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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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Green Solutions Offered For Big Sewer Fix

The cost of cleaning our rivers and streams will be astronomical, promising to send your water and sewer bill through the roof over the next decade.

03/15/2013

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“Bike Share Pittsburgh” To Offer Bike Rentals Throughout City

Narrow streets and dense traffic have not deterred increasing numbers of local residents from pedaling to work, or riding their bikes just for fun.

03/11/2013

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DEP Investigating Fly Ash Hauling

A plan to ship coal waste on barges from Beaver to Fayette County is not going over well.

01/29/2013

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PA Farm Show Butter Display Becomes Fuel

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is almost over and organizers have an unusual plan for the 1,000-pound butter sculpture that’s been on display.

01/11/2013

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EPA Report On Fracking Won’t Address Contamination Stats

An ongoing U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study on natural gas drilling and its potential for groundwater contamination has gotten tentative praise so far from both industry and environmental groups.

01/06/2013

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Group Sues Mining Company Over Pollution

A citizens’ group has sued a longwall mining company in southwestern Pennsylvania, claiming it is polluting key waterways – including at least one high-quality fishing stream – that feed the Monongahela River.

12/31/2012

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