climate change

Pope Francis greets Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg.
Gregorio Borgia/AP via CNN
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.
Brian Peterson/Star Tribune via AP, File
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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Movie theater.
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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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People opposed to a natural gas facility in Southwest Philadelphia protest at City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
March 28, 2019 - 1:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City council has put off a final vote on a controversial plan for a natural gas facility in Southwest Philadelphia, but opponents are pressing their case against it. They held a protest before Thursday's council session. PGW says the liquefied natural gas plant would...
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The major Greenland glacier that was one of the fastest shrinking ice and snow masses on Earth is growing again, a new NASA study finds.
NASA via AP
March 25, 2019 - 1:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A major Greenland glacier that was one of the fastest shrinking ice and snow masses on Earth is growing again, a new NASA study finds. The Jakobshavn (YA-cob-shawv-en) glacier around 2012 was retreating about 1.8 miles (3 kilometers) and thinning nearly 130 feet (almost 40 meters...
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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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Dreamstime
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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