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HIDDEN POISON

It’s not just happening in Flint. Millions of Americans live in cities where old pipes could be leaching lead into drinking water. Pittsburgh is no exception. In recent years, lead levels in the city’s water have climbed above what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considers safe. And residents continue to live with the legacy of lead paint in their homes and lead-contaminated soil. So how did we get here? And what will it take to fix the problem?

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HEADWATERS

The Ohio River's long legacy as a “working river” has made it the most polluted in the country. But those living along its banks are now realizing that reimagining their relationship to the river could prove crucial to the region’s future.

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FOLLOW THE PIPELINE

In this series, we go beyond the drilling pads to explore the long train of pipelines and compressor stations that gets natural gas to your home—and examine the health and environmental impacts that are being felt along the way.

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CITIZEN Q

We know you encounter things in your environment that make you curious. And Citizen Q is our series where we can help you find answers to your everyday environmental questions.

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OUR THREE RIVERS

Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers define its geography and help shape its identity. Yet defining Pittsburghers own relationships to the Monongahela, Allegheny and Ohio Rivers is an ever-shifting process.

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FUTURE OF COAL

For over a century, coal from Appalachia helped drive the American economy. And while coal is still king in the nation’s energy portfolio, that dominance is facing huge challenges.

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THE COMING CHEMICAL BOOM

The shale gas revolution is not only fueling a boom in the drilling industry. It’s also feeding a spinoff industry in chemicals that are made from natural gas.

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SUSTAINABILITY PIONEERS

Filmmaker Kirsi Jansa's series of short documentaries explores the stories of people taking bold steps to address the climate crisis.

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