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.
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.
Every year Americans use more than 100 billion plastic bags.
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.
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.
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.
In the fierce debates over the safety of fracking for natural gas, one group is giving both sides a chance to make their points.
Many Pittsburghers will be hitting the road today on two wheels for “Bike to Work Day.”
Forest Hills is considering allowing people to raise chickens and bees, and the idea is creating quite a buzz.
If you have containers of chemicals that can’t be thrown in the trash or require special disposal, Chemical Collection Day lets you get rid of them.
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.
It’s a tradition that dates back to 1869. Through wars, the depression and even a blizzard, Pittsburgh loves its St. Patrick Day Parade. And this year was no exception.
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.
Narrow streets and dense traffic have not deterred increasing numbers of local residents from pedaling to work, or riding their bikes just for fun.
Health food grocery chain Whole Foods Market has pledged to label all Genetically Modified foods by 2018.