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The osprey population has grown in part because of a decline in contaminants in the Delaware estuary.

Delaware estuary’s ospreys recover as fish contaminants decline, report says

Population growth suggests overall improvement in region’s ecological health
By Jon Hurdle and Catalina Jaramillo

Stormwater drains in Philadelphia have traps to capture trash, but smaller pieces of plastic can get through all the way to the river.

Looking to cut plastics pollution in the ocean? Start upstream, experts say

As more plastic trash makes its way from city and town storm water drains to the ocean, a movement grows to focus on where the garbage is coming from.

By Catalina Jaramillo


Mariner East 2 pipeline construction crews work in the backyards of homes on Lisa Drive in West Whiteland Township, Chester County, on May 2. Sinkholes that opened in the area prompted the state's Public Utility Commission to order that an existing pipeline nearby, the Mariner East 1, be shut down until it could be determined that the sinkholes didn't threaten its safety. PUC on May 3 approved a re-start of Mariner East 1.

Teenagers take turns jumping into the Musconetcong river just below the Asbury Mill Dam. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

File photo: The Environmental Protection Agency.

MLK’s environmental justice legacy threatened by Trump administration cuts

It was a stormy night in Memphis, Tennessee, and Martin Luther King Jr. wasn’t feeling very well. He had a slight fever and a sore throat, and felt exhausted after the trip to the city that would see him die.

By Catalina Jaramillo

FILE - In this June 3, 2008 file photo, Liberty Valley Elementary School, then, kindergarten student Tianna Swisher moves into an arc of water for a drink at the water fountain at Montour Preserve, near Washingtonville, Pa. , while classmate Eli Zakarian awaits his turn. Consumers know less about the water they pay dearly for in bottles than the tap water they can drink almost for free because they're regulated differently, the Government Accountability Office and a group of scientists say in reports being released Wednesday, July 8, 2009.

The Delaware River basin: Officials say proposed new rules would strengthen protections against contamination from fracking waste water brought into the basin.