PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Heinz Endowments has given researchers $415,000 to study whether asthma rates among Pittsburgh Public Schools students are as bad as school nurses say. As many as half of the district’s 26,000 […]
AGH received grant money to conduct a study to find the cause of increase asthma in children in the Pittsburgh area.
Seven of 10 members of the Neville Island Good Neighbors Working Group are quitting, saying they’re frustrated that air pollution caused by a Pittsburgh-area coke plant isn’t being fixed fast enough.
Local climate change experts are coming together next month to persuade Pittsburghers to begin using sustainable energy instead of non-renewable energy resources that pollute and raise the temperature of the Earth.
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.
A new bill introduced by State Sen. Daylin Leach could impose a two cent tax on each new plastic bag used by grocery shoppers statewide.
New research in Pennsylvania demonstrates that it’s hard to nail down how often natural gas drilling is contaminating drinking water: One study found high levels of methane in some water wells within a half-mile of gas wells, while another found some serious methane pollution occurring naturally, far away from drilling.
Elderly people and anyone with respiratory issues are advised to stay indoors this weekend because of poor air quality.
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.
Chris Moore was joined by the Professor and Chair of Environmental Health Sciences at UCLA and former CDC Atlanta employee Richard Joseph Jackson on Sunday.
The test is simple, but if you fail, it’ll cost you as much as $10,000 — potentially bankrupting many.
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.
With all the hot weather this summer, 2012 has had 13 ozone action days so far – already more than last year’s nine days, seven in 2010 and six in 2009. Breathing ozone can trigger coughing, a scratchy throat, or worse, it can aggravate asthma and emphysema.
Tomorrow’s predicted heat could cause problems for certain groups of people and as a result, state environmental officials have called for an air quality action day for the Pittsburgh area.