Kayaking the Kiski gives a new appreciation for rivers. Coal communities banking on recreation face the pandemic. How Moraine State Park was formed out of the ashes of industry. Pa. Department of Health reacts to a scathing grand jury report on fracking and U.S. Department of Energy touts coal and natural gas. Plus, Mud Day!
- U.S. Department of Energy Touts Petrochemicals, Puts Money into Coal ‘Innovation’ Grants - DOE says Appalachia's future for coal and petrochemicals is rosy and is investing in research to find new uses for coal.
- Invasive Lanternfly Spotted in Pittsburgh Area - Keep an eye out for the nymphs of the Spotted Lanternfly, which can devastate some crops and ooze a sticky substance that encourages a black mold.
- Coal Towns Were Counting on Recreation for New Jobs. Then Coronavirus Hit. - Communities that invested in outdoor recreation and tourism as coal faded are hopeful that they'll make it through the pandemic.
- International Mud Day: A Messy Celebration of the Earth - Mud can make you happy and healthy. So what are you waiting for? Go play in it.
- Annual Sojourn Promotes River Recreation and Education - From Johnstown to Apollo, the kayak trip floated through deep gorges, Class II rapids and historic towns.
- Moraine State Park’s History Goes Way Back - You have to go back in geologic time to talk about the history of one of Pennsylvania’s biggest state parks.
- Department of Health Says It Is Looking Into Fracking Risks Following Grand Jury Report - DOH said it has already done some of the recommendations like setting up a registry for people to submit health complaints.