The Allegheny Front, Environmental Radio

The Allegheny Front for the week of

October 2-8, 2015

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Turning Bikes into Smog-Sensing Machines

A citizen group in Pittsburgh is using cyclists—and some Home Depot ingenuity—to map some of the city's air pollution hotspots.

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Tougher Smog Standard Not Tough Enough for Some

New smog standards bring criticism from both sides.  Industry groups say it will be a hardship.  Environmentalists say it doesn't go far enough.

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EPA's Methane Rule Draws Opposition, Support

Supporters and opponents of the EPA’s proposed methane rules gathered in Pittsburgh Tuesday for a hearing on federal efforts to cut methane emissions from oil and gas production.

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River Life on the "Edge of the Grid"

Jason Fleming used to be a lawyer. Now he's the caretaker for a 40-slip marina on the Ohio River. And life has never been better.

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Facing the Cosmetic Challenges of Air Pollution

Air pollution, especially that fine particulate matter that comes from power plants or cars, carries some serious health risks, like asthma. But it may also be responsible for skin problems like acne. 

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Meet My New Nemises: An Invasive Fruit Fly

Maggots in your raspberries? A new fruit fly is turning into a nightmare for commercial berry growers and home gardeners alike.

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