Environment

(Gov. Tom Wolf, during his 2015 budget address.  Image from Commonwealth of Pa. TV)

Wolf Administration Advances Tougher Gas Drilling Rules

Pennsylvania state environmental regulators say they want to get tougher on how the Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling industry stores waste, dampens noise and affects water resources, schools and playgrounds.

03/09/2015

'Brewer's Plate' attendees sample local products. (Credit: Justin Udo)

‘Brewer’s Plate’ Brings Together Local Restaurants And Breweries

Dozens of local breweries and restaurants paired up at the Kimmel Center Sunday afternoon for an event helping a local non-profit.

03/09/2015

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Volunteers Needed For Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania

The cleanup actually began on March 1 and continues through the end of May, and anyone can take part.

03/07/2015

(A diamondback terrapin.  File photo provided by Wetlands Institute)

New Jersey Takes Steps To Combat Decline of Diamondback Terrapin

They populate shoreline marshes from Massachusetts to Texas. And they’re popular as gourmet cuisine, particularly in Asia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/06/2015

(ABC Men, ready for their road trip to snow-locked Massachusetts.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia-Based Service Group Heads To Boston, Mass. For Snow Relief Duty

Jackie Wleh, with ABC Men, says they’re driving 314 miles to fulfill a request for help.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/06/2015

(Children play at "Nest," a playspace at 13th and Locust Streets in center city Philadelphia.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Parents Scramble to Find Activities For Toddlers on a Snowbound Thursday in Philadelphia

Some parents spent their snow day out of the house, playing at Nest, a commercial playspace in center city Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/05/2015

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City of Philadelphia Addresses ‘Mid-Level’ Snowstorm

“It’s mainly a plowing operation, but we are salting as well,” says Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/05/2015

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Camden County Musters Some Work-Release Prisoners To Shovel Sidewalks of Eldery and Infirm

“They are all nonviolent, which I really want to stress,” notes county freeholder Michelle Gentek, who oversees the program.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/05/2015

(Photo by Justin Udo)

In South Philadelphia, Neighbors Help Neighbors Deal With Late-Winter Snowfall

Once the snow started coming down, people across the Delaware Valley were out shoveling, trying to keep up with it.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/05/2015

(It's a slow go for drivers on Lancaster Avenue in Paoli on Thursday morning.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Sudden Onslaught of Snow Catches Some Morning Commuters By Surprise

Once it came, the snow began piling up quickly, making for a challenging morning commute.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/05/2015

File photo: 2012's Paulsboro train derailment. (Credit: American Red Cross)

Local Environmental Groups Warn of Accident Potential From Marcellus Shale Freight Trains

A report released this week by the groups Penn Environment and the Frac Tracker Alliance shows that nearly four million Pennsylvanians live within the potential evacuation zone of an oil train accident, including 700,000 at risk in Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/04/2015

(Gov. Tom Wolf, during his 2015 budget address.  Image from Commonwealth of Pa. TV)

Gov. Wolf’s Budget Address Outlines Far-Reaching Overhaul of Taxes — Some Up, Some Down

Wolf called for a tax on natural gas drilling, to increase the state’s contribution to public schools to 50 percent.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/03/2015

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New Jersey Ends Terrapin Harvest To Protect Turtle Population

New Jersey has ended this year’s harvest season for a species of brackish water turtle whose numbers are declining due to overharvesting.

03/02/2015

(PHS president Drew Becher, on the floor of the 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Despite Weather, Flower Show Will Always Be a Pre-Spring Event, Officials Say

Drew Becher, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, says attendance the first few days of the show is exceeding expectations, so he doesn’t think weather is a factor.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/02/2015

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Late School Openings Wreak Havoc On Area Working Parents’ Morning Schedules

Some parents are lucky, with a spouse who is available for sudden babysitting duty. Others have to scramble, especially when the school makes a last-minute decision.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/02/2015