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The Allegheny Front

Episode for October 12, 2018

This week on The Allegheny Front, getting people to move from feelings to action on climate change. And a new documentary looks at the many threats to Pennsylvania's rivers and streams. Plus, what's going on with the water in Flint, three years after the crisis?  One woman's devotion to the Delaware River spans decades.

Episode for October 5th, 2018

This week on The Allegheny Front, more than a billion gallons of frack waste-much of it from Pennsylvania-were injected into underground wells in Ohio just last year. Residents say they’ve had enough. And, it sounded like a good idea: train veterans to farm lavender on abandoned coal fields, transforming the landscape and their lives. Then the money dried up. 

Episode for September 28, 2018

This week on The Allegheny Front, we're taking a closer look at the safety of pipelines, including the fatality rate of workers on the job building them. And, time is running out on the farm bill--a massive, 860-billion dollar piece of legislation that’s renegotiated every five years. Plus, why the Trump resistance keeps winning in court. 

Episode for September 21, 2018

This week on The Allegheny Front, building infrastructure to withstand super storms and the new normal. Plus, planning for climate change at the airport. And, a new book of poetry and photographs looks at the risks and benefits after a decade of fracking in Pennsylvania.

Episode for September 14, 2018

This week on The Allegheny Front, a pipeline is about to go online but sinkholes, mud spills, and gas leaks have people concerned. And, western Pennsylvania is well known for coal and steel, but salt was also once big business. Plus, migrating birds perform a neat trick before they head south.

Episode for September 7, 2018

This week on The Allegheny Front, regrowing forests and fields after fracking. Plus, grocery stores are one place to find food. And that apple tree along the sidewalk on your route to work is another. Plus, people of faith are joining the ranks of the People’s Climate Movement, which takes to the streets this weekend. 

Episode for August 31, 2018

This week on The Allegheny Front, a look at the toxicity of hair care products marketed to African-American girls and women. And Pennsylvania's largest coal-fired power plant announces it is closing.... unless the Trump administration bails it out. 

Episode for August 24, 2018

This week on The Allegheny Front, a fight simmers over 'exceptional' streams in the Poconos. Plus, conservationists are mobilizing to save a federal program that helps pay for things like access to clean streams, hiking trails and parks. And President Trump has unveiled his plan to replace the Clean Power Plan. What does it mean for our region?

Episode for August 17, 2018

This week on The Allegheny Front, what will it take to clean up illegal dumping sites for good? Plus, we've all heard that Pittsburgh's air quality is much better than it was, but data show industry is still holding the region back from making progress on cleaner air. And 40 years ago this month, President Carter made history by declaring a man-made environmental disaster a federal health emergency.

Episode for August 10, 2018

This week on The Allegheny Front, how farmers are helping keep a premier fly-fishing stream clean. And, there's a big difference in how American and English coal miners are reacting to the industry's decline. Plus, getting kids excited about river conservation can be as easy as giving them a paddle and a board.
The Allegheny Front

The Allegheny Front

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