This week on The Allegheny Front, saving bats from white-nose syndrome and collisions with wind turbines. Go on a trip to a vernal pool, critical for frogs and salamanders. Pennsylvanians are waking up to the realities of climate change and an energy company has to restore streams it destroyed.
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- How to Save Bats as Wind Energy Expands - The number of wind turbines is expected to quadruple 2050. How do we keep bats from getting killed?
- Trying to Keep Bats Flying in the Face of an Epidemic - White-nose syndrome has killed millions of bats. Researchers are trying a novel way to control the fungus that causes it.
- Study: Lyme Disease-Carrying Ticks Increasing in Pennsylvania - Looking at more than a century of tick samples, researchers say the reforesting of Pennsylvania has led to the increase of blacklegged ticks.
- Poll: Most Pennsylvanians Think Climate Change is Major Public Health Risk - They are more likely than any time in the past decade to believe climate change is happening and that it's impacting their lives.
- Everything You Need To Know About The Cicadas That Will Soon Swarm Southwest PA - It's about to get noisy. The latest brood of periodical cicadas is set to hit the region any day now.
- DEP Orders Energy Transfer to Restore Streams it ‘illegally eliminated’ in Western Pa - Agency says the company filled in thousands of feet of streambed, altered stream length for 120 waterways during construction of Revolution pipeline.
- Field Trip Offers Look at Creatures of the Night - Vernal pools are easily overlooked by humans. But for frogs, salamanders and other animals, these temporary ponds are crucial for their existence.