This week on The Allegheny Front, regrowing forests and fields after fracking. Plus, grocery stores are one place to find food. And that apple tree along the sidewalk on your route to work is another. Plus, people of faith are joining the ranks of the People’s Climate Movement, which takes to the streets this weekend.
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Stories in this episode
- Bringing the Forest Back After Shale Gas - Fracking has eaten up nearly 1,800 acres of state forest, and reduced core forest area by 15,000 acres in Pennsylvania. The state is trying to figure out how to regrow forests on land once dedicated to gas production.
- Faith in the People’s Climate Movement - One of the leaders of the People's Climate Movement explains why climate change has become a top priority for people of faith.
- Study: Climate Change will Dramatically Alter Earth’s Ecosystems - Forests could turn into grasslands, or grasslands into deserts, for example — threatening biodiversity and many natural systems humans rely on.
- Centuries-Old Plant Collections Could Answer Questions About Impact of Urbanization - Once prized like fine art, thousands of dried and preserved plants specimens are being digitized to help answer questions about conservation, climate change and development.
- The Fruit Forager - The author of a new book says it’s time to take food into your own hands. The outdoors is a good place to start.