This week on The Allegheny Front, will the Department of Energy throw a life jacket to a power company that relies on coal and nuclear energy? And a new organization will put birds front and center on the shores of Lake Erie. Plus, birders have big love for little saw whet owls. (Photo: Doug Cunzolo)
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Stories in this episode
- The Lure of the Saw-Whet Owl - How do you get volunteers of all ages to come out on cold, windy nights for hours, to participate in a conservation science project? The promise of really cute owls.
- FirstEnergy is Asking the Feds for Help. Trump’s Thinking About It. - The bankruptcy of an Ohio power company is the latest sign of how coal and nuclear plants are struggling. FirstEnergy is also making an unusual request of the Trump administration... and it appears to have the president’s ear.
- Birds Take Center Stage at a New Observatory at Presque Isle - The Erie Bird Observatory will continue the long-running bird banding program at Presque Isle. One of the founders, Mary Birdsong, says studying birds is the first step to learn and appreciate the natural world.
- Pruitt: Will He Stay or Will He Go? - EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is embroiled in a series of ethics scandals, and it’s led to speculation about his future there.