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How Small Towns Are Reclaiming Their Riverfronts

Cities like Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Cleveland have won a lot of praise for reviving their waterfronts with bike trails and parks. Now, smaller towns are following suit.

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Our Three Rivers: Through the Back Channel

On a hidden spot on the Allegheny River, a league of dragon boaters is learning respect for nature—and each other.

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Lots of Red Tape for Building Waterfront Projects in Pa.

One thing is clear: When a waterfront is involved in a development, it means more regulators, complexity, money and time. Even for low-impact projects.

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Outside of Class, Students Learn About River Ecosystems

Fifth graders embark on an excursion with non-profit educational organization RiverQuest to learn about Pittsburgh's river ecosystems.  Their teacher says the trip supplements the lessons learned in the classroom during the school year.

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The Allegheny Front Rewind: Sewage Overflows Still Plague Rivers

The Allegheny Front's Kara Holsopple takes a look at a nasty problem that's plagued Pittsburgh's rivers since the 1950's, and what's been done to solve it.

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Nature Conservancy Freshwater Expert Talks About H2O Threats, Solutions

The theme of World Environment Day events in Pittsburgh is "water matters." Brian Richter, a freshwater expert with The Nature

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Cooperation Key to Sewer Upgrades

Many concede that Pittsburgh's rivers are cleaner now than they have been in fifty years.

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Wildlife Along Pittsburgh's Rivers

Sean Brady, Assistant Executive Director of Venture Outdoors, ventures indoors to talk with host Matthew Craig about the wildlife that ca

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Decision on Mussel Protection Delayed

To avoid a showdown with dredgers, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has once again delayed a controversial decision over protect

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Laurel Hill Creek May Lose More Water

Although Laurel Hill Creek has been named one of the most endangered rivers in America, The Allegheny Front's Deborah Weisberg repor

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