In this week's environment update, we check in on Pittsburgh's new efforts to boost recycling and see how the Allegheny County Health Department is taking precautions during an intense mosquito season.
Pittsburgh's marathon course runs through the Homewood neighborhood, known for high crime rates and blight. But residents and nonprofits GTECH Strategies and Operation Better Block turned out on marathon day to show the runners something different—an upcycled mural made of trash, and designed to represent the runners themselves.
Thread, a Pittsburgh-based company, turns recycled plastic bottles from Haiti into fabric for common goods, like bags and T-shirts. Allegheny Front contributor Ashley Murray talked to Thread's employees to figure out how the process works.
An estimated two and a half million tons of computers and other electronic waste is tossed out each year. Only about 25 percent is recycled. The rest takes up valuable space in landfills, and sometimes seeps lead and other hazardous chemicals into the ground and water supply. One local nonprofit's found a way to reduce that toxic load, and help people, too.
Allegheny Front intern Patrick Wagner believes it takes some sharp thinking to make Christmas green.
The Energizer bunny might keep going and going in commercials, but all alkaline batteries stop at some point.
The Allegheny Front first aired in 1991, less than a year after Pittsburgh residents had to start recycling their bottles and cans curbsi
A lot of brides still honor the old English custom of wearing something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue on their w
A state regulatory agency voted Thursday, June 15 to approve new water quality regulations.