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The Allegheny Front

Episode for June 21, 2019

A law in Ohio favors energy development over private property rights. A Pa. bill would offer comprehensive coverage for Lyme disease. A four-day Kiski-Conemaugh kayak trip focuses on recreation, while efforts are underway to clean up mine drainage in the watershed. News about Trump's replacement climate change plan.

Episode for June 14, 2019

A multi-part series about fracking in Ohio kicks off with a look at citizen complaints. Many feel their concerns aren't being addressed by regulators. A law professor discusses the differences between drilling oversight in Ohio and Pennsylvania. An art project brings attention to toxic dyes in blue jeans, while a multi-state agency that regulates pollution in the Ohio River just made their standards voluntary.

Episode for June 7, 2019

A rural Ohio town deals with the closure of a coal-fired power plant. We hear from our reporter about the details of a sealed agreement between a gas driller and residents of Washington County. We have tips from an expert on avoiding ticks that carry Lyme disease. 

Episode for May 31, 2019

Peregrine falcons are back on the Rachel Carson Building, decades after Silent Spring. Landowners are helping endangered species by protecting their land forever. Toxic PFAS chemicals from firefighting foam have been found at two military bases at the Pittsburgh airport. Plus, news about Chesapeake Bay clean-up efforts.

Episode for May 24, 2019

This week on The Allegheny Front, reclaimed mineland gets an ecological do-over. Citizen scientists are needed to track pollinators. Plus, some say there are too many farmers markets, but for many growers, it's a reliable source of income. From our Trump on Earth podcast, we look at some of the 2020 Democratic candidates' climate plans.

Episode for May 17, 2019

This week on The Allegheny Front, saving bats from white-nose syndrome and collisions with wind turbines.  Go on a trip to a vernal pool, critical for frogs and salamanders. Pennsylvanians are waking up to the realities of climate change and an energy company has to restore streams it destroyed.

Episode for May 10, 2019

This week on The Allegheny Front, Pennsylvania goes old-school to prevent forest fires while controlled burns on game lands create habitat for a threatened songbird. The UN warns of mass extinction, a new study says the Ohio River has more fish and Three Mile Island nuclear plant will close in September.

Episode for May 3, 2019

This week on The Allegheny Front, prosecutors in Pennsylvania are looking into possible environmental crimes committed during the fracking boom. New technology aims to recycle flexible plastic like candy wrappers. Pa. commits to goals in the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. Plus, the latest on the Clairton Coke Works, Pa. nuclear bailout and oil/gas waste.
The Allegheny Front

The Allegheny Front

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