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Delaware River to rise 16 inches, Philly to see higher temps by 2050, new climate report says

The Delaware River could rise well more than a foot by midcentury, and temperatures could heat up nearly 6 degrees, accompanied by a rise in extreme heat days, according to a new report that localized data to create a snapshot of local climate change in Philadelphia.

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Philadelphia hit heat records this summer, due in part to climate change

The Inquirer took a deep dive into 148 years of data to figure out just how hot it got in Philly this summer, and the numbers suggest climate change is having a tangible impact.

Mariner East pipeline developer pleads no contest in Pa. pollution cases
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Mariner East pipeline developer pleads no contest in Pa. pollution cases

The developer of a major pipeline system that connects the Marcellus Shale gas field in western Pennsylvania to an export terminal near Philadelphia pleaded no contest Friday to criminal charges.
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Will Bunch: As world burns, a weak America’s climate fail makes us prey for monsters like Manchin, MBS

As Europe swelters, a weak-looking Joe Biden is played by Joe Manchin at home and MBS in Saudi Arabia. It didn't have to be this way.
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Philly residents will measure heat and pollution for NOAA study

Dozens of Philly residents, trained as “community scientists,” will drive specially equipped cars through most of the city on one of the hottest days this summer to collect temperature and air quality data as part of a study overseen by the federal Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Philly oil refineries among top importers of Russian crude oil
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Philly oil refineries among top importers of Russian crude oil

About 15% of Russian crude oil imports to the U.S. last year went to a Delta Air Lines refinery outside Philadelphia.
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New ratings industry is emerging to help home buyers assess climate risks

If forecasters can develop trusted predictive models, people will face less future regret about their real estate investments and less risk in their daily lives.
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