climate change

Skipping school, teenagers rally at Love Park for the first-ever “Youth Climate Strike.”
Steve Tawa/KYW Newsradio
Kim Glovas
March 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The new "Fridays for the Future" movement has many teens skipping school for climate change demonstrations, and a forum is being held Tuesday at Villanova University to discuss student activism. It's being called not a panel, but an "un-panel," and the focus is "The...
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Philadelphia students participated in the youth climate strike at LOVE Park.
Steve Tawa/KYW Newsradio
Steve Tawa
March 15, 2019 - 4:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Teenagers skipped classes Friday to show some love for the planet. Young demonstrators from across the globe rallied for the same cause, declaring climate change a national emergency. Philadelphia students were no exception. They participated in the youth climate...
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Students attend a protest ralley of the 'Friday For Future Movement' in Berlin, Germany, Friday, March 15, 2019.
Michael Sohn/AP Photo
March 15, 2019 - 1:25 pm
By Frank Jordans, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — From the South Pacific to the edge of the Arctic Circle, students mobilized by word of mouth and social media are skipping class to protest what they see as the failures by their governments to take tough action against global warming. Friday's...
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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg
Daniel Reinhardt/dpa via AP
March 13, 2019 - 12:40 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Three Norwegian lawmakers have nominated Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg, who has become a prominent voice in campaigns against climate change, for the Nobel Peace Prize. Freddy Andre Oevstegaard and two other members of the Socialist Left Party said they believe "...
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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee sits in front of the state seal as he takes part in a conference call meeting with members of the AARP, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash.
Ted S. Warren/AP Photo
March 01, 2019 - 9:55 am
By Bill Barrow and Rachel La Corte, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee will seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, mixing calls for combating climate change and highlights of his liberal record with an aggressive critique of President Donald Trump. The 68-year-old...
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Methane bubble in the ice a of a freshly frozen Paezeriai lake in Lithuania
Dreamstime
Rasa Kaye
February 08, 2019 - 1:42 pm
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, we rarely...
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U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Kathy Willens/AP, file
February 07, 2019 - 11:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York are calling for a Green New Deal intended to transform the U.S. economy to combat climate change and create thousands of jobs in renewable energy. The freshman lawmaker and veteran Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts are...
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This 2016 photo provided by NASA shows the Getz Ice Shelf from 2016’s Operation Icebridge in Antarctica.
Jeremy Harbeck/NASA via AP
January 14, 2019 - 3:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Antarctica is melting more than six times faster than it did in the 1980s, a new study shows. Scientists used aerial photographs, satellite measurements and computer models to track how fast the southern-most continent has been melting since 1979 in 176 individual basins. They...
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Christiane Amanpour speaks to Saikat Chakrabarti, chief of staff to Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Jesse Klaver, leader of the Dutch Green Party, progressives from both sides of the Atlantic with ambitious plans to tackle climate change.
CNN
January 08, 2019 - 7:39 am
By Gregory Krieg, CNN (CNN) -- New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and allied progressive groups are ramping up their push for a Green New Deal. The initiative came to national prominence after Ocasio-Cortez joined young activists from the Sunrise Movement at a protest in then-...
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Dermophis donaldtrumpi
Abel Batista/Rainforest Trust UK
December 19, 2018 - 8:04 am
By Jack Guy, CNN (CNN) -- After winning an auction to name a newly discovered blind amphibian, a British company chose Donald Trump as the creature's namesake, likening its behavior to the US President's stance on climate change. Dermophis donaldtrumpi was discovered in Panama and has a propensity...
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