This week on The Allegheny Front, as one local mine closes, coal miners struggle to maintain a way of life, and their livelihoods. And, how understanding the DNA of one little bird could help protect vulnerable species from a changing climate. Plus, fighting fake news with science literacy. (Photo: Kenneth Cole Schneider / flickr)
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- How to Fight Fake News with Scientific Literacy - The best antidote to fake news about climate change and the environment? Scientific literacy. Here's some advice on how to improve yours.
- Mariner East 1 Pipeline Shut Down Due to Public Safety Concerns Raised by Sinkholes - Pennsylvania’s Public Utility Commission ordered the temporary shutdown on Wednesday saying it could have a “catastrophic” effect on public safety if it leaks.
- At Greene County Coal Mine, Dwindling Production Means 370 Lost Jobs - After its productivity declined, the mine's owners decided to close it down.
- Natural Gas Leak Capped After 20 Days - It's estimated that 100 million cubic feet of natural gas and other substances, like brine water, spewed out of the well each day.
- Can This Bird Survive Climate Change? The Answer Could be in its DNA - The hope is that understanding the genome of the yellow warbler could help protect other vulnerable species from a rapidbly changing climate.
- The Thrill of Fallingwater Never Faded for Her - Lynda Waggoner began her career at Fallingwater as a teenage tour guide in the 1960s. This month, she retires.
- Group Intends to Sue Over Chronic Delays in Pollution Permit Process - The lawsuit charges that the Allegheny County Health Department is failing to ensure that some of the most dangerous sources of air pollution in the region are operating in compliance with air quality laws.