climate change

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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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Rasa Kaye
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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Skipping school, teenagers rally at Love Park for the first-ever “Youth Climate Strike.”
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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.
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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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