Environment

A least tern checks her two eggs on the beach in Gulfport, Miss.
Dave Martin/AP Photo
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.
Matt Rourke/AP Photo
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.
Goddard Space Flight Center/NASA via AP
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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Elephant
Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP, file
AP News
October 21, 2019 - 11:04 am
At least 55 elephants have starved to death in the past two months in Zimbabwe's biggest national park as a serious drought forces animals to stray into nearby communities in search of food and water. Read more here.
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Erik Sildorff with the Delaware RiverKeeper Network
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David Madden
October 18, 2019 - 2:02 pm
Environmental activists used the 47th anniversary of adoption of the Federal Clean Water Act to urge New Jersey officials to designate a 2 mile stretch of the Cooper River for special protection.
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John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge hunters training
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Molly Daly
October 07, 2019 - 12:11 pm
The John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum will be closed to the public for eight days this month, for what state and federal officials are calling a "mentored archery deer hunt." But the temporary closure has sparked a heated debate on the refuge's Facebook page, as some park-goers...
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Gov. Tom Wolf
The Office of Governor Tom Wolf via Flickr
John McDevitt
October 03, 2019 - 4:43 pm
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is taking a big step in his effort to fight climate change in the nation's fourth-biggest emitter of greenhouse gases. Read more here.
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Philadelphia skyline
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Rasa Kaye
September 30, 2019 - 1:19 pm
A bunch of teenagers bawled out world leaders (and the rest of us) for not doing enough to slow the rate of climate change last week. If the kids’ ire has inspired you, we’ll remind you of 1Thing that quietly and efficiently fights the good fight against rising greenhouse gases and temperatures: a...
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TreePhilly
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John McDevitt
September 27, 2019 - 3:56 pm
In an effort to increase the tree canopy in Philadelphia neighborhoods, the city is giving away trees at nearly two dozen giveaway events across the city this fall. Read more here.
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