Environment

Water
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Kim Glovas
November 13, 2019 - 2:49 pm
More than a dozen homes in upper Bucks County have been receiving bottled water as drinking water for at least two years, after the state found elevated levels of PFAS in the wells. Now, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has identified the potential polluter. Read more here.
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Waste Watchers
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Rasa Kaye
November 07, 2019 - 3:04 pm
Recycling is an ongoing challenge, especially at big public events. Garbage going in — in the form of single-use plastics — definitely means more garbage coming out. But some event organizers are spearheading disposal in the right direction. Read more here.
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Crushed plastic bottles sit in a bale following sorting at the Mid-America Recycling plant, in Lincoln, Neb.
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AP News
October 29, 2019 - 10:12 am
Every year, an estimated 100 billion plastic bottles are produced in the U.S., the bulk of which come from three of America's biggest beverage companies: Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Keurig Dr. Pepper. The problem? Only one-third of those bottles get recycled; the rest end up in the trash.
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Firefighters
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AP News
October 28, 2019 - 10:44 am
Firefighters battled destructive wildfires north of San Francisco and in western Los Angeles neighborhoods on Monday, trying to beat back flames that forced thousands to flee their homes. Read more here.
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Philadelphia city buildings
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Pat Loeb
October 26, 2019 - 6:30 am
Around 50 buildings have joined the Philadelphia 2030 District initiative and pledged to improve their energy efficiency by 50 percent by the year 2030. According to an update released by the project this week, it’s already more than halfway to its target. Read more here.
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Illegal dumping in Camden
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David Madden
October 25, 2019 - 4:04 pm
New Jersey continues its effort of targeting environmental polluters in poor and minority sections of the state. Six new lawsuits have been filed, including one centered on an illegal dump site in Camden. Read more here.
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A least tern checks her two eggs on the beach in Gulfport, Miss.
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AP News
October 23, 2019 - 11:45 am
By Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — After 34 years on the endangered species list, a tiny Midwestern bird is ready to fly free of federal protection. Once diminished by hunting for feathers for hats and hurt by the damming of major rivers like the Missouri, the interior least...
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Carrie Gross walks past a construction barrier shielding the Mariner East pipeline near a home during an interview with The Associated Press in Exton, Pa.
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AP News
October 23, 2019 - 10:18 am
For a second time in three months, President Donald Trump is headed to Pennsylvania to promote his support for the natural gas industry, making clear that he sees his pro-industry policies as a boost to his chances of winning the battleground state.
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This image made available by NASA shows a map of a hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.
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AP News
October 22, 2019 - 1:05 pm
The ozone hole near the south pole this year is the smallest since it was discovered, but it is more due to freakish Antarctic weather than efforts to cut down on pollution, NASA reported .
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Black bear
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AP News
October 21, 2019 - 11:52 am
State wildlife officials say 265 bears were killed during last week's black bear hunt in New Jersey. Read more here.
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