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John McDevitt
August 16, 2019 - 7:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — More than 20 environmental education centers in the region are joining forces to protect and restore the Delaware River Watershed. Public outreach projects are being shared among the centers. This year’s 23 fellows of the Alliance for Watershed Education of Delaware...
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Pat Loeb
August 13, 2019 - 5:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Plumbing problems at a state-run youth detention facility in the Poconos left 49 young residents with no running water for two weeks — a condition the state failed to report to the counties responsible for the residents. The state brought in portable toilets and...
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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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Dr. Robert Traver discusses the role of plants in the urban stormwater runoff research he conducts in Philadelphia.
Courtesy of Villanova University
Mark Abrams
June 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) —A Villanova professor says public parks can and do play a major role in helping cities manage stormwater. Dr. Robert Traver, who heads Villanova's civil and environmental engineering programs, said Philadelphia's Water Department is doing well in recognizing the...
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In this March 8, 2017, file photo, the carcass of a dead goat lies in the desert in a drought-stricken area near Bandar Beyla in Somalia.
Ben Curtis/AP Photo
June 05, 2019 - 10:32 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A United Nations emergency relief coordinator says more than 2 million men, women and children could die of starvation in Somalia by summer's end if international aid is not sent quickly to the drought-stricken African country. U.N. Undersecretary-General Mark Lowcock says...
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All still Poland Spring water under one gallon will be sold in recycled plastic bottles by 2022.
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June 03, 2019 - 3:45 pm
By Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN Business (CNN) -- Poland Spring water that is still and under one gallon will be sold in recycled plastic bottles by 2022, Nestlé Waters North America shared on Monday. The move is part of a broader recycling commitment made by the company. Nestlé's US water arm has...
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Andrew Kramer
May 20, 2019 - 7:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A student at a high school in Delaware County got sick after drinking what he thought was just water. Two 15-year-old girls at Penncrest High School in Media are accused of giving a fellow student a drink that had toilet water and urine in it. The 15-year-old boy...
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Darby Creek watershed cleanup
Courtesy of Darby Creek Valley Association
Molly Daly
April 12, 2019 - 5:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hundreds of volunteers are expected to take part Saturday morning in the 35th annual Darby Creek Valley Association's Darby Creek watershed cleanup, and there's still time to sign up. DCVA Executive Director Susan Miller said the three-hour cleanup starts at 9 a.m.,...
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A Water Department spokesman said one water main, maybe two, broke on Ridge Ave near Scotts Lane.
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Tim Jimenez
February 15, 2019 - 6:51 am
UPDATED: 10 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Dozens of homes and businesses in East Falls are waiting to get their water turned on again as crews work to fix one of two water mains that broke just after midnight on Friday. The two breaks happened around 12:30 a.m. on Ridge Avenue, according to...
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David Goldman/AP Photo, File
January 06, 2019 - 12:24 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Groundwater near Georgia military bases remains contaminated from a toxic firefighting foam used for decades by the U.S. Air Force, prompting fears among residents about their exposure to the chemicals. Recent tests at Georgia's three air bases show extensive environmental...
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