This week on The Allegheny Front, coal fields are fertile ground for fast growing grasses that can be used for biofuel. And a fungus is changing the behavior of infected cicadas. Plus, renewable energy is making up a larger share of energy production as aging nuclear plants are decommissioned. (photo: Dan Keck)
LISTEN to the episode (29:00 minutes)
- You’ve Heard of the Walking Dead. Now Meet the Flying Dead. - A fungus is infecting cicadas in our region, effectively turning them into zombie insects.
- Trump on Earth: The Nuclear Dilemma - The nation's nuclear fleet is aging. What should we do about it?
- Power Plant: How A Grass Might Generate Fuel And Help Fix Damaged Mine Lands - Coal fields are fertile ground for fast growing grasses that can be used for biofuel.
- 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.