environment

Car pollution
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Rasa Kaye
April 16, 2020 - 8:12 pm
Not even the most optimistic climate change activist could have predicted that 50 years after the first Earth Day, a barrel of crude oil would cost less than most jumbo packages of toilet paper. Read more here.
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Car exhaust on city road
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Paul Kurtz
April 15, 2020 - 10:41 am
With so many people staying home during the pandemic, traffic volume on Philadelphia-area roads has dropped significantly. That has led to a big drop in air pollution. Read more here.
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National Wildlife Federation
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Kim Glovas
April 06, 2020 - 5:18 pm
Now that social distancing appears to be our new normal for the time being, National Wildlife Week enthusiasts have to get creative. Fortunately, the National Wildlife Federation says you don’t have to go very far. Read more here.
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In this March 29, 2020, file photo, a bird flies among wind turbines near King City, Mo.
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AP News
March 31, 2020 - 4:19 pm
The former director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said billions of birds could die if the government doesn't hold companies liable for accidental bird deaths. Read more here.
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Spotted lanternfly
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AP News
March 04, 2020 - 2:39 pm
The invasive spotted lanternfly is continuing its westward march across Pennsylvania. Read more here.
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2020 Philadelphia Flower Show
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Rasa Kaye
February 28, 2020 - 7:02 pm
For suburbanites or city dwellers, the Philadelphia Flower Show is a welcome dose of spring fever. It's also a sprawling floral laboratory of sustainable and healthful gardening practices that you can bring home to your own plots or pots. Read more here.
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Street cleaning in Philadelphia
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Pat Loeb
February 20, 2020 - 12:00 pm
Philadelphia officials say their pilot project to sweep streets was a success and they plan to expand it by the end of the year. Read more here.
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Kapow! hot sauce
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Kim Glovas
February 15, 2020 - 6:00 am
In one of Camden’s poorest neighborhoods, a small garden is heating up young entrepreneurs’ ambitions. Read more here.
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Great Horned Owl at West Laurel Hill Cemetery in the 2019 Great Backyard Bird Count.
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Molly Daly
February 13, 2020 - 7:42 pm
On Saturday morning, Laurel Hill and West Laurel Hill cemeteries will team up with birding experts for the Great Backyard Bird Count, a free citizen science event that anyone is invited to take part. Read more here.
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Philadelphia Energy Solutions
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Mark Abrams
February 06, 2020 - 4:15 pm
An environmental group claims federal data shows the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in South Philadelphia was one of the most prolific emitters of toxic benzene of any refineries across the country, endangering the health of thousands. Read more here.
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