at Raccoon Creek State Park
Through the woods of WV
Recreating a breeding ground
Farmers Use Gas Money to Build Solar Arrays
in Pittsburgh's Homewood Cemetery
for Weaver, Gas Planet, Shale Health, Ken Chiacchia
The question of whether fracking is safe for groundwater has been a contentious issue in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale. Radisav Vidic, professor of environmental engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, has been studying the question for the past five years. In May, he published a paper in Science magazine encapsulating the research to date.
Bicycle and walking enthusiasts took to the state Capitol steps to urge lawmakers to maintain money set aside for lane and pathway planning in a transportation funding bill. The state Senate's $2.5 billion transportation funding proposal includes $2 million for planning for pedestrian and bicycle lanes.
Josh Fox, a documentary filmmaker, introduced the country to hydraulic fracturing with his Gasland documentary. Now Gasland II premieres on HBO next month. How will audiences react?
The Allegheny Front's been checking in with two hikers hoping to be the first to complete the Great Eastern Trail from Alabama to New York. They expect to finish their 1,800 mile trek on June 18. Host Jennifer Szweda Jordan checks in with them as they close in on their goal.
Over the last few decades, pollution and industry have threatened Pennsylvania's 168 species of freshwater mussels. We visit some mussels outside of rivers and streams, in a museum collection, to get a closer look at how the mussels might fare in the future.
Big news from the state agency that manages Pennsylvania’s parks and forests. This week Governor Tom Corbett asked for and received the resignation of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard Allan.