Environment

  • January 29, 2016 |  StateImpact

    Gas royalties from state forest land drop sharply

    Pennsylvania is getting a lot less royalty money from Marcellus Shale drilling on state forest land this year due to the low price of natural gas, acc...
  • January 28, 2016

    Environmental groups sue N.J. over natural gas pipeline approval

    A duo of local environmental groups is suing two New Jersey agencies over their approval of a proposed natural gas pipeline through South Jersey.
  • 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...
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