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The best Pinelands photography of 2019

The winners of the nonprofit Pinelands Preservation Alliance’s competition for best pinelands photography were announced last weekend. Here are the winners and honorable mentions.

Giant golden trout coming to area creeks next year, though not everyone is happy about it

Pennsylvania is expanding a program to breed trophy trout for anglers, with large golden rainbow trout among the most prized. But not everyone is happy about that.

Huntsdale fish hatchery, Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is expanding its breeding of trophy trout, including golden rainbow, in an effort to lure more anglers to the sport.

Are abnormal tornado activity, other extreme weather a sign of climate change?

“It has certainly been an above normal year for severe weather with tornadoes,” said Alex Staarmann, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly.

Philly refinery fire shows why EPA must not cut regulations, say 13 attorneys general, including Pa., N.J.

Pa. Attorney General Josh Shapiro and 12 other state attorneys general sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency urging the agency to scrap a proposed rollback of an accident prevention rule in light of the most recent revelations about the Philadelphia refinery blast.

N.J. sues owners of contaminated Camden property, citing need for environmental justice

New Jersey's Attorney General's office and Department of Environmental Protection filed suit Thursday against the owner and previous owners of a contaminated site in Camden, saying polluters in minority and lower-income communities across the state are blocking revitalization efforts in those neighb

Fall foliage hitting local peak, but climate change is also in view

Dressed in a red flannel shirt and jeans, Dennis Cermak settled on a dock at Scott’s Run Lake in French Creek State Park and cast his line in search of supper — and some peace. Upcoming cancer treatments were weighing on his, so he picked a perfect fall day with a bouquet of red and yellow leaves.

Philly water exceeds Environmental Working Group limits for 5 chemicals

Though Philadelphia tap water meets federal standards, it exceeds limits for 6 unregulated chemicals including chromium and chloroform, according to the Environmental Working Group's new database of all water companies. In fact, Philadelphia is far from alone in that regard, the database shows.

Camden County officials, environmental groups urge more state protection for Cooper River

Camden County and municipal officials on Friday urged the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to give a two-mile stretch of the Cooper River a higher level of protection, citing not only the high level of recreational use, but also the discovery of an endangered species.

Camden County bans most single-use plastics at its facilities including jail, college, tech schools

Camden County officials on Thursday voted on a sweeping ban of single use plastics at all of its 51 facilities, including those that have cafeterias and vending machines. The ban includes plastic bags, straws, stirrers, utensils, foam containers, and bottled water in containers of 1 liter or less.