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Deal Collapses To Preserve Pristine Land In Richland Twp.

For years it was an eyesore in Richland Township, rusting greenhouses on the site of the former Pittsburgh Cut Flowers.

04/04/2014

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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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Top Ways To Make An Office Green (And Save Money)

Going green in your office can do more than just create a healthier environment, it can also create a healthier bottom line.

03/24/2014

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Pittsburgh Prepares For St. Paddy’s Day Celebrations

You may already know that the first Mayor of Pittsburgh, Ebenezer Denny, was an Irishman.

03/04/2014

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New Year Means New Light Bulb Regulations

Get ready to say goodbye to the light bulbs we all grew up with.

12/30/2013

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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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State Utility Agency Has A Black Friday Way To Save

Pennsylvania’s public utility regulators have an idea to save money on Black Friday.

11/29/2013

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Baldwin Students Unveil Green Project To Help Reduce Flooding On Route 51

It’s a scene that has become all too familiar – Route 51 a raging rapids, unable to handle storm water.

10/29/2013

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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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State Senator Proposes Taxing Plastic Bags

Every year Americans use more than 100 billion plastic bags.

08/23/2013

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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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Recycling Could Mean Big Discounts To You

Out in Ross Township — and eight other North Hills communities — recyclable trash is picked up every week, but plastic bottles, newspapers, metals and glass are worth discounts to local residents who sign up for a program called Recyclebank.

07/15/2013

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KD Investigation Gets Action: School Recycling

The Pittsburgh Public School District generates thousands of tons of recyclable waste every year, but environmentalist David Hughes suspects only a small portion of that actually gets recycled.

06/25/2013

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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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