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KYW Staff
August 22, 2019 - 8:49 pm
By Rasa Kaye 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...
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August 14, 2019 - 11:00 am
By Rasa Kaye PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American spends 93% of his or her life indoors : 87% in a building of some kind, then another 6% in automobiles. The overwhelming majority of us spend only 7% of our entire life outdoors...
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On a broiling mid-July afternoon, three activists from EQAT (pronounced "equate") were arrested for unfurling a banner from the roof of PECO's headquarters on Market Street declaring, "Climate is changing — Why isn't PECO?"
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August 01, 2019 - 10:59 am
By Rasa Kaye PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Earth Quaker Action Team is turning up the heat on PECO. On a broiling mid-July afternoon, three activists from EQAT (pronounced "equate") were arrested for unfurling a banner from the roof of PECO's headquarters on Market Street declaring, "Climate is...
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June 30, 2019 - 2:36 pm
By Rasa Kaye PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Longer daylight hours and balmy evenings are an attractive invitation to stay outside, whether you putter around in your yard or deck garden after work or get the gang together to hang out at an outdoor venue. ¿Porque no los dos? You can go green while...
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June 18, 2019 - 9:15 pm
By Rasa Kaye PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — We're getting so tired of dumped tires. They're one of the most commonly mis-discarded items in the city - an eyesore as well as an arson risk and potential health problem . The Philadelphia Streets Department estimates it collects more than 70 tons of...
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June 03, 2019 - 2:04 pm
By Rasa Kaye PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — All hail the bicyclists of the greater Philadelphia region. They’ve got legs of iron and nerves of steel as they compete for a slice of space on our car-choked streets, sailing through clouds of vehicle fumes and motorists’ irritation while leaving nary a...
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To celebrate Earth Day, Entercom partnered with Fairmount Park Conservancy to help spruce up the Lemon Hill Project near boathouse row.
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Cherri Gregg
April 22, 2019 - 5:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The portion of Fairmount Park near Lemon Hill got a facelift Monday thanks to 150 Entercom employees who volunteered their afternoon in celebration of Earth Day. Entercom is the radio company that owns KYW Newsradio and 234 other stations nationwide. Volunteers raked...
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Temple University campus.
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Ian Bush
April 22, 2019 - 4:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Temple University used Earth Day to unveil its 30-year plan to combat climate change as the school aims to be carbon-neutral by 2050. "We're trying to create a healthy community for future generations," said Temple sustainability director Kathleen Grady. With self-...
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Lil Dicky
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April 19, 2019 - 5:10 pm
By Lisa Respers France (CNN) — Lil Dicky got some of his famous friends to have fun to draw attention to climate change. In honor of Earth Day, the rapper/comedian has released a music video for his song "Earth." At more than seven minutes long, the animated video features a roster of A-list celebs...
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April 18, 2019 - 1:08 pm
By Rasa Kaye PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Greetings, Earthlings! April has become the month when we show the planet proof of our love and devotion by cleaning up our rooms, as it were, with events all over the Philly metro area on and around April 22, aka Earth Day. Earth Day launched in 1970,...
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