environment

A cat with a spotted lanterfly.
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Molly Daly
September 17, 2019 - 6:57 pm
Pet owners are expressing both pride and concern as their dogs and cats make sport and mincemeat of the spotted lanternflies blanketing the city and suburbs.
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Weavers Way Co-op
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Hadas Kuznits
September 13, 2019 - 5:00 am
Walter B. Saul High School is quite literally planting a foundation for its students. Kids receive a unique urban education at the agricultural school in upper Roxborough — 130 acres tucked away behind Henry Avenue on a little-known farm. Listen to the full podcast on agricultural education here.
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A meadow with wildflowers.
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KYW Staff
September 12, 2019 - 5:32 pm
Longwood Gardens share how they protect their plants from pests naturally.
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A spotted lanternfly.
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Paul Kurtz
September 12, 2019 - 4:00 am
Hordes of spotted lanternflies have invaded Philadelphia, and city officials are trying to figure out how to get rid of the destructive bugs.
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John McDevitt
September 11, 2019 - 9:05 pm
The Philadelphia Zoo extends much further than the 42 acres in West Philadelphia, doing conservation work all over the world.
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Oil industry and environmental groups say they expect the Environmental Protection Agency to release a proposed rule over the next few days that will roll back requirements on detecting and plugging methane leaks.
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AP News
August 29, 2019 - 12:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed revoking Obama-era regulations on climate-changing methane leaks from many oil facilities, a move that environmental groups said was meant to renounce the agency's overall legal authority to regulate the gas in the fight...
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Rasa Kaye
August 22, 2019 - 8:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Used to be we went shopping at department stores for new clothes. Now, you can call some of those clothes "new to YOU." JCPenney and Macy's have just announced pilot programs with ThredUp , the world's largest fashion resale platform. They'll be selling secondhand...
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Jim Melwert
August 22, 2019 - 2:00 pm
HORSHAM, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Residents around the Willow Grove Naval Air Station have been paying a surcharge on water bills to remove chemicals used on the base that seeped into groundwater. On Thursday, state officials announced they’re chipping in several million dollars to get rid of that...
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This Aug. 15, 2019 satellite image from Maxar Technologies shows closeup view of a fire southwest of Porto Velho Brazil. Brazil's National Institute for Space Research, a federal agency monitoring deforestation and wildfires, said the country has seen a r
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AP News
August 22, 2019 - 6:28 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Amid global concern about raging Amazon fires, Brazil on Thursday said it was the target of a smear campaign by critics who contend President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to curb widespread deforestation. The growing threat to what some call "the lungs of the planet" has...
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Pouring Fresh Tap Water Into a Glass
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Kim Glovas
August 20, 2019 - 4:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — PFAS contamination is now affecting communities surrounding military bases across the country. And last week, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro urged congressional leaders to support federal legislation to phase out PFAS and remediate the harm the toxic...
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