Evan Endres, Energy Center Project Coordinator with the environmental group PennFuture, says using propane as a fuel for vehicles doesn’t score an “A+” for environmental friendliness, but it has a lot of benefits.
Plans for the possible redevelopment of the land razed to make way for Pittsburgh’s Civic Arena not only have the potential to restore connections between Pittsburgh's Hill District and surrounding neighborhoods, but also bring environmentally-friendly construction and infrastructure into the community.
Many of the questions about Pennsylvania’s natural gas boom have revolved around environmental concerns, but now some landowners are raising the issue of the financial side of drilling. They say they're being cheated out of royalty payments, and a state Senate panel is taking note.
When a team of University of Pittsburgh researchers launched a boat off the Keweenaw Peninsula in northern Michigan, they were hoping to find evidence of an ancient society. They met their goal, but also found evidence of the oldest human-caused lead pollution in the world.
Nineteen firefighters perished recently in Arizona’s Yarnell Hill, in the country’s most deadly wildfire in at least 30 years. Whenever fires like this take lives, it gives The Allegheny Front commentator, rural firefighter and search and rescue responder, Ken Chiacchia, food for thought, as well as reason to be thankful.