August 3, 1994 |
The Grim Reaper, dressed in the dark robe of death, walks around the chalk- outlined bodies of 75 protesters sprawled across the sidewalk in front of the Sun Co. building at 18th and Market streets yesterday. Pretending to be corpses, the demonstrators held signs to their chests in protest of any changes to ease laws enacted to reduce air pollution
June 25, 2004
How foolish of me that to think the news media would report the news as unbiased. I have canceled my subscription to Time magazine due to their anti-Catholic reporting. I no longer read the New York Times because of the biased articles. Now it will be impossible to read the Daily News knowing that they have taken a position on a political candidate. The day will come when abuse of this type will come under closer scrutiny, but until then I guess I'll read whatever comes to print that's not trying to pollute my thoughts and the way I vote.
April 2, 1990 |
When the sun comes up on Tulpehocken Street, the well-worn buckets are already waiting on the curb. Cans and bottles. Bundled newspapers. Weekly offerings from a neighborhood of recyclers in a city where most of the trash still goes to waste. "I'm into it now," says Joan Fuller, a longtime resident of the West Oak Lane neighborhood that was one of the first to be required by the city to separate its trash. "You get in the habit of getting up and going to work every day, so get in the habit of recycling every day," she said.
July 28, 1999 |
Don't ask Christine Fisher for an endorsement of the alleged pollution-killing wonders of MTBE, the winter-time gasoline additive used in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The drinking-water well at her home in Blue Bell, Montgomery County, was poisoned by the stuff. Don't ask Ross D'Bono, executive director of the Pennsylvania Gasoline Retail Association & Allied Trades in Northeast Philadelphia. Many of the 600 service station dealer-members of his organization reported getting sick from the smell of the stuff and took similar complaints from customers at self-serve islands.
March 7, 1996 |
The team holding an environmental microscope to South and Southwest Philadelphia thought it had pulled off a coup when it scrounged up six more air-pollution measuring devices in a tight budget year. That was before community activists began clamoring for more monitors. At a contentious meeting yesterday with representatives of the Environmental Protection Agency, activists each told why their neighborhood needed a monitor most. "We're all fighting each other for the most contaminated neighborhood - the most pollution," said Gloria Inverso, whose Italian Market area likely will get a monitor because of its numerous auto body shops.
April 28, 1986
Several significant facts were overlooked in the April 6 article "Illnesses caused by 'sick buildings,' " by Sally Squires of the Washington Post. Symptoms that disappear upon leaving the workplace would not likely be caused by bacteria or viruses, as emphasized in the article. What was not mentioned was the role played by air pollution of another kind - the buildup of chemicals in the indoor environment. Levels of carbon monoxide and formaldehyde, for example, may be present at higher levels indoors than what would be found outdoors.
January 12, 1988 |
Environmental disasters, such as the million-gallon oil spill near Pittsburgh, can have devastating effects on the air, water and soil. In extreme cases, such as Bhopal, India, thousands of people can be killed or injured. Usually, insurance is available to cover the damage caused by these sudden and accidental occurrences. There is, however, another crisis threatening the environment that most people are unaware of: Insurance for gradual pollution damage has become virtually nonexistent.
May 17, 1992 |
Cathy DeStefano and Bonnie Mercadante spent yesterday morning painting the town blue. DeStefano and Mercadante, members of the local Beach Babies Mothers Club, joined a dozen fellow volunteers painting blue fish on storm drains along center city streets. Working under cloudy and sometimes drizzling skies, they put the first touches on a campaign designed to help people realize that what goes down the storm drain winds up in the ocean - and pollutes the water. Pollution - including lawn fertilizers, dog feces, motor oil, detergent, and litter - enters the ocean and bay after washing into the storm drains, particularly after a heavy rainfall.
July 8, 1997
People in South and Southwest Philadelphia have long worried about the impact of pollution on their lives, with good reason: Their neighborhoods are dotted with trash transfer stations, sewage plants, refineries, businesses that emit toxic releases and even a Superfund site. After years of demanding an environmental study, they finally got one. But as Daily News staff writer Ramona Smith reported yesterday, the results are both frightening and scientifically inconclusive. Conducted by Johns Hopkins University the study found that people living in a 26-square-mile area face an elevated risk of developing cancer, respiratory ailments and other health problems.
September 26, 1991 |
By 1995, Pennsylvania motorists will face the toughest auto emission standards in the nation, and businesses that pollute will face stiff fees and fines, under a program announced by the Casey administration yesterday. The program would also impose tougher standards on gasoline pumps and on gas itself. The measures are part of Casey's plan to implement the new federal Clean Air Act in Pennsylvania. If the state fails to meet the act's standards, the federal government could withhold up to $600 million for highways or prohibit federal funds for economic development.