This week on The Allegheny Front, scientists, nature lovers and filmmakers work to save Pennsylvania’s iconic hemlocks. Plus, nano technology meets bird research. And, a bipartisan group of state lawmakers is backing legislation aimed at getting Pennsylvania to 100% renewable energy by the year 2050.
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Stories in this episode
- These Hungry Beetles Could Save Pennsylvania’s Hemlocks - Look closely. The beetles on this branch eat only invasive hemlock woolly adelgid. Scientists hope the beetle will spread through the forest, where adelgids have decimated eastern hemlocks.
- Is the U.S. Power Grid Safe From Russian Hackers? - The joint alert from the FBI and Department of Homeland Security warning that Russia was hacking into critical U.S. energy infrastructure came as no surprise to the nation’s largest grid operator.
- A New High-Tech Way to Study Birds: Tiny Transmitters - Researchers have a new way of tracking the song sparrows, dark-eyed juncos and other birds that fly about the Laurel Highlands.
- Conservation Game Challenge Plugs Kids Into Nature - Can video games make kids appreciate nature more?
- Filmmakers Highlight Plight of Cook Forest’s Iconic Hemlocks - Filmmakers combine sentiment with action to fight the hemlock woolly adelgid that threatens the old-growth hemlocks of Cook Forest State Park.
- Proposed Bill Takes ‘Principled Position’: By 2050, PA Should Use Only Renewable Energy - A bipartisan group of state legislators want Pennsylvania to aim for 100 percent renewable energy by the middle of this century.