This week on The Allegheny Front, can cities take the lead on climate change? Plus, we have a look at what the Farm Bill moving though Congress could mean for conservation. And, taking advantage of nature’s free, summertime buffet. (Photo: Jennifer Szweda Jordan)
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Stories in this episode
- What the Farm Bill Could Mean for Conservation Efforts in Pennsylvania - The Farm Bill provides funding for farm projects to protect water quality and creating habitat. The House version of the bill cuts nearly $800 million from these programs over 10 years.
- For This Commentator, the Bounty of Mulberry Trees is a Sign of Divine Providence - "A sign that even here, where steel mills once stood, and no matter what damage is being done to the environment right now, nature, for the moment, continues to offer her fruit."
- It’s Not Just You. The Summers are Getting Hotter. - 30 years of data show how much the U.S. has warmed. Now the race is on to adapt.
- A Year Ago Peduto Challenged Trump on Climate Change. What’s Happened Since? - In his now famous tweet, Peduto told President Trump that Pittsburgh would follow the Paris Climate Agreement "for our people, our economy & future." So what can cities like Pittsburgh do to address climate change?
- Why are Pennsylvania Bears Getting Mange? - The Game Commission has medication to help bears infected with mange, so people are encouraged to report sightings of animals with bald spots or those that appear underweight.
- Study: Methane Emissions Cancel Near-Term Climate Benefits of Natural Gas - Emissions from the nation’s oil and gas industry are nearly 60 percent higher than EPA estimates. That's bad for the climate because methane is 86 times more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.