environment

Pat Loeb | KYWNewsradio
Pat Loeb
October 20, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A Pennsylvania state senator plans to introduce a bill designed to sharply reduce the use of plastic straws. Sen. Daylin Leach says the ratio of a plastic straw's usefulness to its environmental impact demands rethinking the product. “These single use plastic straws...
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Dreamstime
Shara Dae Howard
September 27, 2018 - 9:25 pm
NORTH PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — At the end of every semester, Temple University students move out and the Office of Sustainability moves in — to collect what students have left behind. On Thursday, Temple added those items to its annual pop-up thrift store at Liacouras Walk, where students...
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Dreamstime
Lynne Adkins
September 11, 2018 - 8:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sick of raking rotting leaves? You can blame the early leaf drop on Mother Nature. Some lawns are already so covered in leaves at such an alarming rate, it looks like the middle of autumn. Tim Block, director of botany at Morris Arboretum in Chestnut Hill, said it's...
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Starbucks will start paying employees to volunteer 20 hours a week.
AFP/Getty Images
August 23, 2018 - 1:46 pm
By Danielle Wiener-Bronner (CNN Money) -- Starbucks is paying employees to give back. The company announced on Thursday that it is testing a program that will allow some employees to spend half of their workweek at a local nonprofit. With the help of Points of Light, a nonprofit volunteering group...
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Dreamstime
Kimberly Adams
August 19, 2018 - 2:17 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — In New Jersey, it could soon cost you more at the checkout line at grocery stores and some retailers. Legislation is one step closer to becoming law, and reaction to the proposed fee is a mixed bag. "I think that's ridiculous," said Debbie from Voorhees in response to...
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Dreamstime
Kristen Johanson
August 13, 2018 - 4:23 pm
ATLANTIC COUNTY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Atlantic County has banned single-use plastic bags and straws inside its parks. The ban officially went into effect Monday. Visitors who violate the new policy will be issued a warning through August of next year. After that, the county will ticket people to...
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A tower of smoke pours from Cow Mountain as Burney, California firefighter Bob May keeps a watch on surrounding vegetation for spot fires during a wildfire off Scotts Valley Road, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, near Lakeport, Calif.
Kent Porter /The Press Democrat via AP
August 04, 2018 - 1:14 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Crews battling deadly Northern California wildfires braced for a weekend of windy, hot weather that could drive the flames into new areas and threaten more homes. The National Weather Service issued red flag warnings of critical fire weather conditions through Saturday night,...
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Sunscreen
CNN
July 09, 2018 - 11:05 am
By Maritza Moulite, CNN (CNN) -- It's the middle of summer, and countless families are taking advantage of free time and warm weather to head out on vacation. Hawaii is a popular destination, with almost 800,000 visitors in May alone, according to state tourism data. The state recently banned two...
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This March 24, 2018, file photo shows a sign in a Starbucks in downtown Pittsburgh.
AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File
July 09, 2018 - 9:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks will eliminate plastic straws from all of its locations within two years, citing the environmental threat to oceans. The company becomes the largest food and beverage company to do so as calls to cut waste globally grow louder. Plastic straws have become a flashpoint. A...
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Kelly Flanigan, PennEnvironment global warming colutions campaign associate, spoke of the benefits of electric buses.
Paul Kurtz | KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
May 03, 2018 - 6:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Environmental advocates are citing a new report on the adverse health effects caused by diesel fuel in order to call on SEPTA and Philadelphia schools to transition to electric-powered buses. Dozens of advocates flocked outside City Hall Thursday to hear the release...
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