Air quality

At the scene of an explosion at a Southwest Philadelphia refinery, the resulting fire is contained but not yet under control.
KYW Newsradio
June 24, 2019 - 6:54 am
UPDATED: 2:25 p.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Officials with several local and federal agencies were at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) complex Monday as they begin the investigation into last week's explosion and fire at the refinery. Investigators with OSHA, the ATF, the...
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Young people protest for climate action with a sign reading 'Save the World Now" during a  'Friday for Future' demonstration in Berlin, Germany, Friday, March 22, 2019.
Christoph Soeder/dpa via AP
March 22, 2019 - 1:13 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders on Friday pushed back a decision on the bloc's long-term efforts to fight climate change, with some countries opposing a pledge to end most emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050. Leaders meeting in Brussels agreed to discuss the issue again at their next...
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Emissions rise out of a large smoke stack at Pacificorp's 1000 megawatt coal fired power plant on October 9, 2017 outside Huntington, Utah.
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Mike DeNardo
February 04, 2019 - 12:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Monday marks the second day of a Code Orange air quality alert in the region. The warmer temperatures outside may feel nice, but children, the elderly and people with respiratory issues should limit their time outside because of the air quality. The Delaware Valley...
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In this Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, photo, a thick layer of dust is seen over the tent city set up for the spiritual-cleansing Kumbh Festival in Prayagraj, India.
AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
January 14, 2019 - 9:44 pm
PRAYAGRAJ, India (AP) — Thousands of portable toilets line roads constantly swept clean, drinking water flows from newly installed taps, electric substations power a massive tent city and billboards encourage a "clean Kumbh," an extension of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's huge push to...
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National Walk to School Day
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Rasa Kaye
September 29, 2018 - 11:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- How do your kids get to and from school every day? Are they walkers, or do they take the school bus? Or perhaps, even, the Walking School Bus? All are possible among a handful of schools in our area, and perhaps worth looking into at your young learner’s school. In...
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In this July 25, 2018 file photo, Hannah Whyatt poses for a friend's photo as smoke from the Ferguson fire fills Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park, Calif.
AP Photo/Noah Berger, File
August 04, 2018 - 1:50 pm
By Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yosemite National Park's iconic cliffs are shrouded in so much smoke from nearby wildfires that the air quality in parts of the park is worse than Beijing. The scenic Yosemite Valley and other areas have been closed since July 25 along with...
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Smoke still pours from the scene of a huge junk yard fire in Kensington, Philadelphia.
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Mike Dougherty
July 12, 2018 - 6:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Millions of people in Philadelphia and the surrounding area experience unhealthy air more often than in most parts of the country, according to a study. Environmental experts and politicians are calling for tighter restrictions and more enforcement of existing laws. "...
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