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    • Visioning the Future of the PES Refinery Complex

      October 07, 2020

      "Visioning the Future of the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refinery Complex" is a report about the potential long-term future of the former 1,400-acre Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) oil refinery site on the Lower Schuylkill. The report was designed to spark a conversation about how to ensure the long-term development of the site allows connectivity to the rest of the city and yields equitable economic and environmental benefits to the city and its residents. The report was created through a community visioning process funded by a grant from the William Penn Foundation.

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    • Free-Roaming Dogs Prevent Giant Pandas from Thriving in the Wild

      August 17, 2020

      Before China declared giant pandas a protected species in 1962, hunters in pursuit of the black and white bear used dogs to track them. Since then measures have been put in place to protect the vulnerable pandas, but more than half a century later, dogs are still jeopardizing their safety, according to a group of researchers that included Drexel's James Spotila, PhD.

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    • Suffocating Ozone - Policies That Stem Emission of Precursor Chemicals Save Lives and Crops

      January 08, 2020

      <span>An international team of environmental and atmospheric scientists have pinpointed the chemical emissions that contribute the most to the harmful air quality conditions that are choking more and more cities and causing health problems and reducing agricultural production across the United States. The findings suggest that targeted policies could be more effective in limiting the formation of ground-level ozone, like smog, which contributes to tens of thousands of respiratory related deaths and nearly a billion dollars of crop loss each year.</span>

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