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Groups to share $11.5M in federal funding to clean up, boost access to Delaware Watershed

Projects in Pennsylvania include developing a watershed restoration plan for the Lower West Branch of the Red Clay Creek Watershed in Chester County.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

Chester County Commissioners urge PUC to act as Mariner East pipeline construction causes more sinkholes

At the request of the Department of Environmental Protection, Sunoco stopped construction on a section of the line near Valley Creek and the Chester County library.

By Susan Phillips

Most charges dropped against two state constables involved in alleged Mariner East pipeline ‘buy-a-badge’ scheme

A jury found the constables guilty of failing to disclose wages earned from Energy Transfer Partners’ Sunoco Logistics unit. Bribery and other charges were dropped.

By Kenny Cooper/WHYY

U.S. Supreme Court rules PennEast pipeline project can use eminent domain to take N.J. state land

The ruling reverses a the Third Circuit Court of Appeals decision that held New Jersey could block construction on conservation land. Industry praised the decision; PennEast opponents vowed to continue their fight.

By Susan Phillips

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