Art installation interprets water pollution with sound
At the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Penn’s campus in West Philadelphia, off to the side in the lobby area, is a small installation called Date-um. Immediately visitors are drawn to five friendly faces – elders it turns out, active in the decades long struggle to clean up the Schuylkill river.
Atlantic Sunrise pipeline clears major regulatory hurdle
Federal regulators say a large natural gas transmission line planned to run through parts of central Pennsylvania will create limited environmental impacts. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released its final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed Atlantic Sunrise pipeline Friday.
EPA says fracking study’s data gaps are an important contribution to science
The EPA says its fracking study, published this month, is the most comprehensive look so far at all the science available on whether or not fracking pollutes drinking water.
Pa. launches $300 million investment in Philadelphia ports
Boosters of the Port of Philadelphia gathered Wednesday to celebrate a $300 million Christmas present from Gov. Tom Wolf.
EPA: Fracking can impact drinking water
The Environmental Protection Agency, in a revision from its earlier draft report on hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas, says in its final study that fracking can impact water supplies "under some circumstances." The report details the circumstances where water has been impacted, and provides guidance on how to avoid water contamination.
As Seen On First
The Delaware River Watershed supplies water to more than 15 million people, or about 5% of the nation's population. It's natural lands both protect clean water and provide a habitat of regional and hemispheric importance. The story of the river includes stories of its people and wildlife that depend on it for survival, the threats to continued sources of clean water, and the river as an economic engine.
The project is funded by The William Penn Foundation.