Environment

What will it take to shut down Three Mile Island Unit 1? Feds say 60 years, more than $1B
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AP News
September 18, 2019 - 9:17 am
Federal authorities want to store the partially melted core from one of the United States' worst nuclear power accidents for another 20 years in Idaho. Read more here.
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Weavers Way Co-op
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Hadas Kuznits
September 13, 2019 - 5:00 am
Walter B. Saul High School is quite literally planting a foundation for its students. Kids receive a unique urban education at the agricultural school in upper Roxborough — 130 acres tucked away behind Henry Avenue on a little-known farm. Listen to the full podcast on agricultural education here.
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Icebergs seen floating.
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Kim Glovas
September 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
Scientists at NASA are issuing warnings about what the loss of sea ice in the polar ice caps means to the rest of us.
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Jersey shore
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Kim Glovas
September 04, 2019 - 1:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hurricane Dorian may be losing steam as it moves northward, but the storm is still expected to pack a wallop when it moves off the Jersey Shore. Even though the hurricane isn't expected to get closer than a few hundred miles from the shoreline, it will still generate...
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Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel press conference
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Paul Kurtz
August 30, 2019 - 1:15 pm
Fire and emergency management officials say they've taken a big step forward in the ongoing response to this summer's fire at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in South Philadelphia.
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Diamondback terrapins.
Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
August 29, 2019 - 7:08 pm
A Bucks County man will spend six months in jail for poaching endangered diamondback terrapins from New Jersey and selling them online.
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Oil industry and environmental groups say they expect the Environmental Protection Agency to release a proposed rule over the next few days that will roll back requirements on detecting and plugging methane leaks.
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AP News
August 29, 2019 - 12:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed revoking Obama-era regulations on climate-changing methane leaks from many oil facilities, a move that environmental groups said was meant to renounce the agency's overall legal authority to regulate the gas in the fight...
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Marriott bans little shampoo bottles
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Mike DeNardo
August 28, 2019 - 8:24 am
(Associated Press) — It could be lights out for tiny toiletries. Marriott International, the world's largest hotel chain, said Wednesday it will eliminate small plastic bottles of shampoo, conditioner and bath gel from its hotel rooms worldwide by December 2020. They'll be replaced with larger...
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Lingering smoke in the Amazon caused concern Tuesday among Brazilians who say that respiratory problems, particularly among children and the elderly, have increased as fires in the region rage.
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AP News
August 28, 2019 - 7:52 am
PORTO VELHO, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Wednesday that Latin America's Amazon countries will meet in September to discuss both protecting and developing the rainforest region, which has been hit by weeks of devastating fires. The Brazilian leader also escalated a deeply...
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Spotted lanternfly
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Mark Abrams
August 25, 2019 - 4:00 am
CAMDEN COUNTY N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Camden County officials are turning to the public for help in tracking a new threat to South Jersey's agricultural community. The spotted lanternfly has arrived in Camden County, according to Camden County spokesman Dan Keashan. "We've received two calls in...
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