Environment

  • March 28, 2014

    Old debate over taxing Marcellus Shale getting new life

    A Republican state representative from Bucks County has introduced legislation to create a severance tax on shale gas.
  • March 27, 2014

    Pa. bike path moved to accommodate endangered spadefoot toad

    Why did the spadefoot toad have to cross the road? Answer: It won't have to now that a bicycle path in central Pennsylvania is being redesigned ...
  • March 27, 2014

    Should N.J. return to carbon-curbing pact?

    State Senate President Stephen Sweeney is attempting to require New Jersey to re-enter a multistate carbon pollution reduction program through legisla...
  • March 25, 2014

    'Once in a lifetime' chance brings ancient turtle bones back together in Philly

    Two pieces of an ancient puzzle have been reunited in Philadelphia, stunning a group of seasoned paleontologists. They just published a research paper...
  • March 23, 2014

    Overabundant deer help invasive species grow

    A new study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh has found that an invasive plant species in the forests of the northeastern United States i...
  • March 22, 2014 |  PlanPhilly

    Philly Planning Commission hears Bartram's Mile pitch

    The Planning Commission heard an information-only presentation on a key part of implementing Philadelphia2035, a description of the first phase of the...
  • March 21, 2014

    N.J. rejection of offshore windmills puts state at disadvantage, environmentalists say

    Environmentalists are concerned about the future of offshore wind projects in New Jersey after the state Board of Public Utilities voted this week to ...
  • March 20, 2014 |  StateImpact Pennsylvania

    No matter how you slice it, Chevron's post-explosion gesture to Pa. town getting reaction

    When a Chevron natural gas well exploded, killing a young worker, the company gave residents free pizza coupons, prompting an international petition d...