This week on The Allegheny Front, a controversial new rule that would clarify how farmers treat organic poultry might never make it to the chicken coop. And to some people’s dismay, natural gas production is ramping up in Pennsylvania, in part, because of a pipeline boom. Plus, the rock salt that you put onto your sidewalk is making freshwater saltier. And that’s causing some problems. (Photo: Julie Grant)
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Stories in this episode
- America’s Freshwater is Getting Saltier. And That’s Not Good. - Contributing to the problem is all that rock salt we put on sidewalks and roads.
- Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Trump’s Failed Coal Bail Out - The proposal would have subsidized coal plants that would otherwise be driven out of business by cheaper and cleaner natural gas.
- UV Light Could be a Ray of Hope for Bats with White-Nose Syndrome - The disease caused by a fungus is killing millions of bats in the U.S. and Canada. But scientists now think they know how to help the little guys.
- Trump’s USDA Moves Closer to Scrapping Animal Welfare Rule - The proposal is a u-turn for the agency and would change the way chickens and livestock can be treated.
- Pennsylvania’s Gas Fields Ramp up for More Drilling in 2018 - Activity in Pennsylvania’s gas fields slowed in recent years amid low prices, but this year is going to be different, in part, because of a pipeline boom.