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
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
Despite water quality improvement, pollution from “runoff” upstream, and rising sea levels downstream, threaten the river’s future. | CivicStory
Todd Fritchmman is waging a war that’s decades in the making against one of the region’s most invasive coastal species. | WHYY
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