Chris Mele

Restoring the habitat of the American Shad

American Shad, whose scientific name, Alosa sapidissima, means “most delicious of herrings,” have been a source of food for those living...
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N.T.S.B. report sheds new light on Lehigh River derailment

A preliminary federal report released on Tuesday about the March 2 train derailment that led to the spills of diesel...
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Battleship New Jersey is sent to dry dock with flourish and fanfare

Tugboats performed a balletic maneuver on the Delaware River in Camden, N.J., on Thursday to redirect the most decorated battleship...
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Proposed Poconos warehouse draws fire at public hearing over potential harm to waterways

A proposal to build a 702,000-square-foot warehouse in the Poconos in Pennsylvania came under scrutiny — and criticism — at...
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Pennsylvania DEP awards more than $500,000 in project funding to protect Delaware Estuary Coastal Zone

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has awarded more than $573,000 to 10 projects to protect and restore the Delaware...
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Solutions to New Jersey flooding: Improved funding and public policies

Flooding in New Jersey will persist as climate change brings heavier and more frequent rains and development encourages runoff, panelists...
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Chester LNG plant viewed as dead after Biden directive, opponents say

Opponents of a plan to site a liquified natural gas plant in Chester, Pa., applauded a White House directive that...
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Even more rain is coming to the Delaware River watershed after this week’s deluge

The Delaware River watershed barely has had time to bail out from the deluge of flood-triggering rain on Tuesday and...
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Effort to create Delaware River National Park grinds on

Since steps were first announced in 2021 to create a national park straddling the Delaware River in New Jersey and...
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Polluted streams continue to plague Delaware River watershed in Pennsylvania

The quality of water in the Pennsylvania sub-basins that make up the Delaware River watershed deteriorated only slightly from an...
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