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April 18, 2019 - 1:08 pm
By Rasa Kaye PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Greetings, Earthlings! April has become the month when we show the planet proof of our love and devotion by cleaning up our rooms, as it were, with events all over the Philly metro area on and around April 22, aka Earth Day. Earth Day launched in 1970,...
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April 11, 2019 - 12:14 pm
By Rasa Kaye PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — ’Tis the season for getting down and dirty. Whether your garden sprawls across acres of landscaping or across a balcony of pots, April is finally the month most of us can start stirring up the soil for a new year of fabulous flora. Can you dig it? Now’s...
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March 22, 2019 - 12:11 pm
By Rasa Kaye PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One of the earliest official tipoffs about global warming came in 1958 when Chauncey D. Leake, president for the American Association for the Advancement of Science, warned of the warming atmosphere in a paper at the National Conference on Air Pollution...
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Piggyback Treats
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March 12, 2019 - 2:10 pm
By Rasa Kaye PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In her former career as a pastry chef, Jennifer Kirby was troubled by the food she saw wasted in the food industry. She was also increasingly troubled by how much time her dog was spending alone while she was out cooking for others. It was time to find...
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Water bottle in a river.
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February 22, 2019 - 1:12 pm
By Rasa Kaye PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Litter is an eyesore and a health hazard, and so commonplace it's easy to forget that it's against the law - a tougher law this year . Dropping debris along or near Pennsylvania roadways carries a stiffer penalty in 2019. There are still fines for getting...
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Methane bubble in the ice a of a freshly frozen Paezeriai lake in Lithuania
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February 08, 2019 - 1:42 pm
By Rasa Kaye PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Eerily gorgeous photos of frozen methane bubbles have been making the rounds online recently, captured in symmetric patterns like strings of fantastic, luminous, milky beads ; or clustered like frosty moons in an icy orbit . Unless it’s frozen or flaring...
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Green roof in Old City, Philadelphia
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January 30, 2019 - 12:30 pm
By Rasa Kaye PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In Ben Franklin’s time, a green roof would have been the sod roof that a random Brandywine Valley Swedish settler might have installed; common in Scandinavia, and not widely adopted by colonists here. So our Founding Science Geek would likely have been...
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Reading Viaduct
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January 14, 2019 - 1:34 pm
By Rasa Kaye PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sustainability news site Green Philly enters its second decade this year. Started as a blog by co-founder Julie Hancher in 2008 to educate and empower its readers and "spread the green gospel minus the boring," it continues its mission of making a...
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December 30, 2018 - 5:20 pm
By Rasa Kaye PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The EPA estimates that every week between Thanksgiving and Christmas, American households send an extra 1 million tons of refuse to our landfills. Resolve to keep some of it out this year, starting with the dreaded holiday tree takedown. ‘Tis the season...
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December 13, 2018 - 2:36 pm
By Rasa Kaye PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — “Being a responsible dad always meant protecting our families from harm. The coming droughts, storms, floods and spreading diseases are about to make our jobs way more difficult.” That dire warning at Climate Dads’ website belies the sunny affability of...
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