OSHA hits bankrupt Philly refinery for safety violations related to June fire

Federal regulators cited Philadelphia Energy Solutions for safety violations related to the catastrophic fire and explosions in June that released more than 5,000 pounds of deadly chemical and led to the refinery’s closure and bankruptcy.

Philly refinery auction said to attract Chicago developer that rehabs industrial properties

The fate of the bankrupt Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery complex, shut down since a catastrophic June fire and explosion, hung in the balance on Friday.

Philly refinery auction said to attract Chicago developer that rehabs industrial properties

The fate of the bankrupt Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery complex, shut down since a catastrophic June fire and explosion, hung in the balance on Friday.

With $5,000 rebate and tax exemption, New Jersey poised to become electric vehicle leader

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is set to sign sweeping legislation Friday that environmental groups say could propel the state into national leadership on electric vehicle sales, with a new $5,000 rebate, combined with an existing sales tax exemption, expected to entice consumers in a big way.

With $5,000 rebate and tax exemption, New Jersey poised to become electric vehicle leader

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is set to sign sweeping legislation Friday that environmental groups say could propel the state into national leadership on electric vehicle sales, with a new $5,000 rebate, combined with an existing sales tax exemption, expected to entice consumers in a big way.

Surprise snowfalls have become rare. In fact, forecast snow often doesn't come.

How much for Philly? The answer is up in the air, about 6,000 feet.

Surprise snowfalls have become rare. In fact, forecast snow often doesn't come.

How much for Philly? The answer is up in the air, about 6,000 feet.
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2019 capped off the world’s hottest decade in recorded history

WASHINGTON - The past decade was the hottest ever recorded on the planet, driven by an acceleration of temperature increases in the past five years, according to new data released Wednesday by the U.S. government.

Potential changes to Lehigh River dam are meant to protect Philly’s drinking water, but Poconos businesses aren’t happy about it

The Army Corps of Engineers is looking at how the dam could manage water flows to control the point at which salt creeps up the Delaware River. Keeping that salt line in place is vital to protecting Philadelphia’s drinking water.

For sale: 1,300 acres in South Philly. Next 7 days could decide the fate of bankrupt refinery.

The 1,300-acre property, which is larger than all of Center City, could be sold to one buyer, or broken up into pieces and sold to several buyers.

Philly taxpayers will spend $9 million this year to have recycling hauled

Last year started poorly for recycling in Philadelphia as the city was forced to send at least half its recycling to incinerators. This year, taxpayers will have to cough up millions more to handle the waste no one really wants anymore. But city officials think things could brighten by spring.

New Jersey is offering 29 guided hikes New Year’s Day so you can start 2020 in nature

The New Jersey State Park Service is hosting 29 hikes, 1 mountain bike ride and 1 horseback ride in state parks, forests and historic sites on New Year’s Day.

How $18M for trails in Montgomery County will connect Exton to Philly

Included in the projects is a possible trail along the Wissahickon from Forbidden Drive to the Morris Arboretum.

New Jersey sues Sherwin-Williams over Superfund site contaminated with lead, arsenic

The New Jersey Attorney General has sued the Sherwin-Williams paint company over a highly-toxic Superfund site it owns in Gibbsboro, Camden County, saying the company had a history of not only failing to disclose all the contamination and thwarting its containment and removal, but also misleading au

Real or artificial Christmas tree: Which is better for the environment?

Many people assume a real Christmas tree is better environmentally than an artificial tree. But is it? The answer, in short, depends on how many Christmases you plan to use the artificial tree. Scientists have come up with some numbers.

Brushing aside climate concerns, U.S. clears way for gas pipeline in Philadelphia area

Brushing aside a debate about climate change, the federal government approved the project, which would repurpose an existing oil pipeline to carry natural gas to Delaware County.

Salt ruins roads and cars in the winter. Are grapes, cheese, and vodka the fix?

Road salt works, but it also corrodes. Would roads and cars be better off with less of it? Inside the quest for alternatives.

Rutgers: New Jersey shore sea rise is more than double the global average

Sea level along the New Jersey coast has risen 1.5 feet, more than twice the rate than globally, the past 100 years, according to a new Rutgers University report released Thursday. And scientists say the rise is largely the fault of humans.

Got forest? Penn State web series will help you keep your woods healthy

Approximately 58 percent of Pennsylvania's land is forested. The new program is for owners of parcels 10 acres or less.

To save Delaware Water Gap park from overcrowding, officials eye first-ever entry fee

The National Park Service is proposing a $25 fee per car to enter the park, which officials say is seeing record numbers of visitors, leading to trampled areas and other issues.

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