Environment

  • January 28, 2016

    Pa. regulators give PGW green light on raising fee to replace old gas mains faster

    Philadelphia Gas Works customers will soon be paying a little bit extra to help speed up replacement of the utility's old, leaky gas mains.
  • January 28, 2016

    Garbage truck explosion in neighborhood outside Trenton called a rarity [video]

    After a garbage truck running on compressed natural gas exploded this week in Hamilton, New Jersey, experts on use of the fuel said it was very unusua...
  • January 27, 2016

    Program aims to improve job prospects of former inmates while sprucing up Philly

    Fifty candidates for a new work initiative came to Philadelphia City Hall for job interviews Wednesday. The program aims to help those who spent time...
  • January 27, 2016

    SEPTA puts the brakes on energy loss by slowing subway cars

    It's one of the basic tenets learned in high school physics class. The first law of thermodynamics says that energy cannot be created or destroye...
  • January 26, 2016

    NJ ends terrapin harvest to protect turtle population

    New Jersey has ended this year's harvest season for a species of brackish water turtle whose numbers are declining due to overharvesting.
  • January 25, 2016 |  State Impact

    Heating oil spills into Schuylkill River

    Two days after a 4,200-gallon heating oil leak, environmental cleanup crews continued work Monday in the ares of the spill site near the Schuylkill Ri...
  • January 25, 2016

    NJ lawmakers try again on Barnegat Bay pollution limits

    New Jersey lawmakers are trying again to impose daily limits on the amount of pollutants that can be allowed to wash into the fragile Barnegat Bay. E...
  • January 24, 2016

    US, New Mexico ink settlements over nuclear radiation leak

    New Mexico and the U.S. Department of Energy have inked $74 million in settlements over dozens of permit violations stemming from a radiation leak tha...
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