The Allegheny Front for the week of

September 7-13, 2013

Pennsylvania’s Climate Change Future: Read The Missing Report

A pair of legally-mandated reports about how climate change will impact the state are currently a year overdue.  StateImpact Pennsylvania’s Marie Cusick looks at why they’ve been delayed, and how one industry is already adapting to warmer temperatures.

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Trees Tip Off Researchers to Secrets of Genghis Khan

West Virginia University is well known for its research in the energy fields of coal and natural gas, but for the past several years, trees in another country have taken the spotlight for some researchers. One professor is using dendrochronology to come up with new ideas about the rise of Mongolia's Genghis Khan.

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Chesapeake Energy Agrees To Pay $7.5 Million To Settle Royalty Lawsuit

The biggest natural gas driller in Pennsylvania has agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging the company underpaid gas royalties to leaseholders.

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Changes to PA Endangered Species List May Threaten Funding

The federal government is warning that changing the way endangered species are listed in Pennsylvania could mean a loss of millions of dollars in federal grants.

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Loons Sound Alarm on Mercury Poisoning

Loons have enjoyed unprecedented population growth over the last 30 years. They outlived DDT and a time when people used to shoot loons for sport. But they face another threat: mercury.

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Smithsonian Plows Into Farming History

The Smithsonian hasn't had a full agriculture exhibit since 2006, but now the museum is working on an 8,000-square-foot "American Enterprise" exhibition that will explore agriculture's connection to finance, science and retail. 

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