This week on The Allegheny Front, a food chain that begins with the booze in your glass, and ends with farm fresh salmon on your plate. And college students take on food waste–and their peers–in the dining hall. Plus, a new podcast takes a personal approach to air pollution. (Photo: Ryan Loew / PublicSource)
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Stories in this episode
- Turns Out Air Pollution Makes for Good Listening- The Pittsburgh-based Group Against Smog and Pollution has just dropped the first episode of their podcast "On the Air."
- The New and Improved Plan for Fighting Lake Erie Algae Blooms- A new report details how the federal government and states plan to fight algae blooms in Lake Erie. The idea is to target phosphorus, the main cause of the blooms.
- Distillery Turns Booze into Food –- Fish Food- The brewery is raising three different species of fish with their waste: speckled trout, Arctic char and Atlantic salmon.
- New PA Bill Would Require Schools to Test for Lead in Water- The bill would require both public and private schools test for lead every two years, and install filters or other fixes for any level greater than 5 parts per billion.
- Pittsburgh Institutions are Trying to Reduce Food Waste, But at What Cost?- In some cases, reducing food waste has had unexpected consequences: taking food from the needy.
- Nature’s Patterns Hold Clues to How Fast the Climate is Changing- Phenology has been called the "oldest science." But watching the patterns of nature—and how they change over time—can give us fresh insight into how quickly the climate is changing.