environment

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Justin Udo
April 11, 2019 - 4:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - - Pennsylvania lawmakers released a group of bills aimed at improving the Keystone State’s green footprint. Styrofoam, one time use plastic utensils and plastic bags all go hand-in-hand when it comes to takeout food, but some Harrisburg lawmakers want to put all of...
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April 11, 2019 - 12:14 pm
By Rasa Kaye PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — ’Tis the season for getting down and dirty. Whether your garden sprawls across acres of landscaping or across a balcony of pots, April is finally the month most of us can start stirring up the soil for a new year of fabulous flora. Can you dig it? Now’s...
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U.S. Sen. Tom Carper hosted a discussion in Horsham on April 8, 2019, with Sen. Bob Casey in attendance, on a dangerous chemical found in drinking water near Willow Grove air bases.
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Jim Melwert
April 08, 2019 - 1:54 pm
HORSHAM, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- With continued frustration over a chemical found in drinking water around the Willow Grove air base on the border of Bucks and Montgomery counties, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del, the ranking member on the Enviroment and Public Works Committee, hosted a discussion in...
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invasive insects
European gypsy moth: John H. Ghent/USDA Forest Service. Emerald ash borer beetle: Dr. James E. Zablotny/USDA
Molly Daly
April 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It appears spring has really sprung — daffodils are blooming, birds are singing, and insects are buzzing. When it comes to the latter, Uncle Sam wants your help in making sure invasive insects don't spread, and invasive plants don't take root. USDA Senior Invasive...
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In this photo taken on Friday, March 29, 2019, a whale is lifted up onto a truck after being recovered off Sardinia island, Italy.
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April 01, 2019 - 11:15 am
MILAN (AP) — The World Wildlife Foundation is sounding the alarm over plastics in the Mediterranean Sea after an 8-meter (over 26-foot) sperm whale was found dead off Sardinia with 22 kilograms (48.5 pounds) of plastic in its belly. The environmental organization said Monday the garbage recovered...
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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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Philippine Boy Scouts play with their flashlights at the countdown for the 12th Earth Hour event Saturday, March 30, 2019 in suburban Makati city east of Manila, Philippines. Earth Hour is the symbolic switching off of the lights for one hour to help mini
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March 30, 2019 - 6:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Cities around the world were marking Earth Hour on Saturday by turning off lights at 8:30 p.m. local time in a call for global action on climate change. Earth Hour, spearheaded by the World Wildlife Fund, calls for greater awareness and more sparing use of resources, especially...
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Chemical plant.
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David Madden
March 26, 2019 - 3:51 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey is going after chemical companies in the state, demanding information on how dangerous cancer-causing chemicals have been getting into the environment. For now, it’s a request for information on the proliferation of what are commonly called PFAs used in...
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"Mom" sending out the mating call after losing her third mate in November, 2016.
Courtesy of Jon Woodworth
Molly Daly
March 25, 2019 - 6:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Red-tailed hawk known as Mom, who for several years raised her young on a windowsill at the Franklin Institute before moving up the Parkway, has disappeared. Through livestreams, the Franklin Hawkaholics Facebook page and the Hawkwatch at the Franklin Institute...
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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.
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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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