Pennsylvania had more solar projects installed this year, but still lags far behind nearby states

New Jersey has 6.5 times as many solar megawatts as Pennsylvania, where the requirements for solar are decidedly unambitious.

50 years after Apollo 11 moon mission, some of the smallest nations on earth have joined the space race

New Zealand, Singapore, and Luxembourg headline this emerging space race between minnows.

50 years after Apollo 11 moon mission, some of the smallest nations on earth have joined the space race

New Zealand, Singapore, and Luxembourg headline this emerging space race between minnows.

Three Mile Island’s 60-year shutdown would cost $1.2 billion

The Three Mile Island Unit 1 nuclear reactor shutdown, set to begin in September, would take nearly 60 years and $1.2 billion to complete

Three Mile Island’s 60-year shutdown would cost $1.2 billion

The Three Mile Island Unit 1 nuclear reactor shutdown, set to begin in September, would take nearly 60 years and $1.2 billion to complete

A panel, including a water sommelier and Craig LaBan tested Philly water against bottled. How did they rate?

Our volunteer panel of experts sniffed and swallowed seven water samples to see how Philadelphia's water stacked up against New York, Baltimore, Pittsburgh. and three brands of bottled water. How'd it do?

A panel, including a water sommelier and Craig LaBan tested Philly water against bottled. How did they rate?

Our volunteer panel of experts sniffed and swallowed seven water samples to see how Philadelphia's water stacked up against New York, Baltimore, Pittsburgh. and three brands of bottled water. How'd it do?
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More than a dozen boats at Bartram’s Garden damaged or lost during Thursday’s storm

Bartram’s officials said the storm caused damage and such high river flow rates that free boating offered for Saturday is cancelled.

The amazing spider science of ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’

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Before the moon voyage, astronauts rode the ‘diabolical’ spinning gondola in Warminster

The "human centrifuge" acclimated astronauts and Navy pilots to high G-forces.

Climate change blamed for grim outlook on Jersey Shore flooding, federal report says

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a report on tidal flooding for the U.S. and the news was not good for the New Jersey Shore.

How to keep mosquitoes away from your backyard

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Tale of the tap: Philly’s water-treatment plants are scientific marvels. So why can’t our drinking water get any respect?

Nearly 40 percent of city residents refuse to drink water from their taps, saying it tastes bad, or even is bad for them. The belief is especially strong in the poorer parts of America’s poorest big city, where residents spend scarce dollars on the much more expensive option of bottled water.

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The Delaware: The river that made Philadelphia

The Delaware River was born before words, flowing namelessly through an unmapped world without factories or fishermen, to a sea no ship ever sailed upon. Over the next year, Inquirer journalists will explore the river and its watershed, focusing on its challenges and its promise.

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What’s in your Philly drinking water? Maybe not as much as you fear.

The Delaware and Schuylkill rivers, where the city gets its water, are much cleaner than they were in the years before the Clean Water Act of 1972. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t problems on the horizon.

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Delaware River Stories: From the Source

Over the next year, journalists from the Philadelphia Inquirer will report on the Delaware river and watershed, the challenges it faces, and how it defines our history and the way we live today.

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How do Philadelphians feel about their water? Everything from ‘nasty’ to not bad.

We asked about a dozen residents what they think of Philadelphia’s tap water.

Contamination from Philadelphia refinery that exploded could pollute New Jersey groundwater. Here’s how.

The sprawling Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery has long been a suspected source of polluted underground water. It’s not a threat to the city's drinking water — but it could be a threat to a big South Jersey water source.

Damaged Philly refinery gives workers a 6-week extension to prepare ‘for a possible sale or restart’

Philadelphia Energy Solutions on Wednesday extended the termination date of about 950 refinery employees from July 12 to Aug. 25 to allow the company to better prepare the fire-damaged property for resale or a restart.

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