Flesh-eating bacteria cases increase and Cooper researchers believe climate change is behind it

Climate change may have brought flesh-eating infection to previously unaffected New Jersey bayshore.

Flesh-eating bacteria cases increase and Cooper researchers believe climate change is behind it

Climate change may have brought flesh-eating infection to previously unaffected New Jersey bayshore.

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.
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

U.S. officials warn of climate risk as Trump dismisses it

Senior U.S. officials have warned Congress about the threat to national security from melting ice in the Arctic

Video: Illegal dumpers caught on camera leaving a mess behind on Philly streets

In an attempt to crackdown on illegal dumping, Philadelphia officials have released video of people caught on newly installed cameras shoving trash from trucks onto alleys, roadways and sidewalks.

Clinging jellyfish, known for excruciating stings, found in North Wildwood salt pond near inlet

Clinging jellyfish have been confirmed in a salt pond near a bathing area in North Wildwood, the first time the species with an excruciatingly painful sting has been found this far south in New Jersey

Scientist warns of Everest dangers from pollution, melting

A scientist says Mount Everest and its surrounding peaks are increasingly polluted and warmer, and nearby glaciers are melting at an alarming rate that is likely to make it dangerous for future climbers.

Lawyers spar over case blaming US policy for climate change

Federal judges are wrestling over whether climate change violates the rights of young people who have sued the U.S. government over the use of fossil fuels

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