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    • Environmental organizations symbolically delivered 20,000 public comments to EPA in support of the clean water rule.

Pennsylvania environmental activists submit 20,000 comments on proposed changes to EPA’s clean water rule

A coalition of Philadelphian environmental organizations hand-delivered more than 20,000 public comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Philadelphia office last week, all in support of the Water of the…

    • Veolia plant at Christian Street from the Schuylkill River

Trump’s proposed cuts to EPA could cost Philadelphia millions, report finds

President Donald Trump’s plan to cut the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) budget by 30 percent would put Pennsylvania residents and economy at great risk, according to an Environmental Defense Fund…

    • The Dirt Factory was built on a vacant lot between a West Philly home and a used car lot
Eyes on the Street

University City District grows its Dirt Factory composting efforts

Early this summer New York City announced a plan to launch a citywide composting initiative similar to existing programs in San Francisco, Seattle and Portland. Philly, the city that has a…

    • A view of City Hall and its neighbors
    • Seasons Greetings
Eyes on the Street

Dec. 21: Juvenile Justice | The Number | Philly's Bike Score | Lead legacy in neighborhoods

Good morning, Streeters. Is it doomsdsay? Maybe, judging by the torrential rain overnight. Here's your Friday morning Buzz: the city’s new Juvenile Justice Center, what’s in a The NumberPhilly’s…

    • soakitup
Eyes on the Street

Soak It Up!: Green infrastructure design competition

Philadelphia’s pioneering Green City, Clean Waters plan to manage stormwater using green infrastructure is slowly rolling out through early action projects like streets with permeable paving and green schoolyards. But greening…

    • Through a $1.2 million EPA DERA grant, this 1950s era locomotive will receive a new engine, Photo courtesy of SEPTA

SEPTA to repower locomotive engine, reduce fuel consumption and emissions

Residents near Wayne Junction Station will breathe easier thanks to a SEPTA project to replace the outdated diesel engine on a 1950s-era locomotive with a new, fuel-efficient engine and emissions reducing…

    • Along the creek in Lawncrest | Flickr user Chambo25 | Creative Commons
Eyes on the Street

Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed turning green with infrastructure

Thanks to a $58,000 EPA grant, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) will help implement 10 new green infrastructure projects to the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed aimed at improving water quality, controlling stormwater, and…

Real NEastate: Should I be worried about radon?

Q: I bought my home in Somerton and - at the time - I had a home inspection and a termite inspection, but never thought of getting a radon inspection. Now…

EPA Environmental Justice Video Contest

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is sponsoring an environmental justice video contest to create videos that capture the faces of the environmental justice movement. The Faces of the Grassroots contest is…

    • PWD plan

A new course: From tunnels to trees

Oct. 1 Previous PlanPhilly coverage: Stormwater infrastructure; How we manage our stormwater By Arrus FarmerFor PlanPhilly Howard Neukrug, the Philadelphia Water Department’s Director of the Office of Watersheds, gave…

Public Transportation’s Role In Responding to Climate Change

Public Transportation’s Role in Responding to Climate Change [PDF]This paper details the role public transportation has in responding to the challenge of climate change.  It collects and analyzes data from…

    • PECO's new green roof

Plain topsides should be green with envy

st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } June 24By Henry SteinbergFor PlanPhillyTuesday night, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society unveiled PECO’s Green Initiative and hosted a tour of the company’s massive, new green roof. The…

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