American Rivers has named the Delaware as its river of the year for 2020, hailing it as a “national success story” for its dramatic revitalization | The Philadelphia Inquirer
Could climate change shift the conversation on this invasive species?
Some scientists have been arguing that phragmites could be a key line of defense against rising sea level | Delaware News-Journal
Lead in drinking water is not visible, nor does it have a distinct taste or scent. This makes it nearly impossible to detect lead in your water source-without asking your water provider.
But it’s not the water that’s the problem. | Green Philly Blog
Litter — some of it coronavirus-inspired face masks and gloves — mars miles of stream banks, forests, and green space. Hundreds of cleanups are on hold or canceled altogether because of pandemic precautions. | The Philadelphia Inquirer
With roughly one dog for every four people in Philadelphia, dogs generate tens of millions of pounds annually, according to The Philadelphia Water Department. | Green Philly Blog
New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection upgraded the designation of 600 miles of waterways to Category One, a level that seeks to limit pollution and development. | The Philadelphia Inquirer
Borough residents and area environmental groups are hoping to stop a proposal for housing that includes a very large sewer-service area they fear will overheat and possibly pollute the Musconetcong River, one of the major tributaries of the Delaware River in New Jersey. | Delaware Currents
Panic-buying bottled water? Here’s the truth about whether you need to add it to your shopping cart VS good ol’ tap.
COVID-19 Panic-buying leads to unnecessary stockpiling of plastic water bottles. Here’s what you need to know about your tap. | Green Philly Blog
Indeed, a host of hazardous chemicals including cancer-causing benzene lurk beneath the land where crude oil was processed, stored, and shipped starting 150 years ago, according to government and corporate documents. | The Philadelphia Inquirer
A source of drinking water for upwards of 13 million people, the Delaware Watershed is imperative to Americans as far north as New York’s Schoharie County to the southern beach towns of Delaware. | Green Philly
Many residents report their well water is unsafe or undrinkable. To connect to a public water supply, they must first clear several high hurdles. | WHYY