter was sought more than any other - by far. It won't be a surprise to the most southern residents of the state to learn the critter is a big semi-aquatic rodent.

Trump’s next environmental target: Lightbulbs

Specialty bulbs consumers flock to for nostalgic or decorative appeal — think: Edison bulbs— were to face new efficiency standards in January 2020. But this month, the Department of Energy proposed continuing to exempt certain types of lighting.

Trump’s next environmental target: Lightbulbs

Specialty bulbs consumers flock to for nostalgic or decorative appeal — think: Edison bulbs— were to face new efficiency standards in January 2020. But this month, the Department of Energy proposed continuing to exempt certain types of lighting.

Meatball grease ‘is like rocket fuel’ for this South Jersey sewage plant

Landis Sewerage has found a way to generate all its own electricity needs, and then some, through a unique combination of sources. The company has made arrangements with at least five companies that specialize in taking away grease from restaurants.

Meatball grease ‘is like rocket fuel’ for this South Jersey sewage plant

Landis Sewerage has found a way to generate all its own electricity needs, and then some, through a unique combination of sources. The company has made arrangements with at least five companies that specialize in taking away grease from restaurants.
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5 questions: Climate change already is making asthma worse. What can be done about it?

Warmer, wetter weather means more pollen and mold. Big fires mean particulate matter in the air. That's just the start of factors that are make asthma more common and more severe, writes a Drexel scientist.

Levittown man illegally took turtles from N.J. marshes, sold them for $530k

A Levittown, Pa., man pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in relation to a turtle trafficking sting. The man had been collecting diamondback terrapins for years in New Jersey and selling them within the U.S. and internationally.

Budweiser’s Super Bowl commercial featuring Clydesdales and wind power draws big numbers online

It wasn’t the highest rated Super Bowl ad. But the Budweiser commercial showing Clydesdales amid a wind farm has racked up 18 million online views and counting.

Schuylkill rowers close gap on dredge money, but still risk losing big regattas

With a deadline rapidly approaching, a rowing organization says it is still more than $1 million short needed to dredge the Schuylkill racecourse and will have to start dropping events if the money is not raised.

What’s global warming got to do with this week’s frigid weather?

Undoubtedly this new polar vortex attack will unleash fresh claims that global warming is a hoax. But this ridiculous notion can be quickly dispelled with a look at predicted temperature departures around the globe for early this week. The lobe of cold air over North America is far outweighed by...

Science Says: Get used to polar vortex outbreaks

A sudden warming way above the North Pole weeks ago set the stage for the dreaded polar vortex to escape to the U.S.

1775 farmhouse and land owned by Albert Barnes to be preserved

Natural Lands says it has struck a deal to conserve a house built in 1775 and its property of 137 acres in West Pikeland, Chester County owned by the Barnes Foundation.

Some 70,000 Brussels protesters demand action on climate

At least 70,000 demonstrators braved cold and rain in the Belgian capital to demand that the government increases its efforts to fight climate change

At least half of Philly’s recycling goes straight to an incinerator

The shift is the result of a tumultuous change in fortunes for the disposal industry since May, when China began refusing to accept all but the most pure loads of waste from America.

N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy nominates two environmentalists to Pinelands Commission

NJ Gov. Murphy has nominated two women to the Pinelands Commission in what environmentalists believe could shift the panel to a more protectionist stance.

To protect concrete from road salt, Drexel engineers have an odd idea: bacteria

Road salt damages roads. Drexel's Yaghoob Farnam wants to stop it.

After a rain-soaked 2018, farmers brace for another wet year

Pennsylvania farmers battled unrelenting rainfall last year, only to be met with paltry fields of crops and sickened animals. 2019 is also off to a watery start.

‘Blood moon’ lunar eclipse tonight

The first total lunar eclipse visible in years to the Philadelphia region will occur Sunday night. It will be clear for viewing, but bitterly cold.

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