This week on The Allegheny Front, a pageant queen who values renewable energy as much as her crown. A new study finds diets in the U.S. lower in carbon footprint tend to be more healthy. In Ohio, lawmakers may reconsider a bill to loosen rules for a de-icer made from drilling waste found to contain radium. And a study finds waterways are getting saltier.
Changes could be coming to how pollution is regulated on the Ohio River. Fracking for natural gas is now a well-established industry, but the business model might not be as stable as it seems. A possible state bailout for nuclear energy. Plus, a winter sport that takes skill, grace and a little rebellion.
Just how can Pennsylvania reach Governor Wolf's new climate goals? One children's author has a strategy for empowering kids to take action on climate change and a psychologist has tips for parents to talk to their children about it. The federal government may not regulate two toxic PFAS compounds in drinking water. And for some farmers, growing hemp is the future.
A class of chemicals known as PFAS is in our bodies and the environment, and could be affecting our health. Plus, there's surprising momentum building for the Green New Deal, a set of ideas on how the government can combat climate change and economic inequality. Art is in the eye of the beholder, especially when it's made from plastic trash.
Some kids with asthma in a Mon Valley town are having a harder time breathing. Their doctor is blaming a nearby U.S. Steel facility where pollution controls were compromised by a fire. What's ahead for the efforts to tackle climate change in Pennsylvania and can we really achieve zero carbon? And, what's the impact of Ryan Zinke's tenure as Interior Secretary?
This week on The Allegheny Front, America’s role in the global struggle with climate change. Plus, the push for petrochemicals in the Ohio Valley. And, Haiti is a paradise of biodiversity, but the country is quickly losing most of its forest, and with it, many species.
This week on The Allegheny Front, we're looking back at some of our favorite interviews of 2018. From an environmental filmmaker who is passionate about his work to an author whose story gets to the heart of fracking in Pennsylvania -- listen in for a show of unique conversations with people who think and care deeply about the environment.
This week on The Allegheny Front, we're looking back at our series, Wild PA, to bring you stories about making room for wildlife. Bats, brook trout, migratory birds--each has its own special needs for thriving.
This week on The Allegheny Front, a training program to help residents identify the pollution next door. And a new mayor is making the environment a priority for her town. Plus, an economist looks at the relationship between pollution and inequality.