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Forecasters expect a busy 2021 Atlantic hurricane season

While 2021 is expected to be above average, forecasters say it won’t be as bad as 2020.

By Susan Phillips

SCOTUS hears arguments in eminent domain case involving PennEast pipeline project

New Jersey wants to block the project, saying the constitution bars the private company from seizing state-controlled land through eminent domain.

By Susan Phillips

Life along the Delaware: Giving city communities a chance to know the waterways all around us

Keisha Scovens: “It amazed us how many Philadelphians don’t realize that the Schuylkill and Delaware rivers are their drinking water source, or know about that connection with the larger watershed both upriver and downriver.”

By Keisha Scovens

Life along the Delaware: How the Upper Delaware River unites many into one community

Steven Schwartz: “In these times, the most important thing we can do is to continue to build and strengthen the community of the entire Upper Delaware Bioregion, with all of its diversity and history.”

By Steven Schwartz

Updated: March 4, 2021 | 1:23 pm

Pa.’s waterways are full of microplastics, a citizen science study says

Rivers and creeks near Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, State College and across the state show evidence of plastic products.

By Hannah Chinn/WHYY

Life along the Delaware: Seeing the river from Camden, and acting for its betterment and ours

Adriana Amador-Chacon: “As someone who believes in the phrase, ‘If you don’t make time for wellness, you make time for illness,’ I believe that it’s better to work on the issues we see today and not wait until they get too far out of our control tomorrow.”

By Adriana Amador-Chacon

U.S. Supreme Court to hear PennEast pipeline eminent domain case

PennEast wants the Supreme Court to overturn a federal appeals court ruling preventing the company from exercising eminent domain on NJ state lands.

By Susan Phillips

Updated: December 10, 2020 | 9:21 am

Controversial Gibbstown, New Jersey LNG terminal gets final DRBC approval

The vote came after testimony from environmental experts, health professionals, community groups, and residents who fear pollution and the possibility of an explosion.

By Hannah Chinn/WHYY

Updated: December 9, 2020 | 1:36 pm

Fears for safety and climate surround LNG export terminal planned on the Delaware River

Plans call for liquefied natural gas to be shipped 200 miles south down the I-95 corridor by truck and/or rail through some of the most densely populated areas of the East Coast to a terminal in New Jersey — and that worries a lot of people.

By Susan Phillips

Whistleblower claims Mariner East construction lacks proper safety measures related to sinkholes, subsidence

In legal claim, professional geologist says Sunoco prevents proper inspections, edits reports on erosion
By Susan Phillips