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Museum Mussels Tell Survival Tale

Over the last few decades, pollution and industry have threatened Pennsylvania's 168 species of freshwater mussels.  We visit some mussels outside of rivers and streams, in a museum collection, to get a closer look at how the mussels might fare in the future.  

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From The Allegheny Front Archives: Mussel Rustlers

In 2000 Allegheny Front reporter Ann Murray tagged along with West Virginia Department of Natural Resources officers who were chasing mus

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The Allegheny Front Rewind: Mussels vs. Jobs

Freshwater mussels are some of the most endangered species in the world.

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State Decides on Bottling and Dredging

Rare mussels and spring water have stirred controversy in recent weeks.

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Dredging Showdown Over Rare Mussels

Big business has thrown a wrench in the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission's plan to give more protection to rare mussels in the

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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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Jobs vs. Mussels on the Allegheny

Conservationists faced off against one of the region's oldest industries Monday night in Kittanning over rare mussels in the Alleghe

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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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River Dredgers Ordered to Quiet Down

For the first time ever, a company that dredges the Allegheny River will have to cut down on the noise it makes with its heavy equipment.

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