environment

Croda Inc., in New Castle located at the base of the Delaware Memorial Bridge had a toxic release leaking ethylene oxide, an extremely flammable gas, from a tank on the site, causing the bridge to be shut down for several hours on Sunday night.
Jennifer Corbett/The News Journal
August 13, 2019 - 9:37 am
NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — Delaware environmental officials are updating residents about actions taken by a chemical plant owner since a gas leak last year temporarily closed the Delaware Memorial Bridge one of the busiest travel days of the year. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental...
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bald eagle
Scott Mason/The Winchester Star via AP, file
August 12, 2019 - 8:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved on Monday to weaken how it applies the 45-year-old Endangered Species Act, ordering changes that critics said will speed the loss of animals and plants at a time of record global extinctions. The action, which expands the administration's rewrite of...
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Benjamin Franklin Bridge
Holli Stephens/KYW Newsradio, file
August 05, 2019 - 11:44 am
FLEMINGTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey county has paid Pennsylvania $10,500 to spray for black flies along the Delaware River. Hunterdon County took the step after New Jersey's Environmental Protection Department decided not to participate in the program this year. In a statement, Freeholder Board...
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The future of a law on renewable energy is being targeted by one of Pennsylvania's senators and the EPA.
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Kim Glovas
July 29, 2019 - 4:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The future of a law on renewable energy is being targeted by one of Pennsylvania's senators and the EPA. Sen. Pat Toomey went to a local refinery with the Environmental Protection Agency's top administrator Monday and says he wants to get rid of the Renewable Energy...
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A public hearing was held Wednesday afternoon in University City to address the potential impact a refinery fire last month may have had on the South Philadelphia community where it happened. Some of the health implications might not be fully known.
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Hadas Kuznits
July 24, 2019 - 5:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A public hearing Wednesday afternoon in University City addressed the potential health and environmental impacts of last month's refinery fire, but officials say some of those implications may not be fully known for years to come. Sen. Anthony Williams said images of...
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In older Eastern US cities, nine times as much natural gas is leaking out of pipelines, homes than federal government had thought.
Eric Kort/University of Michigan via AP
July 22, 2019 - 5:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Older U.S. east coast cities are leaking nine times as much natural gas into the air — from homes or pipes heading into houses — than the federal government had thought, a new airborne monitoring study finds. It's probably not a safety problem because what's coming out doesn't...
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Kim Glovas
July 22, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Investigation of toxic chemicals found in firefighting foam is included in the first-ever bill passed in the U.S. House which will regulate PFAS. But environmental advocates say we are only seeing the tip of this toxic iceberg. A package of amendments has been added...
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In this June 17, 2019 photo in Washington, a label states that these pans do not contain PFAS.
Ellen Knickmeyer/AP Photo
July 20, 2019 - 10:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — At first, Tomas Monarrez didn't notice the labels when he went shopping for pots and pans. 'Completely toxin free!" said a big green message on a line of nonstick frying pans in the cookware aisle at a store in the nation's capital. "No PFOA!" boasted the label on a 12-piece...
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Refinery Fire
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July 17, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — KYW Newsradio goes in depth with a special podcast presentation on the fire at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery. In the early hours of June 21, 2019, a massive explosion and fire at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery shook South Philadelphia...
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DiCaprio is joining with billionaire investors and philanthropists Laurene Powell Jobs and Brian Sheth to create Earth Alliance, a new nonprofit charged with tackling climate change and the loss of biodiversity.
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July 02, 2019 - 4:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio is joining with billionaire investors and philanthropists Laurene Powell Jobs and Brian Sheth to create a new nonprofit environmental powerhouse charged with tackling climate change and the loss of biodiversity. The new organization, Earth Alliance, "will work...
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