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July 28, 2020 02:00 PM

Summer is the season for stream work. With 86,000 miles of streams and rivers in PA, maintenance of these waterways can be a daunting task.


July 24, 2020 11:00 AM

DEP has converted over 63,000 paper mining maps to digital format in order to make mining safer, and government more efficient.


July 21, 2020 10:00 AM

Water levels in the North American Great Lakes have been at or above monthly record highs for much of 2019 and 2020.


July 16, 2020 12:00 PM

​Harmful algal blooms (HABS) pop up every year in Pennsylvania as water temperatures rise.


June 29, 2020 12:00 PM

If you value what your local stream, river, or lake adds to your life, learn what you can do to keep it alive!


June 15, 2020 12:00 PM

One of the most visible and obvious signs of water pollution is an oil sheen.


May 11, 2020 10:00 AM

As warmer weather returns, so do black flies - a pest that can inundate folks seeking outdoor recreation.


May 08, 2020 03:00 PM

Burning household trash may seem like an easy way to eliminate waste, but it contributes to air pollution and threatens human health.


May 06, 2020 12:00 PM

Through smart policy and individual behavior changes, we can all strive for lasting air quality improvements.


May 05, 2020 01:00 PM

Small fires can produce big air pollution, but there are steps you can take to help.