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Duquesne Club Working To Get Proper Zoning To Keep Rooftop Bees

Four hives on the roof of the Duquesne Club in Downtown Pittsburgh contain about 75,000 very busy bees.

08/27/2014

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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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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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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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Allegheny County Weighs Shale Gas Drilling At Pittsburgh International Airport

It’s an international airport, but it may also soon be the site of Marcellus Shale gas drilling. The Allegheny County Airport Authority is asking gas exploration companies how much money could be made by leasing airport land for drilling.

07/25/2012

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Shell Oil Considers Building Ethylene Cracker In Pittsburgh Region

It’s one more major example of just how huge this Marcellus Shale boom is becoming. Shell Oil may build something called an ethylene cracker – a major petro-chemical plant – in our region. The plant is expected to spawn a whole new industry – producing ethylene – a by-product of shale drilling to make plastics.

09/28/2011

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