environment

Led by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, young activists and their supporters rally for action on climate change on September 20, 2019 in New York City.
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Rasa Kaye
December 12, 2019 - 12:41 pm
It’s hard to find anyone without an opinion on climate change or its most famous teenage Cassandra , 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, crowned Time magazine's youngest-ever " Person of the Year ." According to the teenage activists she has inspired in the Philadelphia region, she's the A-word. Italics...
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Greta Thunberg is Time’s youngest “person of the year."
Time via AP
AP News
December 11, 2019 - 10:36 am
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg was named Time's “person of the year” Wednesday, becoming at age 16 the youngest person to whom the U.S. magazine has given the title. Read more here.
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Plastic shopping bags
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Pat Loeb
December 08, 2019 - 4:30 am
Philadelphia City Council appears poised to ban single-use plastic bags in city stores, but environmentalists fear the bill City Council is set to vote on this week won't have enough of an impact. Read more here.
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Philly student climate strike
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Paul Kurtz
December 06, 2019 - 3:02 pm
Hundreds of students in the Philadelphia area walked out of their classrooms and homes Friday morning to attend another protest against climate change. Read more here.
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Ford McDonalds Coffee Chaff
Rob Widdis Photography/Ford
CNN
December 04, 2019 - 9:35 am
Ford has tapped McDonald's to help it turn coffee parts into car parts. Starting this year, Ford is incorporating coffee chaff — coffee bean skin that comes off during the roasting process — into the plastic headlamp housing used in some cars. It's asked McDonald's, which doesn't roast its own...
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A spotted lanternfly.
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Jim Melwert
November 29, 2019 - 4:00 am
As you head out to get a Christmas tree, experts say any fears of spotted lanternflies hatching in your home are overblown. Read more here.
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Piano
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Rasa Kaye
November 25, 2019 - 4:11 pm
Painstaking restoration keeps historic instruments — as well as pianos with more humble pedigrees — in the hands of musicians and out of landfills. Read more here.
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Green Philly panel
Chris Kendig Photography
Kim Glovas
November 25, 2019 - 12:20 pm
Although Philly is continuing to enhance its streets, energy use and livability, sustainability experts issued the city a report card with a just-barely passing grade. Read more here.
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This is the 500-year-old Salem Oak tree before it collapsed last June.
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
David Madden
November 25, 2019 - 4:30 am
Last June, a 500-year-old Salem Oak tree in the center of the city of Salem fell to the ground, but not before state workers managed to salvaged some of the tree’s acorns. And now, there are plans to spread those acorns across the Garden State.
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SEPTA regional rail with solar-powered signal
Courtesy of SEPTA
Mike DeNardo
November 17, 2019 - 10:20 am
SEPTA announced plans to expand its solar-powered signals to three more regional rail lines next year.
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