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03/05/2021 - Talen Energy agrees to protect Montour Preserve as part of coal phase-out plan

Conservationists say the agreement is a win for water quality and recreation in the middle Susquehanna watershed.

03/05/2021 - Life along the Delaware: How the Upper Delaware River unites many into one community

Steven Schwartz: "In these times, the most important thing we can do is to continue to build and strengthen the community of the entire Upper Delaware Bioregion, with all of its diversity and history."

03/04/2021 - Life along the Delaware: Better access to Philly’s two rivers could open spaces on hidden shorelines

Stacy Levy: "What if the shorelines were lush with trees and birds and peaceful, shady places to walk and hang out?"

03/03/2021 - Pa.’s waterways are full of microplastics, a citizen science study says

Rivers and creeks near Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, State College and across the state show evidence of plastic products.

03/03/2021 - Philadelphia, suburban towns sue state over moratorium on plastic bag bans

"We are finding local solutions to local problems, and this suit is important in declaring our right to do so on this and many other issues," Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said.

03/03/2021 - Life along the Delaware: Seeing the river from Camden, and acting for its betterment and ours

Adriana Amador-Chacon: "As someone who believes in the phrase, 'If you don’t make time for wellness, you make time for illness,' I believe that it’s better to work on the issues we see today and not wait until they get too far out of our control tomorrow."

03/03/2021 - Fracking chemicals are showing up in bodies of people who live near drilling, research finds

In a Q&A, Kristina Marusic of Environmental Health News said, "I hope that this study will encourage others to do more biomonitoring related to fracking. The technology is evolving..."

03/02/2021 - Revolution Pipeline, part of which exploded in 2018, is back in service

The Department of Environmental Protection said the pipeline's owner has put in enough safety precautions to make the ground beneath pipeline route stable.

03/01/2021 - One day, two hearings: Fossil fuels shift climate change messaging; Dems show rift on green transition

Two state capitol hearings featured coal and gas boosters, but scientists say we must phase out emissions by 2050 to avoid climate change's worst effects.

02/25/2021 - Mariner East project penalized for dozens of violations in Lebanon County

The incidents include a 200-gallon spill at sites along Snitz Creek.