The Allegheny Front for the week of

September 14-20, 2013

Marcellus Shale Industry Lobbies For New Endangered Species Laws

Pennsylvania’s shale gas industry is throwing its support behind new proposed legislation that would change the way creatures are added to the state’s endangered species list.

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New Staff at The Allegheny Front: Julie Grant, Kara Holsopple

You've heard their reporting previously on The Allegheny Front. Now, you'll be hearing a lot more from journalists Julie Grant and Kara Holsopple.  We're showing off our new staff.

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Environmentalists' Report Says PA Power Plants Too Dirty

Environmentalists are pointing to a report based on federal data that shows Pennsylvania’s largest source of carbon emissions comes from power plants.

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Congress Still Playing the Farm Bill Game

The Farm Bill is, once again, entering a critical stretch. As was the case last year, the current law expires at the end of September.  Farmers and others and wondering what happens if the legislation—which sets the rules for crop insurance and food stamps—doesn't go through. 

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The Greened House Effect

When southeastern Ohio carpenter and home improvement expert Jeff Wilson first started thinking about a green home, he imagined building somewhere in the idyllic countryside. But he ended up deciding on a more feasible approach.

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Games Get People Talking About Eco Issues

Talking about the environment or the economy isn’t always easy. People often have different ways of understanding issues, and use different words to describe similar things. One Pittsburgh environmentalist is trying to improve the conversation, through games.

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Urban Minorities Disproportionately Hit by Warming Climate

Climate change may not be color blind. Blacks, Asians and Latinos who live in urban spaces with lots of concrete and a dearth of trees could suffer disproportionately compared to their white counterparts as the earth warms and extreme heat waves worsen.

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