Car exhaust on city road
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Paul Kurtz
April 15, 2020 - 10:41 am
With so many people staying home during the pandemic, traffic volume on Philadelphia-area roads has dropped significantly. That has led to a big drop in air pollution. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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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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Styrofoam ban
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Steve Tawa
November 01, 2018 - 3:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The next time you order take-out, environmentalists want you to digest those "Styrofoam" food containers. A state rep is joining them, by pushing legislation for a state-wide ban on plastic cups and containers. At the Norristown dam, with a great view from the...
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Woman pumping gasoline fuel in car at gas station.
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Justin Udo
October 15, 2018 - 3:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A local environmental organization hosted a birthday party for an unlikely recipient that may help us breathe a little easier. Monday marks the six-year anniversary of updated U.S. fuel efficiency standards. "What these standards do is restrict tail pipe emissions,...
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Flora Cardoni, climate defender campaign director of PennEnvironment,speaks about climate change at a rally in Logan Circle.
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Pat Loeb
August 28, 2018 - 3:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Employees of the Environmental Protection Agency's Philadelphia office defied their own agency Tuesday, leading to a rally condemning the agency's current policies. A few dozen people braved the searing noon heat to gather in Logan Circle and urge action on climate...
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PennEnvironment Executive Director David Masur
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Steve Tawa
August 07, 2018 - 12:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Trump administration wants to weaken one of former President Obama's signature policies to combat global warming. Now local officials are jumping on a bandwagon to criticize the plan to roll back a 2012 rule that required automakers to nearly double the fuel...
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PennEnvironment is calling on elected officials to pass a statewide ban on one-time use items.
Antionette Lee
July 26, 2018 - 7:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As it turns out, those Styrofoam to-go plates you use for lunch and the cup you drink your morning coffee from aren't as harmless as you may think. The conservation organization PennEnvironment is asking small businesses and restaurants to retire Styrofoam products. "...
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Smoke still pours from the scene of a huge junk yard fire in Kensington, Philadelphia.
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Mike Dougherty
July 12, 2018 - 6:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Millions of people in Philadelphia and the surrounding area experience unhealthy air more often than in most parts of the country, according to a study. Environmental experts and politicians are calling for tighter restrictions and more enforcement of existing laws. "...
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