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Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019 at 02:26 AM EDT

Brazilian Firefighters Toil in Amazon Region Hazy With Smoke

Brazilian Firefighters Toil in Amazon Region Hazy With Smoke

Equipped with hoses connected to rubber backpacks, Brazilian firefighters in the Amazon on Monday raced in a truck along dirt roads toward plumes of smoke after a spotter in a military helicopter directed...

Monday, Aug 26, 2019 at 11:53 AM EDT

Solar Panels as Solution for SEPTA's Power Outage Problems

Solar Panels as Solution for SEPTA's Power Outage Problems

Travelers on SEPTA's Regional Rail system have frequently fallen victim to delays because of train power outages, but a plan to equip all of the transit authority's Regional Rail lines with solar panels may...

Monday, Aug 26, 2019 at 12:43 AM EDT

Brazil's Bolsonaro Causes Global Outrage Over Amazon Fires

Brazil's Bolsonaro Causes Global Outrage Over Amazon Fires

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has insulted adversaries and allies, disparaged women, blacks and homosexuals, and even praised his country's 1964-1985 dictatorship. Yet nothing has rallied more anger at home...

Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 at 08:25 PM EDT

G-7 Leaders Vow to Help Brazil Fight Fires, Repair Damage

G-7 Leaders Vow to Help Brazil Fight Fires, Repair Damage

Leaders of the Group of Seven nations said Sunday they are preparing to help Brazil battle fires burning across the Amazon region and repair the damage as tens of thousands of soldiers got ready to join the...

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 at 06:01 PM EDT

Bernie Sanders' $16T Climate Plan Builds on Green New Deal

Bernie Sanders' $16T Climate Plan Builds on Green New Deal

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released a $16.3 trillion climate plan on Thursday before touring a Northern California town ravaged by wildfire, declaring the setting a "wake-up call for our...

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 at 08:46 PM EDT

Toy Company Hasbro Is Saying Goodbye To Plastic

Toy Company Hasbro Is Saying Goodbye To Plastic

Hasbro said Tuesday that all its packaging for new products will be mostly plastic free by the end of 2022.

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 at 08:40 PM EDT

Environmentalists Sue Over Endangered Species Act Rollbacks

Environmentalists Sue Over Endangered Species Act Rollbacks

Seven environmental and animal protection groups teamed up to file the first lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's rollback of the Endangered Species Act. The environmental law nonprofit Earthjustice...

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 at 10:13 AM EDT

Bolsonaro Suggests NGOs Setting Amazon Fires, Gives No Proof

Bolsonaro Suggests NGOs Setting Amazon Fires, Gives No Proof

Brazil's official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations could...

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 at 01:13 PM EDT

Actor Javier Bardem Urges UN Delegates to Protect Oceans

Actor Javier Bardem Urges UN Delegates to Protect Oceans

Spanish actor and environmental activist Javier Bardem said Monday "we are all villains" for playing "deaf and blind" and not caring about the world's oceans, which are under more pressure than at any time in...

Monday, Aug 19, 2019 at 08:38 PM EDT

Florida's Reefs Face 'Dire' Conditions, Race on to Save Them

Florida's Reefs Face 'Dire' Conditions, Race on to Save Them

Florida is on the verge of losing one of its most precious commodities. "I'm not going to sugarcoat it. The state of the Florida Reef Tract is dire," Dr. Erinn Muller of Mote Marine Laboratory on Summerland Key...

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2 Teens Shot as Gunfire Erupts at High School Football Game
2 Teens Shot as Gunfire Erupts at High 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.

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

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...

The Nightmare-Inducing Plan to Decimate Spotted Lanternflies
The Nightmare-Inducing Plan to Decimate Spotted Lanternflies

The spotted lanternfly is an invasive species first spotted in Pennsylvania in 2014. Since then, experts have tried to halt its destructive path. They're even investigating importing a new insect to impregnate...