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In-depth coverage of our climate change issues and the impact on the Philly area

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 at 05:58 PM EDT

Trump Administration Drops Obama-Era Water Protection Rule

Trump Administration Drops Obama-Era Water Protection Rule

The Trump administration on Thursday revoked an Obama-era regulation that shielded many U.S. wetlands and streams from pollution but was opposed by developers and farmers who said it hurt economic development...

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 at 09:14 AM EDT

Poll: Trump Gets Some of His Worst Grades on Climate

Poll: Trump Gets Some of His Worst Grades on Climate

President Donald Trump gets some of his worst marks from the American people when it comes to his handling of climate change, and majorities believe the planet is warming and support government actions that...

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 05:29 PM EDT

Democrats Step on Shaky Political Ground With Fracking Bans

Democrats Step on Shaky Political Ground With Fracking Bans

Several Democratic presidential candidates are running on a promise to ban fracking — and stepping on unstable political ground as they do so. An all-out prohibition on the controversial natural gas extraction...

Friday, Sep 6, 2019 at 01:16 PM EDT

Trump Challenges California's Power to Control Auto Pollution

Trump Challenges California's Power to Control Auto Pollution

The Trump administration on Friday began an all-out challenge to California's authority to set its own automotive emissions standards as government agencies opened an antitrust investigation and told state...

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019 at 03:24 PM EDT

Trump Rolls Back Regulations on Energy-Saving Light Bulbs

Trump Rolls Back Regulations on Energy-Saving Light Bulbs

The Trump administration on Wednesday announced that it will roll back requirements for more energy efficient light bulbs, a set of rules that could lead to increased green house gas emissions that accelerate...

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019 at 09:45 PM EDT

2020 Democratic Candidates Turn Focus to Climate Change

2020 Democratic Candidates Turn Focus to Climate Change

Top Democratic presidential contenders talked tough Wednesday on cutting climate-damaging emissions from oil, gas and coal, turning their focus to global warming in a marathon evening of town halls that gave the...

Friday, Aug 30, 2019 at 10:04 AM EDT

Politics of Climate Change Put Corporations in Tough Spot

Politics of Climate Change Put Corporations in Tough Spot

The polarizing politics of climate change have forced companies to choose between supporting the Trump administration's deregulation policies that could boost profits or opposing them to win over environmentally...

Friday, Aug 30, 2019 at 03:17 AM EDT

Australia Lowers Great Barrier Reef Outlook to 'Very Poor'

Australia Lowers Great Barrier Reef Outlook to 'Very Poor'

The government agency that manages Australia's Great Barrier Reef has downgraded its outlook for the corals' condition from "poor" to "very poor" due to warming oceans. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park...

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 at 03:22 PM EDT

Brazil Bans Most Burning for 60 Days to Curb Amazon Fires

Brazil Bans Most Burning for 60 Days to Curb Amazon Fires

Brazil on Thursday banned most legal fires for land-clearing for 60 days in an attempt to stop the burning that has devastated parts of the Amazon region. The decree prohibiting the fires was signed by...

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 at 05:15 PM EDT

Trump Admin. to Roll Back Rules for Methane, a Major Heat-Trapping Gas

Trump Admin. to Roll Back Rules for Methane, a Major Heat-Trapping Gas

The Trump administration moved Thursday to revoke Obama-era regulations on climate-changing methane leaks from oil facilities, a proposal that environmental advocates said would renounce key federal legal...

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2 Teens Shot as Gunfire Erupts During School Football Game
2 Teens Shot as Gunfire Erupts During School Football Game

Two teen boys were shot when gunfire erupted during a Friday night football game between two high schools in Philadelphia, according to police.

2 Gunmen Run Around Van Shooting at Each Other in Chester
2 Gunmen Run Around Van Shooting at Each Other in Chester

A wild, close-range shootout on a street in Chester City Friday morning was caught on a surveillance camera and the video was released by police hoping the public will help identify one of the gunmen.

Reward Climbs to $35K as Search for NJ Girl Comes Up Dry
Reward Climbs to $35K as Search for NJ Girl Comes Up Dry

The reward for information leading to a 5-year-old New Jersey girl climbed to $35,000 Friday as a search that involved more than one hundred local and federal officers failed to turn up the missing child.

Former Teacher Admits to Sex With Student, Prosecutors Say
Former Teacher Admits to Sex With Student, Prosecutors Say

A former New Jersey high school teacher has admitted to having sex with an underage student, prosecutors announced.

Trump Gets Heat for Urging Ukraine to Probe Joe Biden's Son
Trump Gets Heat for Urging Ukraine to Probe Joe Biden's Son

President Donald Trump urged the new leader of Ukraine this summer to investigate the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, a person familiar with the matter said. Democrats condemned what they saw as a clear...

Two More Cases of Potentially Deadly EEE Discovered in NJ
Two More Cases of Potentially Deadly EEE Discovered in NJ

Two more people in New Jersey were confirmed to be infected with a potentially deadly mosquito-borne illness that has been spreading across the region