Environment

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Pat Loeb
June 05, 2019 - 5:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia City Council committee Wednesday gave approval for the Streets Department to sign new contracts for recycling and waste disposal. The vote followed a lengthy public testimony that the contracts would harm the environment. Philadelphia, along with most...
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Tufted puffins, those adorable black and white birds with big orange beaks, experienced an unusual die-off in the Bering Sea in late 2016 through early 2017. M
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May 29, 2019 - 3:13 pm
By Jen Christensen, CNN (CNN) - - Tufted puffins, those adorable black and white birds with big orange beaks, experienced an unusual die-off in the Bering Sea in late 2016 through early 2017. Massive mortality events like this seem to be increasing, likely because of climate change, according to a...
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President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media before boarding Marine One from the South Lawn of the White House on May 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. Trump is heading to Louisiana.
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May 28, 2019 - 9:41 am
By Devan Cole, CNN (CNN) -- The Trump administration is planning to change how it assesses the long-term effects and impacts of climate change, The New York Times reported Monday. The paper said the US Geological Survey will begin to limit in its reports how far into the future it projects the...
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Riverbend Environmental Education Center
Riverbend Environmental Education Center
Rasa Kaye
May 22, 2019 - 11:33 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Minutes away from the city line in Gladwyne, the Riverbend Environmental Education Center has been a leafy oasis of trails and woodlands open for the public to wander from dawn to dusk, as well as a source of innovative eco-friendly programming for all ages since 1975...
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Power lines and power generating windmills
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Jim Melwert
May 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Montgomery County's government is doing its part to help the environment. Montgomery County Commissioner Val Arkoosh said a switch to 100 percent wind energy would cost $24,000 per year, which works out to about 1.5 percent of the county’s electrical costs. “This...
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Pennsylvania Game Commission falcons
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Pat Loeb
May 19, 2019 - 11:59 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mom and Dad falcon were none too pleased to see Arthur McMorris show up for his yearly invasion of their privacy. The Pennsylvania Game Commission falcon expert made his annual trip to Philadelphia City Hall last week to check on the family of falcons that have been...
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In this April 25, 2019, photo, science teacher Sarah Ott speaks to her class about climate literacy in Dalton, Ga.
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May 15, 2019 - 10:38 am
By Michael Melia, Associated Press When science teacher Diana Allen set out to teach climate change, a subject she'd never learned in school, she fell into a rabbit's hole of misinformation: Many resources presented online as educational material were actually junk. "It is a pretty scary topic to...
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Spotted lanternfly
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Mark Abrams
May 13, 2019 - 12:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Penn State researchers who are trying to stop the spread of the invasive spotted lanternfly have recently discovered a natural predator that could be an effective and massive tool to kill the bug. Specialist Heather Leach, based in the Department of Entomology at the...
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Luke Perry
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May 06, 2019 - 1:10 pm
By Harmeet Kaur (CNN) — When Luke Perry was laid to rest in Tennessee last month, he was buried in a mushroom suit , according to his daughter, Sophie Perry. The daughter of the "Beverly Hills 90210" actor revealed the detail in an Instagram post Friday. "In December I went to San Francisco with...
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News Jersey forest
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Mike Dougherty
April 25, 2019 - 2:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There was a two-hour hearing in Trenton on Thursday on the effects of climate change in New Jersey. A recent study finds two out of three people are concerned about global warming, but their level of understanding varies greatly. Each expert present at the hearing...
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