environment

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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Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment Maureen Sullivan at a House Oversight and Reform subcommittee hearing on PFAS chemicals and their risks on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Sait Serkan Gurbuz/AP Photo
March 06, 2019 - 1:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says it would cost $2 billion to clean up a toxic class of chemicals released at more than 400 bases. The estimate was detailed by Defense Department official Maureen Sullivan at a House Oversight subcommittee hearing Wednesday. The chemicals, called PFAS, are...
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Dreamstime
March 06, 2019 - 12:15 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says the average gas mileage for the fleet of U.S. new vehicles rose slightly in 2017 to a record 24.9 mpg. But an environmental group says the 0.2 mpg increase fell short of the 1 mpg jump required under Obama-era rules. The EPA says in a...
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In this March 3, 2019, handout photo provided by the Bureau of Customs Public Information Office, duct taped turtles are presented to reporters in Manila, Philippines. Philippine authorities said that they found more than 1,500 live exotic turtles stuffed inside luggage at Manila's airport. The various types of turtles were found Sunday inside four pieces of left-behind luggage of a Filipino passenger arriving at Ninoy Aquino International Airport on a Philippine Airlines flight from Hong Kong, Customs officials said in a statement. (Bureau of Customs via AP)
March 05, 2019 - 7:22 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities said Monday that they found more than 1,500 live turtles stuffed inside luggage at Manila's airport. The various types of turtles were found Sunday inside four pieces of left-behind luggage of a Filipino passenger arriving at Ninoy Aquino...
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Philadelphia City Hall.
Holli Stephens / KYW Newsradio, file
Pat Loeb
February 27, 2019 - 4:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia City Council committee has given the go-ahead to the construction of a liquid natural gas plant in Southwest Philadelphia. The vote came over the objections of neighbors and environmental groups. Philadelphia Gas Works president Craig White testified...
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ILE- In this Aug. 14, 2017 file photo, a couple kayak on the Rogue River adjacent to where Wolverine World Wide's tannery once stood, in Rockford, Mich.
Neil Blake /The Grand Rapids Press via AP, File
February 14, 2019 - 5:49 pm
(AP) — Under pressure from Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it would move toward setting safety limits for a class of highly toxic chemicals contaminating drinking water around the country. Environmentalists, congressional Democrats and state officials countered that the...
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Gov. Tom Wolf
The Office of Governor Tom Wolf via Flickr
Kim Glovas
January 27, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently claimed his first term marked a major shift to protect Pennsylvania's environment and energy resources. But those living along the Mariner East Pipelines are finding that energy seems to have outranked environment. Ginny Kerslake is...
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One of the broadest studies of twins in the United States suggests that our genes tend to influence the diseases that afflict us more than where we live, according to research published Monday in the journal Nature Genetics.
CNN
January 21, 2019 - 9:05 pm
By Michael Nedelman, CNN (CNN) -- One of the broadest studies of twins in the United States suggests that our genes tend to influence the diseases that afflict us more than where we live, according to research published Monday in the journal Nature Genetics. Using insurance claims data, researchers...
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On the same day researchers released an analysis showing that carbon dioxide emissions increased in the U.S. for the first time in years, Gov. Tom Wolf has signed an order creating a goal for state agencies to reduce emissions in Pennsylvania.
The Office of Governor Tom Wolf via Flickr
Tony Romeo
January 08, 2019 - 4:03 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — On the same day researchers released an analysis showing that carbon dioxide emissions increased in the U.S. for the first time in years, Gov. Tom Wolf has signed an order creating a goal for state agencies to reduce emissions in Pennsylvania. Wolf has signed an...
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