This week on The Allegheny Front, fighting habitat loss with fire. And, Allegheny County is losing tree cover, and it won’t be easy to replace. Plus, wet weather has caused landslides in our region, and it might be an expensive, ongoing problem. (Photo: Sarah Boden / 90.5 WESA)
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Stories in this episode
- Burning the Forest to Protect One of its Most Threatened Visitors- Normally starting a blaze on public land is frowned upon by the Game Commission, but these fires could help save a warbler from extinction.
- Pruitt’s Transparency Rule is Not What it Sounds Like- Pruitt wants to throw out a vast amount of public health data in the name of transparency. Here's why that's a bad idea.
- Climate Change Means More Landslides in Pittsburgh’s Future- In the coming years, climate change will likely bring even more rain than the region had in 2018. And that means prime conditions for landslides.
- Where are the Trees Going in Allegheny County?- Allegheny County isn’t as green as it used to be. In the last five years, 11,044 acres of trees were lost. The nonprofit Tree Pittsburgh is trying to figure out why.
- Video: Shenango Coke Plant Smokestacks Come Crumbling Down- What was left of one of Allegheny County's largest polluters was imploded this week. Check out this video.