environment

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.
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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Bamboo rules are becoming common throughout the region.
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Justin Udo
March 18, 2019 - 4:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Gardeners beware: A popular plant is under fire and may soon face some new restrictions. The bright green stalks of the bamboo tree are synonymous with Asia, but the invasive species has been at the center a controversy in the Delaware Valley. "When we had a recent...
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Opponents of seismic testing in the Atlantic Ocean are meeting at the Cape May Convention Hall Monday.
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Kim Glovas
March 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
CAPE MAY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Opponents of seismic testing in the Atlantic Ocean are meeting at the Cape May Convention Hall Monday. Vicki Clark, president of the Cape May Chamber of Commerce, says seismic testing is being planned to locate potential offshore oil and gas drilling sites. "We do...
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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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An environmental crisis is unfolding in the Solomon Islands, where a ship is leaking oil near a UNESCO World Heritage Site and threatens to spill hundreds of metric tons more, authorities say.
Australian Maritime Safety Authority/Australian High Commission Solomon Islands via CNN
March 07, 2019 - 8:12 pm
By Dakin Andone, CNN (CNN) -- An environmental crisis is unfolding in the Solomon Islands, where a ship is leaking oil near a UNESCO World Heritage Site and threatens to spill hundreds of metric tons more, authorities say. The ship was carrying more than 700 metric tons when it ran aground in the...
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Technicians conduct maintenance on the Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) as the British-based Nekton Mission sails to a dive site in the Seychelles on Wednesday March 6, 2019.
David Keyton/AP Photo
March 07, 2019 - 7:03 am
ALPHONSE ATOLL, Seychelles (AP) — An unprecedented mission to explore the Indian Ocean and document changes taking place beneath the waves began its research on Thursday, in Seychelles waters. The British-led Nekton Mission arrived off the tiny atoll of Alphonse in the early morning hours, after...
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