The Allegheny Front for the week of

March 17, 2012

Bringing Back Dunkard Creek's Critters: West Virginia Has A Plan

Though historically impaired by acid mine drainage, Dunkard Creek was one of the most diverse streams of its size in the region.

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EPA's Test Results Show Safe Drinking Water in Dimock

Federal environmental regulators say the well water at 11 homes in the Susquehanna County village of Dimock, is safe to drink. The town has been at the center of a national debate over the safety of drilling for natural gas in deep shale formations.

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Commission Approves Water Withdrawals from Susquehanna for Fracking

There were shouts, but no clashes between protesters and police at the meeting of commissioners in charge of granting energy companies pe

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Pittsburgh Zoo Loses Unique Komodo Dragon

The komodo dragon, a reptile quite a bit longer than the average grown man's height, was one of my personal favorite creatures on visits

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Something to Sing About for Golden-Winged Warblers

The Natural Resources Conservation Service and U.S.

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The Organic Gardeners: A Better Way To Cut Your Lawn

Gas-powered lawnmowers are loud fuel guzzlers that can pollute the air.

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Shale Show for Kids Gets A Little Flack in Preview

A new traveling show for kids gives them a lively look at gas extraction in the Marcellus Shale, and a sense of what organizers describe

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Pennsylvania Wins the Bidding War for a Cracker

This week finally brought the announcement that Pennsylvania beat out Ohio and West Virginia in the bid for an ethane cracker to be built by energy company Shell. Governor Tom Corbett said it would benefit the entire region and would be the single largest development in a generation, bringing 10,000 new jobs.

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