pollution

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Jim Melwert
June 24, 2019 - 11:27 am
HORSHAM, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A package of bills addressing a chemical linked to major health issues — which have been found to pollute water around military bases, like the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove — has been moved unanimously at the federal level. Delaware Sen. Tom...
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A container filled with plastic waste from Australia is seen on May 28, 2019 in Port Klang, west of Kuala Lumpur.
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May 28, 2019 - 6:41 pm
By Ushar Daniele and Helen Regan, CNN (CNN) - - Malaysia will return 450 tonnes of contaminated plastic waste to the countries that shipped it, in a refusal to become a dumping ground for the world's trash. Nine shipping containers at Port Klang, west of Kuala Lumpur, on Tuesday were found to...
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Scientists say water clarity has rebounded from an all-time low in 2017 at Lake Tahoe, pictured in this photo taken from an airplane departing from Reno, Nev. on March 2, 2017.
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May 24, 2019 - 2:43 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The clarity of Lake Tahoe's cobalt blue water improved last year from its worst level in a half-century after weather and runoff returned to more normal conditions at the alpine lake straddling the California-Nevada line. A dinner plate-sized disc used to measure clarity was...
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U.S. Sen. Tom Carper hosted a discussion in Horsham on April 8, 2019, with Sen. Bob Casey in attendance, on a dangerous chemical found in drinking water near Willow Grove air bases.
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Jim Melwert
April 08, 2019 - 1:54 pm
HORSHAM, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- With continued frustration over a chemical found in drinking water around the Willow Grove air base on the border of Bucks and Montgomery counties, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del, the ranking member on the Enviroment and Public Works Committee, hosted a discussion in...
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In this photo taken on Friday, March 29, 2019, a whale is lifted up onto a truck after being recovered off Sardinia island, Italy.
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April 01, 2019 - 11:15 am
MILAN (AP) — The World Wildlife Foundation is sounding the alarm over plastics in the Mediterranean Sea after an 8-meter (over 26-foot) sperm whale was found dead off Sardinia with 22 kilograms (48.5 pounds) of plastic in its belly. The environmental organization said Monday the garbage recovered...
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Paul Kurtz
April 01, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The start of Earth Month brings the return of the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival to Center City. Festival organizers waded through more than 300 films submitted from 47 countries before settling on 54 that will be featured on two screens running...
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Young people protest for climate action with a sign reading 'Save the World Now" during a  'Friday for Future' demonstration in Berlin, Germany, Friday, March 22, 2019.
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March 22, 2019 - 1:13 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders on Friday pushed back a decision on the bloc's long-term efforts to fight climate change, with some countries opposing a pledge to end most emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050. Leaders meeting in Brussels agreed to discuss the issue again at their next...
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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.
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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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Emissions rise out of a large smoke stack at Pacificorp's 1000 megawatt coal fired power plant on October 9, 2017 outside Huntington, Utah.
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Mike DeNardo
February 04, 2019 - 12:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Monday marks the second day of a Code Orange air quality alert in the region. The warmer temperatures outside may feel nice, but children, the elderly and people with respiratory issues should limit their time outside because of the air quality. The Delaware Valley...
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Pat Loeb
December 12, 2018 - 4:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia's pollution problem got scrutiny, Wednesday, at a city council hearing on environmental justice. Health officials report improvement, but advocates want more done. The air in Philadelphia is better than it was 25 years ago, according to Health...
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