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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.
TomStarkweathers/Bloomberg/Getty via CNN
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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School hallway.
Drew Bloksberg/Getty Images
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.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
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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The Philadelphia Water Department is upgrading its meters for the first time in 20 years.
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Pat Loeb
December 24, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Water Department is upgrading its meters for the first time in 20 years. Officials say the new ones will allow residents to see their water use in real time. That means you'll be able to catch a leak before it makes your bill skyrocket. The water...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2014, file photo, lightning strikes over Lake Mead near Hoover Dam that impounds Colorado River water at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Arizona.
AP Photo/John Locher, File
December 09, 2018 - 6:10 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — With drought entering a second decade and reservoirs continuing to shrink, seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the overtaxed Colorado River for crop irrigation and drinking water had been expected to ink a crucial share-the-pain contingency plan by the end of 2018. They'...
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Andrew Kramer
December 02, 2018 - 7:55 pm
BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Officials say there's still a boil water advisory in place in parts of Lower Bucks County for Pennsylvania American Water customers, but the company is hoping that won't be the case for long. “We think it's the beginning of the end, certainly," said PA American...
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