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March 9, 2013

The Organic Gardeners: Ordering Bare Root Plants

Buying bare root plants saves money and energy on shipping and gives gardeners a multitude of choices in what to buy. The Organic Gardeners discuss how bare root plants are harvested and prepared for planting.

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PA Among Top At-Risk States for Sinkholes

There are seven states where ground subsidence is a growing problem, and Pennsylvania is one of them. In Pittsburgh, collapsing coal mines are a particular threat.

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Old Diesel Equipment Still Spewing Soot into Pittsburgh's Air

Pittsburgh City Council passed a local law in 2011 requiring construction companies to retrofit equipment that runs on diesel fuel in order to reduce emissions. But to date, no dozers, diggers, or dump trucks have had to comply.

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Climate Change Already Impacting Wildlife in PA

A new report from the National Wildlife Federation shows that even small changes in weather—like warmer, wetter winters—are impacting wildlife in Pennsylvania now.

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Obama's EPA and Energy Nominees Could Spark Climate Change Action

This week President Obama nominated air-quality expert Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protection Agency. If approved, she will lead the agency just as it takes on the president's sweeping climate-change agenda.

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Ancient Sport of Falconry Continues in PA

Hunting with birds of prey instead of weapons like guns or arrows is known as falconry. It’s an ancient sport that has been lauded in literature such as “Ivanhoe” and “My Side of the Mountain.” But it lives beyond stories in Pennsylvania.

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