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Pittsburgh-Based Charity Sending Water To W. Va. Residents Affected By Spill

Even though it’s hundreds of miles away, Pittsburghers are helping out their neighbors in West Virginia.

01/11/2014

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Some Facilities Affected By W.Va. Spill May Reopen

Health officials in Kanawha and Putnam counties are working to reopen restaurants, daycare centers and other facilities that have closed because of a chemical spill.

01/11/2014

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Elected Officials Want To Renegotiate “The Big Fix”

Call it “the big fix.” The federal government has ordered a $3 to $5 billion overhaul of the region’s antiquated sewer and water systems to stop raw sewage from spilling into our rivers and streams.

01/03/2014

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ALCOSAN Rates Going Way Up In The New Year

The New Year is coming in with a big blow to your wallet. The cost of treating sewage at the Allegheny County Sanitary Plant is going up — way up.

01/02/2014

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Public Urged To Recycle Styrofoam Packaging From Christmas Gifts

From electronics to appliances, so many items nowadays are packaged in Styrofoam.

12/27/2013

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KD Investigates: Sewer Fixes Could Bankrupt Homeowners

It’s a requirement aimed at cleaning up our waterway, but for some homeowners, like Dale Redpath, it could mean bankruptcy.

12/18/2013

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Electric Cars: Are They Worth The Price?

The idea of paying $3 a month for gas for your car sounds like a fairytale. But that is exactly what KDKA’s John Shumway found when he visited a man in Bethel Park who is celebrating the first anniversary of his electric car by taking it to the gas station for the very first time.

12/05/2013

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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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