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Allegheny Land Trust Working To Restore Old Flower Nursery Site Back To Its Glory Days

As the snow flew back in February, there was little left to remember the once 10 million roses a year glory days of the Pittsburgh Cut Flower Nursery.

10/24/2013

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DEP Cites Deficiencies In FirstEnergy’s Plan To Clean Up Little Blue Run

From the air it might look like an inviting lake, but Little Blue Run is filled with fly ash and calcium sulfate trapped at FirstEnergy’s Bruce Manfield Plant seven miles away.

10/17/2013

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Kayakers Rally For New Clean Water Standards

Kayakers in support of new environmental standards for Pittsburgh’s rivers gathered at Point State Park Saturday.

08/24/2013

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Grassroots Effort Working To Fight Fracking In Allegheny County Parks

There’s 12,000 acres in nine Allegheny County parks that 11 million people visit each year.

08/20/2013

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Manufactuers To Make Fuel From Crayola Marker Castoffs

All those markers being bought up for the new school year will eventually run dry, but that doesn’t have to be the end of their usefulness.

08/02/2013

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Plans For Nature Center In Squirrel Hill Nearing Completion

Eleven years have passed since the fire that destroyed a popular nature center in Squirrel Hill. Now, plans for a new one are nearing completion.

07/19/2013

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Residents Sue Coal Waste Dump In Fayette County

Residents of a Fayette County town are taking the owner of a coal waste dump to court. They say the site is polluting their streams and their air.

06/26/2013

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New Eaglets Born In Crescent Township

The eagles are back in Pennsylvania — from just three nesting pairs 30 years ago to 250 today and with more than 300 pair projected in the next two years.

06/25/2013

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Environmentalist: Pittsburgh Schools Don’t Recycle

David Hughes has lived next door to Minadeo School for decades and as an environmentalist it’s bothered him no end that the school apparently does not recycle.

06/24/2013

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New Study Shows Possible Link Between Air Pollution, Autism

Could air pollution be the cause of autism?

06/18/2013

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W. Va. Uses Sewer-Sniffing Dogs To Help Fight Pollution

One West Virginia community has found a valuable new use for a low-tech tool: A dog’s nose is sniffing out the source of sewage-system leaks fouling local waterways.

06/06/2013

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Heinz Endowments Funding Fracking Foes And Backers

In the fierce debates over the safety of fracking for natural gas, one group is giving both sides a chance to make their points.

06/02/2013

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Helping The Environment Realistically

Robert Mangino and Matt Pitzarella host the Range Resources Marcellus Shale hour, they are joined by President of the Copenhagen Consensus Center and author Bjorn Lomborg.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/23/2013

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Regulators Step In, Stop Planned Blasting At Coal Waste Dump

There are new details about a troubled Fayette County coal waste dump. State environmental regulators are stepping in to stop planned blasting on the property, blasting that could have caused landslides or cave-ins.

04/12/2013

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Best Ways To Celebrate Earth Day 2013 In Pittsburgh

Earth Day in Pittsburgh celebrates everything a healthy environment gives us: clean air, sparkling rivers, hiking trails and amazing outdoor spaces in our city. Family-friendly festivals, special events and volunteer activities abound not just on April 22 but throughout the later weeks of April in Pittsburgh. Take part in some or all of these activities in our city this Earth Day.

04/08/2013

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