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Pennsylvania buys Susquehanna River islands for conservation

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources bought Independence and Bailey’s Islands for $160,000 in late January. The agency aims to preserve the land and ensure the islands are available to the public for recreation.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Updated: 2021-03-04 13:23:07

Pa.’s waterways are full of microplastics, a citizen science study says

Rivers and creeks near Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, State College and across the state show evidence of plastic products.

By Hannah Chinn/WHYY

Schuylkill to Susquehanna Greenway gets special state designation

The trail runs through Chester, Montgomery and Lancaster counties, and enables people to travel between the Schuylkill and Susquehanna rivers.

By Darryl C. Murphy/WHYY

Household chemicals that harm fish were found in Susquehanna River. This Penn State research aims to help lessen the problem

Researchers studied endocrine-disrupting compounds in homes and river
By Donna McDermott

Boater pleads in deaths of fiancée, child after striking dam

A midstate man charged in the boating deaths of his fiancee and 3-year-old daughter has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and other charges.

By The Associated Press