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The Buzz in Honeybee Breeding: Local Queen Bees

Without a queen bee a colony can't produce. For the past several years Colony Collapse Disorder has killed off roughly a third of bees every year. That means a lot of beekeepers who need new queens for their hives. Many of those queen bees are bought by mail-order from breeders in the south. A group of researchers at Penn State wants to see if local bees might be a better idea.

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Physicist Turned International Activist to be Honored

Environmentalist Vandana Shiva will be in Pittsburgh on November 3 to receive the Thomas Merton Award.

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Berkshire Prosciutto: Heritage and Biodiversity

Over the last 30 years, American consumers have sought leaner pork.

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Presidential Report Says Economy Linked to Better Ecosystem Management

A new presidential report says the government should get smarter about using information to protect biodiversity and ecosystems--a big pa

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From The Allegheny Front Archives: 1998 Interview with E.O. Wilson

Harvard researcher, biologist, naturalist and Pulitzer Prize winner E.O.

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The Allegheny Front Rewind: E.O. Wilson Plays With Ants, Influences People

Environmentalists are sometimes accused of making mountains out of molehills.

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Why Care About Biodiversity?

Naturalist Paul Wiegman, joins Host Matthew Craig to discuss protecting Pennsylvania's wildlife and why biodiversity matters.

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The Encyclopedia of Life

A new online encyclopedia wants to give all living things on Earth their own web sites. Even the mosquitoes and leeches.

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Disappearing Wilderness Areas

A new report says true wilderness is vanishing. The authors say we might need to rethink conservation. Rebecca Williams reports.

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Millions of Mussels Thrive in French Creek

French Creek is considered the most ecologically diverse waterway in Pennsylvania and has one of the richest caches of mussels in the Nor

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