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From the Lab to the Field: Agriculture Seeks to Adapt to a Warming World
June 25, 2020
Company offers opportunities to explore Schuylkill River
June 25, 2020

For more information, visit takeitoutdoorsadventures.com.

Philly looks for signs of COVID-19 in its raw sewage
June 25, 2020

RNA found in sewage can help detect rises in Coronavirus as an "early warning system." Temple University has been collecting wastewater samples from the Philadelphia Water Department for the past 6 weeks and hopes to begin analyzing samples soon. Please note that it is unlikely that COVID19 can spread via water, and this is being used as a surveillance tool to predict and prepare for further outbreaks. 

Tired Of Litter? Join Keep PA Beautiful's Local Adoption Programs For Municipal Roads, Other Areas
June 25, 2020
Renewing Your Driver’s License Or Vehicle Registration? Make A $3 Contribution To Keystone Tree Fund
June 25, 2020
PA Plant Conservation Network Developing Best Management Practices
June 25, 2020
POWR Announces PA River Sojourn Grants; Check Sojourn Schedule
June 25, 2020

Sojourns within the Schuylkill Watershed include:

Perkiomen Creek Sojourn -- Friday, September 12

-- Perki-Bay Youth Expedition -- Monday, June 22 - Friday, June 26

-- Schuylkill River Sojourn -- Saturday, August 15 - Wednesday, August 19

Philadelphia’s oil refinery is dead, but the fight for accountability continues
June 24, 2020
Agriculture: Pollinators Need Pennsylvanians' Help To Sustain Future Of Food Security
June 24, 2020
Revealed: millions of Americans can’t afford water as bills rise 80% in a decade
June 23, 2020

Our research shows that between 2010 and 2018, the number of poor Philadelphians living in neighbourhoods where water is unaffordable doubled to 54%. A Philadelphia tiered assistance program called TAP helps to make bills affordbale for people, some of which have thousands of dollars worth of intergenerational water debt, based on their ability to pay, like the energy sector has been doing for years. This improves compliance and living conditions for a large percentage of the city. This article discusses water debt across the country and the responses of the water industry.

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