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The Allegheny Front

native plant garden

Episode for November 27, 2020

We revisit stories about native plants: Saving a plant so rare, few have seen it, gardening with native plants and how an invasive shrub and foraging mice could be bad for forests. Our reporter seeks refuge from the upheaval of 2020 on a 70-mile hike. Residents speak out after a string of bad air days in Allegheny County.
Mighty Oak Pavilion

Episode for November 20, 2020

Calls for a reimagined Conservation Civilian Corps to solve today's problems. Researchers to develop a Lyme disease vaccine, while the tick's range increases, including in urban parks. Pa bills to loosen rules for pollution reporting and conventional drilling. Federal charges against the Pittsburgh water agency.
President-elect Joe Biden

Episode for November 13, 2020

What Biden’s win means for the environment and climate change. Students hold a climate action summit, while youth in coal country contemplate their future without coal. Kids living near industrial plants in Allegheny County have nearly triple the rate of asthma of kids nationwide. A "Marshall Plan" for Appalachia.
anti-fracking voter in Pennsylvania

Episode for October 30, 2020

This election, the stark differences between Trump and Biden on the environment and climate are splitting voters. We hear from coal miners, natural gas industry supporters, environmentalists, and farmers across Pennsylvania. The Environmental Voter Project is targeting non-voting environmentalists. Could this be the year of the climate voter? 
Ohio River Blue Sky

Episode for October 23, 2020

A sweeping new plan for restoration, recreation and commerce in the Ohio River watershed. This election season, we hear from voters on actions they want from lawmakers on climate change, and from an environmental group hoping to turn Pa.'s Republican-led legislature blue. Plus, climate change could already be impacting the safety of boats, barges and their operators on the the Ohio River.
Historical photo of American chestnuts

Episode for October 16, 2020

Researchers are hoping a genetically modified American chestnut can help restore this giant to eastern forests. Emergency planners in communities along the Mariner East pipeline say they've been left in the dark. A psychologist discusses how to cope with the anxiety of climate change. News about radioactivity from gas wells. 
Kamala Harris

Episode for October 9, 2020

How will the issue of fracking influence the 2020 election? We'll hear what voters think. Why Trump keeps losing in court. A coal magnet who fought mine safety rules has filed for black lung benefits. Allegheny County improves its handling of applications for air pollution permits. 
The Allegheny Front

The Allegheny Front

The Allegheny Front is an environmental reporting outlet covering issues in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.