Ida’s fatal power didn’t shock scientists who study how climate change primed the pump

Broadsided by floods and powerful tornadoes, the Philadelphia region was stunned by Ida’s deadly intensity. But to scientists, clues were abundant Ida might prove formidable when it made landfall near Port Fourchon, La., as a Category 4 hurricane on Aug. 29. The scene was set 1,100 miles away for it to make history here three … Continue reading Ida’s fatal power didn’t shock scientists who study how climate change primed the pump
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UDC awards ceremony set for Sept. 12

The Upper Delaware Council will celebrate those who have enhanced the quality of life or protected the resources of the Upper Delaware River Valley at an awards ceremony on Sept. 12. New York State Senator Mike Martucci, Republican of the 42nd District, will be the keynote speaker. The following recipients will be honored: *Distinguished Service … Continue reading UDC awards ceremony set for Sept. 12
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PennEast Pipeline pauses land acquisitions in Pennsylvania

The proposed PennEast Pipeline announced an abrupt halt to legal proceedings to secure needed property easements for its 118-mile Pennsylvania-to-New Jersey natural gas pipeline, a move that raises new questions about the project’s future. PennEast cited a desire to clear regulatory hurdles before resuming the court cases to secure the approximately 70 properties it needs … Continue reading PennEast Pipeline pauses land acquisitions in Pennsylvania
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Plan pushed to make Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area a national park

Legging out at 38 letters, “Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area” does not exactly roll off the tongue.  Now, instead, imagine a moniker like “Delaware Water Gap National Park and Preserve.” Even though that name is longer – at 39 letters – it features the marquee words “national park.”  That’s a phrase that members of … Continue reading Plan pushed to make Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area a national park
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A chorus calls for N.Y. State funding for the Upper Delaware

There was an alphabet soup represented on the shores of the Delaware last week: the FUDR, the NYCDEP, the CDRW and the NYLCV. Oh, and the TPL! They were all gathered there for one thing: M-O-N-E-Y. Progress has been made on the federal level getting money back to the upper river, now it’s the turn … Continue reading A chorus calls for N.Y. State funding for the Upper Delaware
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Full funding for the DRBC inches closer
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So, the good news? New Jersey has finally owned up to its responsibility to fund the Delaware River Basin Commission at $893,000. To review: The Delaware River Basin Commission is the regulatory agency charged by the four river states — New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware — and the federal government to be “in charge” … Continue reading Full funding for the DRBC inches closer
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Delaware River drownings: Persistent and preventable

Here’s a terrifying prediction about drownings in the two National Park units on the Delaware River: According to the data: Our next victim will be a 27-year-old male from NJ. He will drown while swimming in the river without a lifejacket on a Saturday afternoon in July or August. It will happen between 3 and … Continue reading Delaware River drownings: Persistent and preventable
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New obstacles loom large for Wyalusing-Gibbstown LNG project

A contentious plan to export liquified natural gas from a Delaware River port faces new political, economic and environmental headwinds that raise questions about its future. A new White House administration, a global market that was once white-hot that has considerably cooled in the past two years and pandemic-related workforce disruptions cast long shadows over … Continue reading New obstacles loom large for Wyalusing-Gibbstown LNG project
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Meg McGuire, founder of Delaware Currents, is honored by PennFuture

Meg McGuire, the founder, publisher and editor of Delaware Currents, an online news magazine dedicated to covering the Delaware River and its watershed, has been named PennFuture’s 2021 Woman of Environmental Media, Marketing and Communications. The recognition honors a person who has established herself as “a credible source for presenting the public with information about … Continue reading Meg McGuire, founder of Delaware Currents, is honored by PennFuture
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Know (and tame) your knotweed

Gathered on the banks of the East Branch of the Delaware River, they all had their stories to tell of an ongoing battle with knotweed, which on this sunny Saturday morning grew tall enough to blot out any view of the river, not more than 50 feet away. “Knotweed has taken away my joy,” said … Continue reading Know (and tame) your knotweed
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U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of PennEast Pipeline’s Use of Eminent Domain

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a company behind a proposed Pennsylvania-to-New Jersey natural gas pipeline has the authority to use eminent domain to acquire lands controlled by New Jersey for the project. The justices ruled 5-4 that the PennEast Pipeline can initiate condemnation proceedings against the state for the 116-mile project, which … Continue reading U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of PennEast Pipeline’s Use of Eminent Domain
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