environment

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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Pennsylvania Game Commission falcons
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Pat Loeb
May 19, 2019 - 11:59 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mom and Dad falcon were none too pleased to see Arthur McMorris show up for his yearly invasion of their privacy. The Pennsylvania Game Commission falcon expert made his annual trip to Philadelphia City Hall last week to check on the family of falcons that have been...
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Govs. Tom Wolf, Phil Murphy and John Carney
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Justin Udo
May 16, 2019 - 4:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The top brass in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware joined forces Thursday in an effort to better the Delaware River watershed. Govs. Tom Wolf, Phil Murphy and John Carney signed a proclamation announcing their administrations would work together to make sure the...
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International border line
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May 15, 2019 - 11:27 am
PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. government plans on replacing barriers through 100 miles of the southern border in California and Arizona, including through a national monument and a wildlife refuge, according to documents and environmental advocates. The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday again...
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Factory.
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Kim Glovas
May 14, 2019 - 3:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The widespread use of firefighting foam in New Jersey has prompted a number of states agencies to call for a jury trial against the companies who made it. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, the Department of Environmental Protection and the Office of Consumer...
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Spotted lanternfly
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Mark Abrams
May 13, 2019 - 12:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Penn State researchers who are trying to stop the spread of the invasive spotted lanternfly have recently discovered a natural predator that could be an effective and massive tool to kill the bug. Specialist Heather Leach, based in the Department of Entomology at the...
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Moms Clean Air Force
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May 06, 2019 - 2:10 pm
By Rasa Kaye PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mom moods run the gamut — from nurturing, warm and cuddly milk-and-cookies mom moods, to rip-your-throat-out-for-threatening-her-babies mama bear mom moods. There’s a time and place for both. Moms Clean Air Force (MCAF) stands ready to be bear-like if...
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Luke Perry
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May 06, 2019 - 1:10 pm
By Harmeet Kaur (CNN) — When Luke Perry was laid to rest in Tennessee last month, he was buried in a mushroom suit , according to his daughter, Sophie Perry. The daughter of the "Beverly Hills 90210" actor revealed the detail in an Instagram post Friday. "In December I went to San Francisco with...
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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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April 18, 2019 - 1:08 pm
By Rasa Kaye PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Greetings, Earthlings! April has become the month when we show the planet proof of our love and devotion by cleaning up our rooms, as it were, with events all over the Philly metro area on and around April 22, aka Earth Day. Earth Day launched in 1970,...
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