Environment

House Rep. (PA) Malcolm Kenyatta attends "Out in Office" panel at Tribeca Celebrates Pride Day at 2019 Tribeca Film Festival at Spring Studio on May 4, 2019 in New York City.
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Justin Udo
August 14, 2019 - 7:55 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A group of Pennsylvania lawmakers are working to tackle environmental justice and health issues affecting residents throughout the state. They're putting a focus on poor communities. Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta says his 181st district, which contains North Philadelphia, is...
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bald eagle
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August 12, 2019 - 8:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved on Monday to weaken how it applies the 45-year-old Endangered Species Act, ordering changes that critics said will speed the loss of animals and plants at a time of record global extinctions. The action, which expands the administration's rewrite of...
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Energy-efficient windows
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Mike DeNardo
August 12, 2019 - 3:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The second year of Philadelphia's clean energy campaign has helped create more jobs and improve the learning environment at a few Philly schools, according to city officials. At Northeast High School, crews are installing energy-efficient windows and upgrading the...
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Deer
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August 06, 2019 - 4:20 pm
WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) — Gary Livingston has one thing to say to the Pennsylvania Game Commission about its proposal to ban big game feeding: Try and stop me. "They're going to have to take me to jail because I've been doing it for so long. Plus, it's on my property,'' said Livingtson, 69, of West...
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Benjamin Franklin Bridge
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August 05, 2019 - 11:44 am
FLEMINGTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey county has paid Pennsylvania $10,500 to spray for black flies along the Delaware River. Hunterdon County took the step after New Jersey's Environmental Protection Department decided not to participate in the program this year. In a statement, Freeholder Board...
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Spotted lanternfly
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Mark Abrams
August 05, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The spotted lanternfly infestation in the Philadelphia region is reaching its peak and an expert on the destructive insects says they're about to make a move. Emelie Swackhamer, a spotted lanternfly specialist with the Penn State Extension service in Collegeville,...
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People enjoy the sun and the fountains of the Trocadero gardens in Paris, Thursday July 25, 2019, when a new all-time high temperature of 42.6 degrees Celsius (108.7 F) hit the French capital.
Rafael Yaghobzadeh/AP Photo
August 02, 2019 - 8:19 am
By Mike Corder, Associated Press AMSTERDAM (AP) — The heat wave that smashed temperature records in Western Europe last month was made more intense by man-made climate change, according to a study published Friday. The rapid study by a respected team of European scientists points to an array of...
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In this image taken on June 15, 2019 small pieces of ice float in the water in Nuuk Fjord, Greenland.
Keith Virgo/AP Photo
August 01, 2019 - 12:13 pm
By David Rising, Associated Press Writer BERLIN (AP) — The heat wave that smashed high temperature records in five European countries a week ago is now over Greenland, accelerating the melting of the island's ice sheet and causing massive ice loss in the Arctic. Greenland, the world's largest...
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Molly Daly
July 21, 2019 - 4:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As much of the U.S. swelters in dangerously hot temperatures, scientists say they expect heat waves to become more frequent, and a distinguished climate scientist gave insight how a warming planet is affecting our weather. Michael Mann, director of the Penn State...
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Flooding
Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP
July 10, 2019 - 3:58 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The federal government is warning Americans to brace for a "floodier" future. Government scientists predict 40 places in the U.S. will experience higher than normal rates of so-called sunny day flooding this year because of rising sea levels and an abnormal El Nino...
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