FILE - In this May 25, 2017 file photo, a class of eighth-grade students and their chaperones sit in a meadow at Yosemite National Park, Calif., below Yosemite Falls.
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December 31, 2018 - 7:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Human feces, overflowing garbage, illegal off-roading and other damaging behavior in fragile areas were beginning to overwhelm some of the West's iconic national parks on Monday, as a partial government shutdown left the areas open to visitors but with little staff on duty. "It's...
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Changes in the recycling market have prompted Philadelphia to temporarily give up on processing at least half of the recyclables it collects at curbside.
Pat Loeb
December 31, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Streets Department continues to collect recycling from every part of the city, but for the last few months, only about half of it has actually been getting recycled. That's because of a sea change in the recycling market that will mean new rules for...
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The Philadelphia Streets Department is putting surveillance cameras up on streets where trash is illegally dumped.
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Pat Loeb
December 18, 2018 - 6:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Streets Department has installed surveillance cameras up on streets where trash is illegally dumped. City officials announced the new tool Tuesday in an area notorious for so-called "short-dumping," and they promised to prosecute those they catch on...
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AP Photo/Lorin Eleni Gill, File
December 17, 2018 - 8:26 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A floating device sent to corral a swirling island of trash between California and Hawaii has not swept up any plastic waste — but the young innovator behind the project said Monday that a fix was in the works. Boyan Slat, 24, who launched the Pacific Ocean cleanup project, said...
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You won't believe what the authorities in Rye, New Hampshire tried to throw in the dumpster.
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November 01, 2018 - 4:00 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — You won't believe what the authorities in Rye, New Hampshire tried to throw in the dumpster. After a dead 16-foot whale washed up on the New Hampshire shore, the local police decided to put it in a dumpster to haul it away...
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October 12, 2018 - 4:06 pm
By Rasa Kaye PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two years ago, University of Pennsylvania campus Minister Dave Brindley was one guy with a grabber picking up wind-blown and carelessly tossed trash from his West Philly street. Today his “Litter? Not In Philly!” campaign has about 1,300 enrolled citizen...
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(AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
September 08, 2018 - 8:17 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Engineers set to sea Saturday to deploy a trash collection device to corral plastic litter floating between California and Hawaii in an attempt to clean up the world's largest garbage patch in the heart of the Pacific Ocean. The 2,000-foot (600-meter) long floating boom was...
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Trash floats down the Schuylkill River after recent heavy rains in the Philadelphia area.
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Shara Dae Howard
August 15, 2018 - 9:53 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After recent heavy rainfall in the Philadelphia region, there are reports of an unsightly pile of trash floating down the Schuylkill River. Along Boathouse Row everything from basketballs and balloons to plastic bottles can be seen in waves of floating debris. Dan...
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