The disease silicosis dates back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, but it continues to kill workers today. Oil and gas is the latest industry to face its threat.
A report released this month by the White House details the impact of climate change on human health. A conference in Pittsburgh Monday will explore what this might mean for people in the Pennsylvania region, and how to adapt.
Do we Americans love our garbage? With our plastic bags and "waste managers," we sure do, says journalist Edward Humes, author of Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash. He will be at the Pittsburgh Health and Environment Conference on October 25, and he spoke with The Allegheny Front's Julie Grant about the book.
For The Allegheny Front's 20th anniversary, we've been pulling shows from our archives that haven't been heard in years. But that doesn't mean they've been forgotten. This week for The Allegheny Front Rewind, Kara Holsopple revisits the tape from a well-known environmentalist.
The DEP conducted a four week assessment near Marcellus Shale sites in Northeastern PA.
A new coalition wants to set up an early warning system for diseases that pass between animals and humans.