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The Allegheny Front

Episode for March 13, 2020

One Pittsburgh area school district is the first in the state to pass a climate resolution. We'll hear how students made it happen. What's being done to bring climate science to students across Pa. Planting a rare spruce forest for one small inhabitant - ready in 50 years. How a drop in oil prices may be good for Pa. shale gas.

Episode for March 6, 2020

The invasive spotted lanternfly is moving westward. In Pennsylvania, questions about safety of private well water. West Virginians are also suffering from a lack of clean water. A petrochemical town hall and an author who looks with a critical eye at the past and future of Big Oil.

Episode for February 28, 2020

A climate scientist says 'no' to flying. Greener packaging is big business. Pitt students push for fossil fuel divestment. Plus, will Pa. unions support a Democratic presidential candidate who opposes fracking?  A settlement for U.S. Steel's pollution and a criminal investigation over a pipeline explosion.

Episode for February 21, 2020

Good news for a bat species that's in decline. Former US Fish and Wildlife officials speak out against decreasing protections for migratory birds. Calls for a 'just transition' for coal workers in West Virginia and a fine for a landfill that takes fracking waste.

Episode for February 7, 2020

We head out on a hike for a different perspective on winter. Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf wants to fight climate change but this support of petrochemicals will make that harder to achieve. A new poll splits support in Pa. for a fracking ban. Plus, internal documents show the Trump administration tried to spin climate data about wildfires to promote logging.

Episode for January 31, 2020

Removing dams in the Ohio River watershed improves safety and fish habitat, but some residents aren't on board. Shipping on the Ohio River has gotten more dangerous with increased rainfall and rising rivers. Oil and gas workers are at risk from radioactive elements in fracking wastewater.

Episode for January 24, 2020

The Trump EPA ends protections for nearly a fifth of the nation's streams and half the wetlands, and proposes ending the requirement for environmental reviews and public input for all kinds of projects. Plus, what's next for air quality in Allegheny County? A look at mercury pollution in the Ohio River.

Episode for January 17, 2020

The Trump administration's policies couldn’t keep the largest privately-held coal company from bankruptcy. A new report details impacts from coal mining, while state park officials say they can't keep up with maintenance needs. Plus, living on a Lake Erie island.
The Allegheny Front

The Allegheny Front

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