environment

Philadelphia city buildings
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Pat Loeb
October 26, 2019 - 6:30 am
Around 50 buildings have joined the Philadelphia 2030 District initiative and pledged to improve their energy efficiency by 50 percent by the year 2030. According to an update released by the project this week, it’s already more than halfway to its target. Read more here.
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Illegal dumping in Camden
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David Madden
October 25, 2019 - 4:04 pm
New Jersey continues its effort of targeting environmental polluters in poor and minority sections of the state. Six new lawsuits have been filed, including one centered on an illegal dump site in Camden. Read more here.
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Halloween candy
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Rasa Kaye
October 25, 2019 - 10:51 am
The trash component of Halloween is horridly high. The square footage of candy wrappers rivals that of holiday giftwrap, with the added eyesore of almost instantly becoming litter in streets and, later, in waterways.
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A man who supports a plastic bag ban at Philadelphia City Council.
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Pat Loeb
October 22, 2019 - 7:15 pm
Philadelphia is one step closer to joining the growing number of cities that are banning plastic bags. A City Council committee Tuesday advanced a bill that would prohibit retail stores from providing them.
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An injured Chimney Swift.
Courtesy of Carolina Waterfowl Rescue
Molly Daly
October 22, 2019 - 6:30 pm
Last week, 300 migrating Chimney Swifts slammed into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina. It appears the birds were caught in a perfect storm of human-made hazards, all of them avoidable.
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Bellmawr’s Warren Avenue water treatment plant.
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David Madden
October 22, 2019 - 3:14 pm
Bellmawr has shut down one of its two water treatment plants after traces of a chemical pollutant were discovered at levels higher than deemed safe in New Jersey.
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Brad Line of Villanova and his sons, Grayson and Nolan, showing off their app, Squishr, for tracking spotted lanternflies.
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Charlotte Reese
October 14, 2019 - 4:30 am
Squishr, developed by a Villanova man and his two sons, lets users upload pictures and track their spotted lanternfly kills with GPS location data.
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Children playing in nature.
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KYW Staff
October 08, 2019 - 4:12 pm
Research finds that thinking skills improve more in children with regular exposure to green space.
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Mayor Jim Kenney
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Pat Loeb
October 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is in Copenhagen this week for two environmental conferences, and he hopes his presence will make a statement.
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Adam Langley, a Villanova biologist, and a group of students team up with Smithsonian researchers to measure plants and roots in marsh areas along the East Coast to determine the impact of carbon dioxide on growth.
Courtesy of Villanova University
Mark Abrams
October 06, 2019 - 11:23 am
The future of animals and plant life on the planet is the focus of a new scientific global Center for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Stewardship formed at Villanova University.
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