pollution

Illegal dumping in Camden
Office of the Attorney General/Tim Larsen via Flickr
David Madden
October 25, 2019 - 4:04 pm
New Jersey continues its effort of targeting environmental polluters in poor and minority sections of the state. Six new lawsuits have been filed, including one centered on an illegal dump site in Camden. Read more here.
Read More
This image made available by NASA shows a map of a hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.
Goddard Space Flight Center/NASA via AP
AP News
October 22, 2019 - 1:05 pm
The ozone hole near the south pole this year is the smallest since it was discovered, but it is more due to freakish Antarctic weather than efforts to cut down on pollution, NASA reported .
Read More
Gov. Tom Wolf
The Office of Governor Tom Wolf via Flickr
John McDevitt
October 03, 2019 - 4:43 pm
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is taking a big step in his effort to fight climate change in the nation's fourth-biggest emitter of greenhouse gases. Read more here.
Read More
ArminStautBerlin/Getty Images
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...
Read More
sonsam/Getty Images
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...
Read More
A container filled with plastic waste from Australia is seen on May 28, 2019 in Port Klang, west of Kuala Lumpur.
Moh Rasfan/AFP/Getty Images via CNN
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...
Read More
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.
Scott Sonner/AP Photo
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...
Read More
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.
Jim Melwert/KYW Newsradio
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...
Read More
In this photo taken on Friday, March 29, 2019, a whale is lifted up onto a truck after being recovered off Sardinia island, Italy.
SEAME Sardinia Onlus via AP
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...
Read More
Movie theater.
Dreamstime
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...
Read More

Pages