The Allegheny Front, Environmental Radio

The Allegheny Front for the week of

November 21-27, 2014

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With Federal Support Flat, Science Looks to Crowdfunding

Federal spending on scientific research hasn’t kept up with inflation in recent years, and it’s made it harder for researchers to fund their work. Some of them are turning to crowdfunding. But this new funding source raises new questions for scientists.

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Why Some Pennsylvania Democrats Supported the Keystone Pipeline

The Keystone XL pipeline has become a flashpoint in the battle between environmentalists and the oil industry. Some Pennsylvania Democrats voted against their party, and supported the pipeline.

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Toxic Lake Erie Algae Possibly From Detroit Area Lake

Algae blooms on western Lake Erie, like the one that left a half million people in the Toledo area without water this summer, have been blamed on farming and other pollution along the Maumee River. But new research finds the algae could be coming from further north.

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Toxic Algae from Bottom of Lake Erie, Fed by Rivers

Researchers from Stone Lab in Toledo, Ohio are trying to get to the bottom of Lake Erie's toxic algae problem.

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How We Talk, or Don't, About Climate Change

A lot of people think that if we knew more about climate change, we'd start getting serious about fixing it. But researcher Dan Kahan found that more information about climate change doesn't necessarily form people's opinions.

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Delaware River Basin Commission to Review Proposed PennEast Pipeline

A stalemate at the Delaware River Basin Commission has kept natural gas drillers out of the watershed since 2010. But the multi-state commission will help determine whether a new natural gas pipeline can move forward.

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