This week on The Allegheny Front, when you live on an island like, say in the Great Lakes, everything from what you do with your trash to where you build becomes REALLY important. And a little gray bird that hangs around winter bird feeders has a diet many of us might envy–an all-day buffet. (Photo: Winter on Lake Erie courtesy of Lisa Brohl)
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Stories in this episode
- This Tough, Little Bird Loses Ten Percent of Its Weight Each Night - Black-capped chickadees clamor around bird feeders in the winter. They have a diet that many of us might envy -- they eat all day long, and lose much of it overnight.
- Wait, People Live There…In the Winter? - Most of the 32,000 islands in the Great Lakes are uninhabited. But the people who live year-round on about 30 of them are banding together to preserve their way of life.
- A Surge, Then a Fade for PA’s Wind Industry - More than two dozen wind farms popped up across the state leading up to 2012, but only one in the years since.
- Industry Gets a Pass on Accidental Bird Deaths - The new rule is a reversal of the 100-year-old conservation law that was sometimes used to prosecute industries for accidentally killing or failing to safeguard migratory birds.