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The Allegheny Front

Episode for May 22, 2020

During the shutdown, people are noticing a change in the air. Does this line up with pollution data? We talk with a self-described "flour ambassador" who says this ingredient can be local.  Plus, state officials brace for throngs of campers at state parks. Four environmental issues to watch during the pandemic.

Episode for May 15, 2020

Could local wheat help feed the hunger for flour? We look at this final frontier in farm to table. The pandemic's impact on meatpackers and pig farmers. Plus, the Trump administration made a major change to a regulation that already reduced toxic air pollution from power plants. Why?
bird banding

Episode for May 8, 2020

Conservation research and activities are on hold due to the pandemic. Are changes to the federal stimulus program a "stealth bailout" for the oil and gas industry? An alliance in the Ohio River watershed is looking to get things like clean water projects funded, just like in the Great Lakes. 
Ohio River

Episode for May 1, 2020

Stories from the Good River series about the Ohio River watershed: plastic pellets from petrochemical plants, mercury pollution and removing dams in the Mahoning River. Plus, news about the Pa. food supply and a new injection well for fracking waste. 

Episode for April 24, 2020

An invasive reed is being reconsidered as rising seas erode beaches. Pa. will have warmer, wetter weather, and...more chicken farms? Many Americans will need to move from disaster-prone areas. How should cities prepare for these new climate migrants? The pandemic pummels the coal industry.

Episode for April 17, 2020

Farmers and farm markets are rethinking how they get food to customers. How to watch birds (and destress) during the pandemic. On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, memories of the beginning of the modern environmental movement. Some of the construction at Shell's ethane cracker opens to workers.

Episode for April 10, 2020

Local food pioneers at Jamison Farm talk how they got started, how they're doing today. The similarities between climate change and coronavirus. A popular film festival about the outdoors is now online. It's okay to go outside, just don't go too far.

Episode for April 3, 2020

Interested in growing your own food this year? We have tips from an expert. The connection between lungs burdened with air pollution and Covid-19. US EPA relaxes some requirements amid the shutdown. Earth Day is virtual this April. Take the challenge.

Episode for March 20, 2020

How we're responding to coronavirus: State park and forest facilities are closed, trails are open. Advice from a pediatric infectious disease physician for staying safe outdoors. Pipeline and cracker construction is shut down, but farms and food processors are open. Spring is here, but is nature in sync?
The Allegheny Front

The Allegheny Front

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