This week on The Allegheny Front, how farmers are helping keep a premier fly-fishing stream clean. And, there’s a big difference in how American and English coal miners are reacting to the industry’s decline. Plus, getting kids excited about river conservation can be as easy as giving them a paddle and a board. (Photo: SurfSUP Adventures)
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Stories in this episode
- Your Takeout Meal Might be Harming the Great Lakes - Advocates and scientists are calling for a ban of the ubiquitous styrofoam takeout container.
- Fly Fishing is Big in Central PA. Can We Keep it That Way? - Central Pennsylvania is still one of the best fly-fishing spots to catch wild trout. Conservationists are working to make sure pollution and runoff from agriculture don't change that.
- The Carnegie Museum Of Natural History’s Plant Collection Is Heading Online - Portions of the herbarium’s over 500,000 specimens will be scanned, digitized and posted online.
- Inspiring Conservation in Unconventional Ways - A local nonprofit has figured out that getting kids excited about river conservation can be as easy as giving them a paddle and a board.
- How Britain Won its War on Coal - The UK plans to completely stop burning coal for electricity by 2025. Why is its political reality so different from ours? One answer: climate change isn't up for debate.