Spotted Lanternflies Invade Northeastern U.S.

Spotted Lanternflies Invade Northeastern U.S.

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer The spotted lanternfly, an invasive species endemic to Asia, has been causing damage to crops across the United States since it was first detected in 2014. At least five states have confirmed infestations and four more have noted the presence of the insect.  While it’s striking polka dots make […]

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Interview of the Week: Councilmember Derek Green, Philadelphia PA

Interview of the Week: Councilmember Derek Green, Philadelphia PA

Derek Green is an at-large member of the Philadelphia City Council. As a member of City Council, Councilmember Green chairs the Committee on Finance and Disabilities and serves as the Vice Chair of the Committees on Aging and Law and Government. Additionally, he serves as the Chair of the Philadelphia Gas Commission, in addition to […]

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Cabot Oil and Gas Charged With Environmental Crimes

Cabot Oil and Gas Charged With Environmental Crimes

On Monday, Houston-based Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. was charged with environmental crimes by the Pennsylvania attorney general following a grand jury investigation that found the company failed to fix faulty gas wells in its operations along the Marcellus Shale. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said that Cabot will face […]

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