Two more Philly playgrounds closed for lead contamination, bringing number to 3 this month

The news comes after officials closed athletic fields at a Point Breeze playground just last week, after elevated levels of lead were found in the soil.

Two more Philly playgrounds closed for lead contamination, bringing number to 3 this month

The news comes after officials closed athletic fields at a Point Breeze playground just last week, after elevated levels of lead were found in the soil.

Contentious plan to remake N.J. dynamite plant into shale-gas export terminal is approved

DRBC approval allows Delaware River Partners to build a new wharf at the former DuPont Repauno Works. But it will need to obtain federal permits if it hopes to export LNG.

Contentious plan to remake N.J. dynamite plant into shale-gas export terminal is approved

DRBC approval allows Delaware River Partners to build a new wharf at the former DuPont Repauno Works. But it will need to obtain federal permits if it hopes to export LNG.

Six Flags Great Adventure rides now powered completely by solar energy

Six Flags Great Adventure unveiled a 23.5-megawatt solar project that will power almost all of the park's rides by the sun.

Six Flags Great Adventure rides now powered completely by solar energy

Six Flags Great Adventure unveiled a 23.5-megawatt solar project that will power almost all of the park's rides by the sun.
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It’s official: Science has proven that black doesn’t crack | Elizabeth Wellington

Thanks to a Rutgers New Jersey Medical School study, grandma’s quip is truer than ever. And the reasons are far deeper than the melanin that helps darker skin from the ultra violet rays that lead to wrinkles. It goes right on down to the bone.

Philadelphia to pay $8.4 million toward cleanup of long-contaminated Superfund site

The landfill straddles Darby Creek near 84th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard and was an unlicensed dump for commercial, industrial, institutional and municipal waste starting in the early 1950s.

Trump orders simpler path for genetically engineered food

President Trump has signed an executive order directing federal agencies to simplify the regulatory process for genetically engineered plants and animals

Water department announces its new spokesdog

Dolphina, a recently adopted five-year-old pit-mix, is the Philadelphia Water Department's new 'spokesdog' for efforts to guard local waterways against the threat of pet waste poop.

In hot water? Study says warming may reduce sea life by 17%

A new study finds a warmer world may lose a billion tons of fish and other marine life by the end of the century.

Did the Diamondbacks-Phillies home-run bash get a lift from the atmosphere?

An invisible force might have helped the Phillies and Diamondbacks set a home-run record Monday night.

Canada to ban single-use plastics

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada plans to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021.

Malvern firm’s heavy-duty wireless chargers help Indianapolis electric buses travel farther

Momentum Dynamics will install wireless chargers to boost the mileage of electric buses in Indianapolis, which were unable to deliver the promised range in cold weather.

Bioengineered salmon won’t come from US’s biggest farm state

Genetically engineered salmon is headed to store shelves in the U.S., but it won't be coming from the biggest salmon farming state in the country.

White House blocked intelligence aide’s written testimony on climate change

According to several senior administration officials, Trump officials sought to cut several pages of the document on the grounds that its description of climate science did not mesh with the administration's official stance.

Michael Bloomberg to plunge $500M into clean energy effort

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is plunging $500 million into an effort to move the United States to a 100% clean energy economy and close all of the nation's remaining coal plants by 2030.

A cleanup crew hauled off 24,000 pounds of waste from Mount Everest

The world's most famous peak is showing its wear and tear. Since it was first successfully topped in 1953, Mount Everest has become a sought-after destination for international daredevil climbers. Each spring, hundreds of people flock to the slopes of the nearly 30,000-foot mountain.

Setting clean-water standards is the EPA’s job. Pa. and other states are doing it instead.

Pennsylvania is one of seven states pursuing its own clean drinking-water standard in the face of PFAS water contamination.

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Marijuana use doubles among U.S. pregnant women to 7%

California governor, lawmaker alter proposed vaccine rules

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