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Changing Climate

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

Monday, Jun 17, 2019 at 04:55 PM EDT

Climate Talks Held as Arctic Ice Melts, Concerns Grow

Climate Talks Held as Arctic Ice Melts, Concerns Grow

Diplomats and climate experts gathered Monday in Germany for U.N.-hosted talks on climate change amid growing public pressure for governments to act faster against global warming. Officials meeting in the...

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 at 11:41 AM EDT

Three Islands Disappeared in the Past Year. Is Climate Change to Blame?

Three Islands Disappeared in the Past Year. Is Climate Change to Blame?

There is increasing concern that rising sea levels due to climate change will have devastating effects on low-lying islands and coastlines, as scientists have found that three islands have disappeared within the...

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 at 02:12 PM EDT

Warming Climate May Reduce Sea Life by 17%, Study Finds

Warming Climate May Reduce Sea Life by 17%, Study Finds

The world's oceans will likely lose about one-sixth of their fish and other marine life by the end of the century if climate change continues on its current path, a new study says. Every degree Celsius (1.8...

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 11:09 AM EDT

Activists Push Back Against Utilities to Brighten Solar Energy's Prospects

Activists Push Back Against Utilities to Brighten Solar Energy's Prospects

Stephen Pelton’s EcoSmart Home Services in Berlin, Connecticut, expanded into installing rooftop solar panels about eight years ago, an outgrowth of work making houses more energy efficient. But now that the...

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 11:54 PM EDT

Mother's Dying Wish for 'Green' Burial in Connecticut Hits Red Tape

Mother's Dying Wish for 'Green' Burial in Connecticut Hits Red Tape

Before her death, Tessa Pascarella made clear to loved ones that she wanted a "green" burial. She envisioned her final resting place in a wooded area in the town of Sherman, but her family has since learned that...

Monday, May 20, 2019 at 03:37 AM EDT

Trump's EPA Shifts More Environmental Enforcement to States

Trump's EPA Shifts More Environmental Enforcement to States

Around the country, the Environmental Protection Agency under Trump is delegating a widening range of public health and environmental enforcement to states, saying local officials know best how to deal with...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 11:15 AM EDT

‘Perfect Storm’: Ticks Flourish, Lyme Cases Spike As Temperatures Rise

‘Perfect Storm’: Ticks Flourish, Lyme Cases Spike As Temperatures Rise

Ticks and the diseases they carry are on the move, rapidly expanding into new territories once considered inhospitable. While many factors are to blame, the U.S. government affirmed with "high confidence" in a...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 08:39 AM EDT

2020 Hopeful Inslee Touts $9T Climate Plan as Economic Boom

2020 Hopeful Inslee Touts $9T Climate Plan as Economic Boom

Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee is pitching a $9 trillion-plus climate action plan that he touts as an economic renaissance and scientific necessity, putting the Washington governor at the forefront...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 07:55 AM EDT

Many Online Climate Change Lessons Are Actually Junk

Many Online Climate Change Lessons Are Actually Junk

When science teacher Diana Allen set out to teach climate change, a subject she'd never learned in school, she fell into a rabbit's hole of misinformation: Many resources presented online as educational material...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 07:32 AM EDT

Is Sea Rise Wrecking Coastal Home Values? The Answer: Maybe

Is Sea Rise Wrecking Coastal Home Values? The Answer: Maybe

For sale: waterfront property with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. Waves erode beach regularly. Flooding gets worse every year. Saltwater damage to lawn. Asking price: anyone's guess. Some research...

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Police Shut Down I-95 After Body Found on Highway
Police Shut Down I-95 After Body Found on Highway

State police responded Friday night to reports of a body found on Interstate 95 south of Philadelphia, authorities said.

Girl Falls From Swing Ride at NJ Children's Theme Park
Girl Falls From Swing Ride at NJ Children's Theme Park

An incident involving a ride at a New Jersey theme park injured a guest Friday.

Temporary Restraining Order Filed to Stop Fort Worth Woman's Funeral
Temporary Restraining Order Filed to Stop Fort Worth Woman's Funeral

A temporary restraining order has been filed in a Dallas court to stop the funeral of Atatiana Jefferson, the woman who was shot and killed inside her own home by a Fort Worth police officer.

With Eagles on the Road, I-76 EB to Close Next 2 Weekends
With Eagles on the Road, I-76 EB to Close Next 2 Weekends

Drivers in Philadelphia are in for another couple weekends of traffic headaches on I-76. A stretch of the Schuylkill Expressway, one of the busiest roads in Philadelphia, will be closed for construction. So,...

Shifting Explanations From White House Alarm Some in GOP
Shifting Explanations From White House Alarm Some in GOP

The shifting White House explanation for President Donald Trump's decision to withhold military aid from Ukraine drew alarm Friday from Republicans as the impeachment inquiry brought a new test of their...

Look Inside Refinery Blast: Creepy Vapor Cloud, Then Inferno
Look Inside Refinery Blast: Creepy Vapor Cloud, Then Inferno

The vapor cloud creeping along the ground looks like something out of a Stephen King novel. Soon, the gas plume erupted into a fireball. Here is the first look at video from inside the June refinery disaster in...