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Emergency Preparedness: Making A Plan Can Save Lives

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Hurricane Florence is on the doorstep of the Carolinas, and the National Hurricane Center is calling the massive storm, with its sustained winds of up to 130 mph, "life-threatening.”

Though it looks like the South will take the brunt of Florence, it’s not just the coastal states that are at risk. The greater Lehigh Valley region...

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The beauty of … bacteria?

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This is a beautiful photo — but what’s even more beautiful...

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Lots of Rain = Lots of Mosquitoes. Here's How to Fight Back

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With all the rain we’ve been having this summer, you can be sure the mosquitoes are out in full force. Torrential downpours have left standing water anywhere it can pool: in puddles, in discarded tires, in tree stumps, in the folds of tarps, even in toys left outside. They all make perfect breeding grounds for...

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Anglers, boaters asked to help stop spread of invasive species found in Little Lehigh

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Tiny New Zealand Mudsnail poses big threat

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is asking anglers and boaters to help prevent the spread of an invasive species, the New Zealand Mudsnail, by cleaning their gear after leaving one waterway and before entering another.

Cleaning fishing gear and boats is always a good practice...

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Allentown not alone in need for water infrastructure upgrades

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There’s no getting around the fact that costly upgrades are needed for Allentown’s more than 600 miles of aging water and sewer lines. Over the next 45 years, LCA expects to spend $1.3 billion on infrastructure improvements in the city.

But Allentown and LCA aren’t alone in this...

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The High Cost of Solving Difficult Problems in Allentown

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Twenty years ago, I was drawn to apply for a job at Lehigh County Authority. Until then I had taken my tap water for granted, but it was the team's dedication and the opportunity to serve my community that made it seem like a cool place to work.

Over the next two...

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Ready to Get Growing? 7 Tips for Spring Planting

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If you’re anything like us, you’ve been impatiently waiting to get out in the garden and start the growing season — especially since winter seems to have been stubborn about relinquishing its hold this year. But even though the weather is warming, don’t rush off to the garden center and buy every plant you see. Those...

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Join LCA in Celebrating Earth Day

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April 22 is Earth Day— and we’ll be celebrating with two events, both on Saturday.

From 12-4 at Jordan Park, 1001 N. 6th St., we’ll be joining the City of Allentown Bureau of Recycling for Earth Day in the Park. The event includes live music,...

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Too much pee in Walden Pond

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A group of scientists who studied the iconic Walden Pond in Concord, Mass., say that urine from generations of swimmers is not only fouling the water, but changing the ecosystem.

"More than half of the summer phosphorus budget of the lake may now be attributable to urine released by swimmers," states the study published on the...

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Make Waves this World Water Day

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While you were standing at the sink filling up the coffee pot this morning, you may not have been thinking about your good fortune. But consider this: While most of us simply turn on the tap for clean H2O, there are 2.1 billion people across the world who lack access to safe drinking water.

It’s one...

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