A new TV show called "Appalachian Outlaws" focuses on people poaching valuable ginseng root. It was one of the most popular shows on cable channels, averaging over 2.7 million viewers per episode. There’s no word whether another season is in the works, but some conservationists are hoping the show will just go away.
Pennsylvania is reporting some types of air pollution from natural gas drilling are on the decline. But a new study in Washington County, Pennsylvania finds those living near gas drilling may be experiencing high spikes in air pollution.
Newly hatched Wood Ducks make a daring dive from their nests, which can be as high as a 30-story building. These water foul with unusual child-rearing habits migrate north throughout March and April to return to their summer nesting grounds.
Pennsylvania's first environmentally aware governor was Gifford Pinchot. He was also the first chief of the National Forest Service, and a founding father of conservation. The Allegheny Front's commentator Ken Chiacchia recently read Seeking the Greatest Good: The Conservation Legacy of Gifford Pinchot.
When a Chevron natural gas well exploded in Greene County, Pa., killing a worker, the company blocked personnel with the state Department of Environmental Protection from accessing the site for nearly two days. The DEP acquiesced, despite its regulatory authority. Now, that issue is one of nine violations the DEP outlined in a letter to Chevron last month.
James Cameron made a big splash with the blockbuster film “Titanic.” His latest producing credit also includes an iceberg or two, and a lot of stars. But in the "Years of Living Dangerously" documentary series, Hollywood is teaming up with scientists to sell Americans on the realities of climate change.