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January 26, 2013

Obama Vows to Attack Climate Change: What Will The Next Four Years Bring?

In his inaugural address, President Obama promised to respond to the growing threat of climate change. With a divided Congress, what can the president actually do in the next four years to bring down the level of carbon dioxide and other heat trapping gases?

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At the Center of a Boom, Old Loggers Path in the Balance

Rock Run is a crystal clear stream that runs down through Loyalsock State Forest. It drains a part of the Old Loggers Path, one of the state’s best hiking trails. There is drilling to the North, and to the South. But until recently, it looked like trail and the stream would be spared from development in the Marcellus shale.

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DePasquale Audits PA's Oversight of Water Resources

Pennsylvania’s new Auditor General says his office will look into whether the state has adequately protected water sources in the wake of the shale gas boom. 

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"Nuke-Effect" Snow Hits Western Pennsylvania

A dome of arctic air over North America has made for some extra frigid nights. But a handful of places got an extra inch or so of snow. The source? Strange but true--nuclear power plants.

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The Ups and Downs of Where to Keep the Thermostat

New research shows that Americans are keeping their bedrooms warmer in recent decades, even though there are many good reasons to turn down the heat in winter. It saves energy, it’s cheaper, and it turns out – lower indoor temperatures can even help people shed pounds.

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