at Pittsburgh's Carrie Blast Furnaces
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by climate change in the Great Lakes
Nature Conservancy's 50 years in West Virginia
Pittsburgh scores lower than many cities
Shale Gas Fuels a Petrochemical Industry Expansion, Possibly into Pa
Orange-colored streams have been commonplace for decades in Pennsylvania. But slowly, people are cleaning the water, making it healthy for fish, and other wildlife. One innovative project is bringing together watershed advocates, regulators, and a mining company.
A changing climate could lead to greater flooding. But already, big disasters like Superstorm Sandy have put the federal flood insurance program in millions of dollars in debt. The U.S. Congress is considering delaying implementation of an amendment to the program that was approved last year. While the amendment was intended to be more affordable for the government, homeowners balked at premium increases.
Each year up to half a million deer are harvested during the late fall and early winter hunt in Pennsylvania. For The Allegheny Front’s former intern, Patrick Wagner, deer season meant a day off from his elementary school. But it also meant getting in touch with his family's roots.
Governor Corbett’s nominees for Pennsylvania’s two most important environmental jobs have been approved by a Senate committee. StateImpact Pennsylvania’s Marie Cusick has more on the candidates tapped to head of the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
The author of the Aberdeen Bestiary cataloged living things known—and in some cases imagined—to 12th century Britons. Mixing fact with fancy, the Bestiary gives us little indication whether the author even knew the difference. In the new book, The Urban Bestiary: Encountering the Everyday Wild, nature writer Lyanda Lynn Haupt gives a modern version of a bestiary.
Thousands of miles of streams in Pennsylvania have been polluted by abandoned mine drainage, the toxic legacy of coal mining. Volunteers working to clean up those streams are protected by the state's Environmental Good Samaritan Law, but a bill making its way back into the legislature would make natural gas drillers good Samaritans, too.