Environment

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How To Make Your Wedding More Eco-Friendly

June is peak time for weddings. Invitations, flowers and food are among the things that drive up the cost. But they also can increase a celebration’s toll on the environment, and for many couples, that’s a big concern.

06/18/2015

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Pharrell Williams Advocates For Greener Jobs, Climate Change Action

Pharrell Williams’ push for measures that prevent climate change is picking up more momentum as he asks leaders to create greener jobs and save the planet in a recent video.

06/11/2015

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Pittsburgh Holds Variety Of Activities To Mark Earth Day

Today is Earth Day and Pittsburgh has made huge strides in becoming more environmentally-conscious over the last few years.

04/22/2015

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Pennsylvania Resources Council Announces 2015 Collection Events

Do you have any old electronics or chemicals laying around that you don’t know how to get rid of?

04/07/2015

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Consol Energy Says Its Airport Fracking Exceeds Environmental Standards

When it comes to drilling for natural gas at the Pittsburgh International Airport, Consol Energy officials say no one in the nation is fracking with their level of environmental protection.

04/01/2015

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KD Investigates: As Drilling Ramps Up, So Do The Lawsuits

Gary Andreis’s house in Chartiers-Houston is just downhill from a natural gas compressor station which he says has flooded his yard and poisoned his well, forcing him and his family to live on bottled water.

03/10/2015

Environmentalists Lose Ally In Congress With Boxer Retiring

Environmental advocates will lose an ally in Congress when Barbara Boxer leaves the Senate at the end of her term in 2016 after more than three decades in office.

01/09/2015

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PRC: 3 Easy Ways To “Recycle Your Holiday”

Holiday memories should last forever, but the many materials used to celebrate the season should find new purposes through recycling. The Pennsylvania Resources Council offers three ways to conveniently “recycle your holiday.”

12/29/2014

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High Levels Of Chloride Investigated At Cecil Twp. Marcellus Shale Site

Environmental officials say they are looking into high levels of chloride found at a Marcellus Shale site.

08/01/2014

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Shale Gas Compressor Proposal Reveals Town’s Divide

Marcellus drilling rigs and other shale gas infrastructure is dividing the residents of New Sewickley, Beaver County.

07/24/2014

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Beaver County Braces For Shale Gas Infrastructure

Don Kretschmann loves being an organic farmer in Beaver County, but now he says that way of life is under threat.

07/23/2014

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Ethics Commission Probes Allegheny Co. Councilman Over Deer Lakes Park Drilling

Shouts of “shame, shame, shame” followed Allegheny County Council’s approval in May of shale gas drilling below its 1,200-acre Deer Lakes Park.

07/09/2014

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45 Tons Of Trash Collected During Annual River Sweep

More than 300 volunteers got their hands dirty this weekend, cleaning up the banks of the Ohio River.

06/21/2014

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PRC Staff Volunteers “Dumpster Dive” To Gather Data For Composting

Though they may appear to be “dumpster diving,” Nick Shorr and Ross Hirshfeld are actually sorting through trash to find information for the Pennsylvania Resources Council.

05/22/2014

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Dumping Summer Blend Gas By 2015 May Be Unrealistic

Before you pull into your neighborhood gas station anxious to see a dramatic drop in prices because the state is dumping summer blend RVP gasoline, there is something you should know.

05/08/2014

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