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Changing Climate

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

Monday, Jul 29, 2019 at 03:21 PM EDT

Sailing to America: Teen to Bring Her Climate Activism to US

Sailing to America: Teen to Bring Her Climate Activism to US

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager whose social media-savvy brand of eco-activism has inspired tens of thousands of students in Europe to skip classes and protest for faster action against climate change, said...

Sunday, Jul 28, 2019 at 07:05 AM EDT

Study: Airplane Contrails Are Adding to Climate Change

Study: Airplane Contrails Are Adding to Climate Change

Despite conspiracy theories about so-called chemtrails, there’s no evidence that the white plumes seen trailing from high-flying airplanes are part of a secret government program to spray toxic chemicals into...

Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 at 04:57 PM EDT

Why Wildfires are Appearing at Unprecedented Rates in the Arctic

Why Wildfires are Appearing at Unprecedented Rates in the Arctic

Throughout June and July, hundreds of wildfires have flared across the Arctic Circle in Alaska, Siberia and Greenland, sending clouds of harmful carbon dioxide emissions into the air. Fires are common in the...

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 at 06:24 AM EDT

Deadly Fungal Infections May Increase With Global Warming

Deadly Fungal Infections May Increase With Global Warming

Scientists have a new theory about the origins of a dangerous, drug-resistant fungus that can strike the sickest patients in hospitals and other facilities that provide long-term care: global warming. The...

Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 at 08:52 AM EDT

Think You Know How to Be Eco-Friendly During a Heat Wave?

Think You Know How to Be Eco-Friendly During a Heat Wave?

Take our quiz to see how much you know about green ways to cool your house during these dog days of summer energy consumption.

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 at 02:00 PM EDT

Plan by Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez to Declare Climate Emergency

Plan by Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez to Declare Climate Emergency

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are teaming up on a measure that would designate climate change as an emergency, and they have won early support from one of Sanders' fellow...

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 at 11:27 AM EDT

AI Can Help Lessen Dangers of Climate Change, Industry Leaders Say

AI Can Help Lessen Dangers of Climate Change, Industry Leaders Say

Almost everyone agrees that humans caused climate change, and now some scientists and business leaders say it will take superhumans to help fix it. A study co-written by leading academics and business...

Monday, Jul 8, 2019 at 01:59 PM EDT

Alaska's Largest City Sets High-Temperature Record

Alaska's Largest City Sets High-Temperature Record

Alaskans who routinely pack knit caps and fleece jackets in summer on Friday were swapping them for sunscreen and parasols amid a prolonged heatwave. Residents of Anchorage and other south-central cities...

Monday, Jul 1, 2019 at 03:45 PM EDT

Floating Antarctic Ice Goes From Record High to Record Lows

Floating Antarctic Ice Goes From Record High to Record Lows

The amount of ice circling Antarctica is suddenly plunging from a record high to record lows, baffling scientists. Floating ice off the southern continent steadily increased from 1979 and hit a record high...

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019 at 05:07 PM EDT

Smoke From US Wildfires Boosting Health Risk for Millions

Smoke From US Wildfires Boosting Health Risk for Millions

Climate change in the Western U.S. means more intense and frequent wildfires churning out waves of smoke that scientists say will sweep across the continent to affect tens of millions of people and cause a spike...

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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.

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

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...