This week on The Allegheny Front, we’re looking back on our best stories from 2018 — the ones that taught us something new, or made us think differently about the environment, or even inspired us.
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Stories in this episode
- Centuries-Old Plant Collections Could Answer Questions About Impact of Urbanization - Once prized like fine art, thousands of dried and preserved plants specimens are being digitized to help answer questions about conservation, climate change and development.
- How You Recycle Plastic is About to Change - The global market for recycling has changed dramatically over the last year. And it’s already trickling down to what happens curbside.
- Legal Loophole Exposes Native American, Historical Sites to Drilling - A 2012 study found the fracking boom has damaged or destroyed dozens of sites in Washington County.
- Town Raises a Stink Over Factory Hog Farm - 2018 has been a record year for the number of hogs produced in the state. But for some communities, this isn't good news.