This week on The Allegheny Front, our Wild Pennsylvania series continues with advice for living with the wildlife in our backyards. Plus, what is fracking doing to a songbird whose entire lifecycle depends on clean streams? And, the struggle to keep Lake Erie safe for all to enjoy. (Photo: Nasa Earth Observatory)
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Stories in this episode
- When Coyotes Come to Town- No, coyotes won't eat your kids. No, coyotes won't lure your dog away to make a meal of it. No, coyotes will not stay away from your neighborhood if you remove the one you've seen. New coyotes will arrive to take its place. That’s totally coyote.
- Cheswick Coal Plant Hearing Draws Scrutiny Over Water Pollution- Residents and environmental advocates are calling for tough limits on water pollution from a coal-fired power plant situated a few miles upstream from the water intake for the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority.
- Lake Erie’s Toxic Algae Still a Big Problem Despite Voluntary Measures- There’s been no clear decrease in the pollutants feeding persistent algae blooms over the past five years despite billions of dollars in investments to reduce pollution.
- Forecasting Spring Migration to Help Birds Avoid Collisions- People who study birds are now using radar to make maps that can forecast migration at night. They say these maps could help by reducing the number of birds that collide with buildings and wind turbines.