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    • Manuel Ortiz said he was not notified of the water main replacement happening in his block in North Philadelphia.

Philadelphia’s building boom gives rise to another hidden lead risk

About five years ago, doctors found high levels of lead in the blood on Manuel Ortiz’s oldest son. Ortiz and his wife were scared. And surprised: Manuel Jr. acted like a…

    • Lead Awareness Philly Campaign workshop in West Philadelphia.

Things to know about lead in water

Ed. Note: Our environmental reporter, Catalina Jaramillo, investigated the Philadelphia Water Department's efforts to notify residents about the risk of lead in their water supply. PlanPhilly compiled the information below for…

    • Bartram's Farm One Year Mark

July 17: Demolition delay | Phantom tollbooths | Less affordable future?

Councilwoman Quiñones-Sánchez’s proposed inclusionary zoning bill looks ahead to a less affordable future, writes Jared Brey for NextCity. Brey looks at a similar bill introduced to council in 2007, inclusionary zoning…

    • Big crowd for PennEnvironment's Climate on tap event with U.S. Sen. Bob Casey | Evil Genius Beer Co.

Climate change could skunk your beer, environmentalists warn

Sipping a cold beer on a hot summer day, you might not think about how climate change can hurt your favorite fermented beverage. PennEnvironment’s Adam Garber thinks you should. “What we…

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