This week on The Allegheny Front, last year was the second hottest on record, according to NASA. It’s a continuation of the rapid warming trend of the last 40 years. So how is Pennsylvania faring? Plus, what does Trump’s solar energy tax mean for the state?
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Stories in this episode
- Pittsburgh’s Nights Getting Hotter. But Not in the Way You Think.- Pennsylvania has seen a 1 to 2 degree Fahrenheit rise in temperature in the last 100-150 years, but the warming isn't happening during the day.
- Latest Round of Testing Shows Lead Levels High Again in Pittsburgh Water- PWSA plans to add a chemical to the water that is expected to bring lead levels down in homes known to have lead pipes or solder, though there is no known safe level of lead in water.
- The Incredible Shrinking Monuments- The Trump administration is shrinking the size of some national monuments, and opening other public land to industry like drilling. For some, that flies in the face of history.
- What’s the Best Way to Protect People from Lead-Tainted Drinking Water?- Some say it's better corrosion control. Others say it's getting lead service lines out of the system altogether. But many observers agree that current federal regulations are totally inadequate.