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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.

12 hours ago

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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

by Angel Rodrigues

New Roofing Material On Pitt Building Will ‘Eat’ Pollution

The University of Pittsburgh’s Posvar Hall will become the first Pitt building to have a roof that “eats” airborne pollution.

07/10/2014

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Local Students Learn Important Lessons While Raising, Releasing Trout

The waters of Peters Creek pass through a quiet corner of South Park as four Baldwin-Whitehall school buses roll into a nearby parking lot.

04/25/2014

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Drilling Under Schools, Parks Working In Parts Of Washington Co.

When the Mars School Board voted the idea down, it drew applause.

04/24/2014

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State Orders Ash Waste Dump Shut Down

Little Blue is a two-square mile lagoon containing untold tons of coal combustion waste, and folks who live nearby say it’s made their lives a misery.

04/03/2014

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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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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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Region’s First Energy Center To Open Next Week

Gas stations are easy to find to fill up your car or truck, but public places to refuel vehicles that run on compressed natural gas — or CNG — are often hard to locate.

07/16/2013

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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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Local Effects Of Heritage Destruction & Fracking

Chris Moore was joined by Linda Three Crows Meadowcroft, Edie Ehlert, Wanda Guthrie, and Melinda Troutman to talk about the negative effects of fracking on Sunday.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/14/2013

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Orie Melvin State Supreme Court Vacancy Has Impact On Drilling

The impact of the conviction and resignation of former Justice Joan Orie Melvin is already being felt with a stalled decision on a matter of vital importance.

04/04/2013

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Property Owners Who Fail Dye Test Could End Up Paying A Bundle

It’s a problem you may not know you have, but it could end up costing you a bundle. Thousands of properties around Allegheny County have failed a dye test; and if you own one of them, the state and federal governments say you need to fix it.

02/05/2013

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EPA Rules Threaten Coal-Fired Plants

New federal rules on air pollution are being hailed as the most significant in 20 years. As KDKA Investigator Andy Sheehan reports the impact may be great right here in Western Pennsylvania where air quality has become a major concern.

12/23/2011

Toxic Car Seats

Is your child’s car seat toxic? A new study says more than half of children’s car seats sold in the United States contain hazardous chemicals.

08/03/2011