Climate change

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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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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Sep 9, 2017; University Park, PA, USA; Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf looks on from the field prior to the game between the Pittsburgh Panthers and the Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
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Kim Glovas
April 29, 2019 - 1:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania has joined 24 other states in a group working to address climate change at the state level. Gov. Tom Wolf announced that Pennsylvania has joined the U.S. Climate Alliance, a bipartisan group that will implement and uphold policies of the Paris Agreement,...
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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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Pope Francis greets Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg.
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April 24, 2019 - 5:08 pm
By Emily Dixon, CNN (CNN) -- Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg met Pope Francis after his weekly audience at the Vatican on Wednesday. The Swedish 16-year-old carried a sign reading "Join the Climate Strike," which she showed the Pope after he greeted her. A day earlier, Thunberg urged...
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Climate change is having a serious impact on economic growth across the world — and it's worse for poor countries that already had a lot of catching up to do, according to a new study.
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April 22, 2019 - 7:10 pm
By Lydia DePillis, CNN Business (CNN) -- C limate change is having a serious impact on economic growth across the world — and it's worse for poor countries that already had a lot of catching up to do, according to a new study. Two Stanford University researchers modeled the country-by-country...
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Temple University campus.
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Ian Bush
April 22, 2019 - 4:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Temple University used Earth Day to unveil its 30-year plan to combat climate change as the school aims to be carbon-neutral by 2050. "We're trying to create a healthy community for future generations," said Temple sustainability director Kathleen Grady. With self-...
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Lil Dicky
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April 19, 2019 - 5:10 pm
By Lisa Respers France (CNN) — Lil Dicky got some of his famous friends to have fun to draw attention to climate change. In honor of Earth Day, the rapper/comedian has released a music video for his song "Earth." At more than seven minutes long, the animated video features a roster of A-list celebs...
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Americans burned a record amount of energy in 2018, with a 10% jump in consumption from booming natural gas helping to lead the way, the U.S. Energy Information Administration says.
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April 18, 2019 - 3:20 pm
By Ellen Knickmeyer WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans burned a record amount of energy in 2018, with a 10% jump in consumption from booming natural gas helping to lead the way, the U.S. Energy Information Administration says. Overall consumption of all kinds of fuels rose 4% year on year, the largest...
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Paul Kurtz
April 01, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The start of Earth Month brings the return of the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival to Center City. Festival organizers waded through more than 300 films submitted from 47 countries before settling on 54 that will be featured on two screens running...
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