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Recycled art trolls, noise pollution, heritage trees at risk & more

Recycled art trolls, noise pollution, heritage trees at risk & more

The latest in local environmental news

Recycled art trolls are teaching humans how to support nature at the Philadelphia zoo. (Inquirer)

48 heritage trees are at risk of being cut down for athletic fields at FDR Park but are safe – for now. The city of Philadelphia’s Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) declined to vote on an exception that would allow  the Fairmount Park Conservancy to cut down dozens of large trees to build athletic fields, play areas and a parking lot. Dues-paying members voted “overwhelmingly” in opposition to the plan, which also includes artificial turf fields, which could contain PFAS. (WHYY)

Noise pollution can affect human health and quality of life, as the Philadelphia Citizen explores. It can also affect wildlife, especially in urban areas.

The El (Market-Frankford line) will get 200 new rail cars due to a $317 million endowment from the US Department of Transportation and the Federal Transit Administration’s Rail Vehicle Replacement Program. (WHYY)

Society of Women Environmental Professionals of Greater Philadelphia (SWEP) announced a small grants program to fund projects that create, enhance, restore, or protect the natural environment in the Greater Philadelphia Region. Visit their application for more information.

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Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher
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