Climate change

The most effective way to fight global warming is to plant lots of trees, a study says. A trillion of them, maybe more.
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July 05, 2019 - 4:52 pm
By Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The most effective way to fight global warming is to plant lots of trees, a study says. A trillion of them, maybe more. And there's enough room, Swiss scientists say. Even with existing cities and farmland, there's enough space for new trees...
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Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
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July 05, 2019 - 7:13 am
By Monica Garrett and Susan Scutti (CNN) — Alaska's heat wave continued through Independence Day, and in Anchorage, the temperatures shattered an all-time record. The temperature at the airport was 90 degrees Thursday, besting June 14, 1969, for the highest mark ever reached in the state, according...
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DiCaprio is joining with billionaire investors and philanthropists Laurene Powell Jobs and Brian Sheth to create Earth Alliance, a new nonprofit charged with tackling climate change and the loss of biodiversity.
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July 02, 2019 - 4:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio is joining with billionaire investors and philanthropists Laurene Powell Jobs and Brian Sheth to create a new nonprofit environmental powerhouse charged with tackling climate change and the loss of biodiversity. The new organization, Earth Alliance, "will work...
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June 30, 2019 - 2:36 pm
By Rasa Kaye PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Longer daylight hours and balmy evenings are an attractive invitation to stay outside, whether you putter around in your yard or deck garden after work or get the gang together to hang out at an outdoor venue. ¿Porque no los dos? You can go green while...
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Climate change may lead to unlikely illnesses in unexpected places, new research suggests.
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June 17, 2019 - 5:52 pm
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) -- Climate change may lead to unlikely illnesses in unexpected places, new research suggests: In the past two years, five cases of Vibrio vulnificus, a flesh-eating bacterial infection spread by handling or eating contaminated seafood, have been tied to Delaware Bay,...
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Flashpoint
June 16, 2019 - 8:53 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Newsradio Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about climate change. For decades, politicians have debated whether climate change is real, but in recent years the evidence of impact is growing. Cherri...
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The paper, by the Melbourne-based Breakthrough National Center for Climate Restoration, is not a scientific study, but an attempt to model future scenarios based on existing research.
CNN
June 04, 2019 - 8:50 pm
By Julia Hollingsworth, CNN (CNN) -- Twenty days of lethal heat per year. Collapsed ecosystems. And more than 1 billion people displaced. Those are all probable scenarios that could devastate societies by 2050 if swift and dramatic action isn't taken to curb climate change, according to a think...
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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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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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