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

Monday, Aug 19, 2019 at 06:45 PM EDT

Florida's Iconic Palm Trees Threatened by Invasive Disease

Florida's Iconic Palm Trees Threatened by Invasive Disease

Florida's iconic palm trees are under attack from a fatal disease that turns them to dried crisps in months, with no chance for recovery once they become ill.

Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 at 06:49 AM EDT

How Greta Thunberg Shifted World's Gaze to Climate Change

How Greta Thunberg Shifted World's Gaze to Climate Change

Staring through a swarm of photographers and television crews, self-described introvert Greta Thunberg took the stage at a Swiss university last week, NBC News reports, to pointedly reiterate a message that has...

Thursday, Aug 15, 2019 at 04:41 PM EDT

NASA Scientists Fly Over Greenland to Track Melting Ice

NASA Scientists Fly Over Greenland to Track Melting Ice

The fields of rippling ice 500 feet below the NASA plane give way to the blue-green of water dotted with irregular chunks of bleached-white ice, some the size of battleships, some as tall as 15-story buildings....

Thursday, Aug 15, 2019 at 01:35 PM EDT

July Was Hottest Month Measured on Earth Since Records Began

July Was Hottest Month Measured on Earth Since Records Began

July was the hottest month measured on Earth since records began in 1880, the latest in a long line of peaks that scientists say backs up predictions for man-made climate change. The U.S. National Oceanic...

Monday, Aug 12, 2019 at 12:17 PM EDT

Study Predicts Soaring Costs for States From Rising Seas

Study Predicts Soaring Costs for States From Rising Seas

No state will be more financially stressed by the impacts of invading seas than Florida. That is according to a new study released this summer on the costs of sea level rise adaptation. “Just for seawalls...

Monday, Aug 12, 2019 at 06:36 PM EDT

Trump Overhauling Enforcement of Endangered Species Act

Trump Overhauling Enforcement of Endangered Species Act

The Trump administration moved on Monday to weaken how it applies the 45-year-old Endangered Species Act, ordering changes that critics said will speed the loss of animals and plants at a time of record...

Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 at 11:25 AM EDT

Climate Change Is Adversely Affecting Jersey Berries

Climate Change Is Adversely Affecting Jersey Berries

The famous New Jersey berries are facing climate change threats. There has been much more rain this year, which causes fungus to grow in the crops. When fungus develops it makes it hard to control these...

Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 at 11:23 AM EDT

A Rise in Mosquitoes Is More than Nuisance

A Rise in Mosquitoes Is More than Nuisance

The mosquito population is growing. Is climate change to blame? NBC10 First Alert Weather meteorologist Krystal Klei speaks to an expert.

Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 at 11:32 AM EDT

Walloped by Heat Wave, Greenland Sees Massive Ice Melt

Walloped by Heat Wave, Greenland Sees Massive Ice Melt

The heat wave that smashed high temperature records in five European countries a week ago is now over Greenland, accelerating the melting of the island's ice sheet and causing massive ice loss in the Arctic. G...

Friday, Aug 2, 2019 at 09:26 AM EDT

Europe Heat Wave Linked to Man-Made Global Warming: Study

Europe Heat Wave Linked to Man-Made Global Warming: Study

The heat wave that smashed temperature records in Western Europe last month was made more likely and intensified by man-made climate change, according to a study published Friday. The rapid study by a respected...

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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