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How much rain from Isaias fell near you?

An Inquirer analysis of National Weather Service data found Wynnewood, in Montgomery County, received the highest amount of rain, 8.59 inches, among 247 locations across the region.

Residents return to flooded homes after Isaias; 676 closed until Thursday due to unsecured barge; 5-year-old Montco girl found dead

Downpours led to widespread flooding and numerous water rescues, with rainfall amounts of up to 8 inches reported.

The Vine Street bridge took a hit from a 100-ton barge, but is deemed OK

PennDOT officials hope to open the expressway ramp Thursday.

DRPA breaks ground on solar project to power PATCO trains

The Delaware River Port Authority says a new 22 megawatt solar project will provide more than half the total electricity consumption for its PATCO operations through 50,000 solar panels on parking canopies at rail stations and installations on bridges.

Isaias leaves destruction and thousands in Philly region without power: ‘The worst ... is yet to come’

The Schuylkill River at Philadelphia could approach historic levels on Wednesday as it crests above flood stage.

Mosquitoes arrive earlier, stay later in Philly region because of climate change, data suggest

Communities across the Philadelphia region are seeing more mosquito-friendly days, as they warm because of climate change, according to data compiled by Climate Central. Philly has gone from 153 such days in the 1980s to 163 now. Allentown has gone from 128 to 142.

New Jersey’s PSEG Power to sell off its fossil fuel plants

Public Service Enterprise Group said Friday is "exploring strategic alternatives" for its fossil fuel power plants in favor of clean energy — a move one of the state's largest environmental groups hailed as a big break.

Wissahickon park neighbors plan rally to draw help handling large crowds, trash, noise

Neighbors of Wissahickon Valley Park say they've had enough of large groups coming into the Philadelphia-owned park, many from out of state, barbecuing, blasting music, illegally swimming in Devil's Pool and others areas, and leaving behind mountains of trash. So they are planning a rally Aug. 9 to

Thinking of buying a kayak? Coronavirus demand makes them hard to find

COVID-19 has lead to a surge in demand for kayaks. Trouble is, there are almost none to be found in stores because of high demand and supply chain issues, both driven by the pandemic.

400-year-old ‘William Penn’ oak preserved, along with Chester County farm

Natural Lands has signed an agreement to preserve a small farm in North Coventry Township, Chester County, that contains a 400-year-old white oak tree.