This week on The Allegheny Front, a bid to fight climate change through our tastebuds. Plus, a new book asks urban Americans to consider the rural people and places that help power the country. And, stories of river hijinks and the boating life.
This week on The Allegheny Front, can a growing solar industry empower a region still dependent on fossil fuels? Plus, how does EPA chief Scott Pruitt’s faith shape his views on the environment? And, a surprise find in Pittsburgh's Frick Park gives conservationists hope.
This week on The Allegheny Front, we continue our series, Wild PA by going down into a cave, and out to the woods, where researchers are worried about how climate change is affecting some bird species. Plus, a mother who lost her son to a toxic chemical asks the government and hardware stores to ban it.
This week on The Allegheny Front, we’re handing the show over to our friends at Inside Energy. They’re a public media collaboration focused on America’s energy issues based in Colorado, where there’s been a lot of oil and gas development. We know something about that in Pennsylvania. So we’re sharing their podcast about living with the risks and benefits of fracking with you.
This week on The Allegheny Front, a profile of a landowner on the frontlines of conservation. Plus, newly released emails show the Trump administration tried to stop the public from seeing a federal report on a toxic chemical. And, a plan to extend the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail to Pittsburgh.
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)
This week on The Allegheny Front, as fracking moves west, so do the concerns from residents. And researchers are trying to learn more about an aquatic species that could help us clean up rivers, if only it wasn't so misunderstood. Plus, how well do you know your spring wildflowers?
This week on The Allegheny Front, our Wild Pennsylvania series continues with advice for living with the wildlife in our backyards. Plus, what is fracking doing to a songbird whose entire lifecycle depends on clean streams? And, the struggle to keep Lake Erie safe for all to enjoy.
This week on The Allegheny Front, scientists, nature lovers and filmmakers work to save Pennsylvania's iconic hemlocks. Plus, nano technology meets bird research. And, a bipartisan group of state lawmakers is backing legislation aimed at getting Pennsylvania to 100% renewable energy by the year 2050.
This week on The Allegheny Front, will the Department of Energy throw a life jacket to a power company that relies on coal and nuclear energy? And a new organization will put birds front and center on the shores of Lake Erie. Plus, birders have big love for little saw whet owls.
This week on The Allegheny Front, fish, birds and mussels get their own business plan in Pennsylvania. Plus, big eaters cause nearly half the carbon footprint of food. And, there's a storm brewing over the Trump administration's proposal to expand drilling off of America's coasts.
This week on The Allegheny Front, a Catholic nun whose spirituality is reflected in the stars, and rooted in the earth. Plus, how environmental and gas industry lobbyists work it at the state capitol. And, are emissions standards for vehicles outdated?