The Allegheny Front, Environmental Radio

The Allegheny Front for the week of

September 26-Oct. 2, 2014

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UN Climate Week Highlights Split on Gas

From climate events in New York to an industry conference in Pittsburgh, natural gas and climate change are being linked. And whether fracking is considered a solution or a roadblock to climate change mitigation depends on who you ask.

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After BP Disaster, Is Gulf Drilling Safer?

The 2010 oil spill at a BP platform on the Macondo drilling site in the Gulf of Mexico was the largest in history. Earlier this month, a group of journalists took a tour of the Gulf oil industry after BP to assess how the industry has changed since the spill.  

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Exhibit: Indigenous Peoples in Dwindling Forests

"If Not Us Then Who?" is the name of a film, photography and audio exhibit  launched in New York  in tandem with the United Nations Climate Summit. It shows indigenous people in the world's forests, as they confront natural disasters and energy development.

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Election 2014: Pa. Governor Hopefuls Debate Fracking Tax

Fracking took center state during part of the first debate between Pennsylvania's candidates for governor. Republican Incumbent Tom Corbett and Democrat Tom Wolf each answered questions about how the state should tax the oil and gas industry.

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Climate Change Pushing Northern Forests

Climate change is throwing a wrench into northern U.S. forest ecology, where invasive earthworms are increasing drought stress and native trees are increasingly being pushed to northern climes faster than they can move.

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