The Allegheny Front for the week of

March 21-27, 2014

Did Congress Kill Wind Energy Jobs in PA?

In January, Congress cut off an important tax credit for the wind industry. A few weeks later, a company that makes wind turbine blades in Pennsylvania announced it will shut its doors. Did Congress kill wind jobs in Pennsylvania? 

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Obama, Leading Scientists Focus on Climate

This week brought some high-profile attention to climate change. President Obama launched a new website on the topic, and a leading science organization produced a report called 'What We Know' about climate change.

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Enter the World of West Virginia Crayfish Research

Crayfish are one of the most endangered animal groups in the country, but recently a scientist at West Liberty University in West Virginia discovered three new species—and says there may be more on the way.

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Chevron Pizza Controversy Puts Southwest Pa. Coal Town in the Spotlight

In February, a Chevron natural gas well near the small southwest Pennsylvania town of Bobtown exploded, killing a worker. The company responded by giving community residents free coupons to Bobtown Pizza, causing a barrage of media scrutiny. While this struck Chevron's critics as outrageous, some residents have a different response to the company's gesture.

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