Environment

  • August 21, 2015

    Delaware scientist gets to the heart of watermelon malady

    Have you ever cut open a watermelon, only to find stunning psychedelic designs seemingly borrowed from decades past? The patterns can be downright mag...
  • August 20, 2015

    Pipeline application approval by Pinelands Commission chief raises eyebrows [map]

    During a regularly scheduled meeting of New Jersey's Pinelands Commission on Friday, executive director Nancy Wittenberg issued a "certifica...
  • August 17, 2015 |  StateImpact Pennsylvania

    Report urges more than two dozen measures to make oil trains safer

    Pennsylvania's oil trains could be made safer through a number of steps, more inspections, additional technology, lower speed limits, and improve...
  • August 17, 2015

    U.S. seeks dismissal of NJ ocean-blasting suit

    The federal government has moved to dismiss a lawsuit brought by New Jersey environmental officials against a research project that blasts the ocean f...
  • August 17, 2015

    Expert assesses risk of oil train accidents in Pennsylvania

    With as many as 70 oil trains rumbling across Pennsylvania each week, the administration of Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday released a series of recommendatio...
  • August 16, 2015

    Environmental groups contest flood-control measures proposed in New Jersey

    An environmental group is asking the federal Environmental Protection Agency to block new flood-hazard control rules proposed by the Christie administ...
  • August 14, 2015

    Federal experts: This El Nino may be historically strong

    Federal meteorologists say the current El Nino is already the second strongest on record for this time of year and could be one of the most potent wea...
  • August 13, 2015

    NJ lawmakers push for extending ocean-testing, cleanup measures

    Two of New Jersey's federal lawmakers intend to push for extending a program that provides about $10 million a year to test ocean water quality.
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