The Allegheny Front for the week of

November 10, 2010

The Comeback of a Colonial Beverage

In Colonial times making hard cider, the kind with alcohol in it, was a way to preserve the apple crop. It was even used as currency.

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Fed Initiative Leads Planting of 70 Million-Plus Trees On Mine-Scarred Lands

When you drive or hike by old coal mined lands, they can appear as lunar type wastelands covered with weedy grasses.

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Pittsburgh Moves Closer to Banning Gas Drilling

The Pittsburgh City Council put its support behind a bill that would outlaw drilling in the city.

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News Analysis: DEP Studies Air Near Marcellus Operations

President Obama says he sees gas development as an issue where Democrats could work with Republicans.

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Website Helps Students Investigate Climate Science

The Center for Educational Technologies at Wheeling Jesuit has developed a website to help students learn about the possible impacts of v

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The Allegheny Front for the Week of November 10, 2010

This week on the Allegheny Front, PNC gets out of mountaintop mining project, following the trend of other big banks.

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Does Government Plan to Combat White Nose Syndrome Go Far Enough?

White Nose Syndrome has claimed the lives of over one million bats in North America over the last four years.

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PNC to Stop Financing Mountaintop Removal

PNC Bank, based in Pittsburgh, says it will stop financing projects that extract coal using the controversial form of surface mining known as mountaintop removal. West Virginia Public Broadcasting's John Hingsbergen filed this story, based on reports from The Associated Press.

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