The Allegheny Front for the week of

June 6-12, 2014

PA Tree, Bird, and Fish Look Like Climate Losers

Icons of Pennsylvania's landscape, the state tree, fish and bird, are disappearing. And climate change is partly to blame. That's according to Ed Perry, a Pennsylvania sportsman and retired U.S. Fish and Wildlife biologist who educates people about the National Wildlife Federation's global warming campaign.

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Bird Files: Eagles Mate, Raise Messy Kids

Baby bald eagles are growing up quickly at this time of the year in our region.  We can watch some of them through live cameras trained on their nests along Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers.  What led to the baby eagles wasn’t caught on camera, but the birds’ mating ritual is quite a sight.

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SciFri Host: Call 'Climate Change' Global Warming

Where can you find out why songs get stuck in our heads and how insects paint? Science Friday, of course. It's the public radio program carried on many NPR stations. Host Ira Flatow talked with us on a visit to Pittsburgh.

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Emerald Ash Borer May Have Arrived in Early 1990s

Emerald ash borers munch on the inner bark of the ash tree, and mess with the tree's ability to transport water and nutrients. The pest has killed tens of millions of ash trees in the states and provinces around the Great Lakes. Now, researchers know a little bit more about how the emerald ash borer ate its way around the region.  

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Remembering Dedicated Birder Ralph Bell

One of our foremost local amateurs on birds has passed away. For many years Greene County farmer Ralph Bell invited people on guided springtime walks at his home. He also was licensed to band birds, and carefully documented birds around his farm. This is an excerpt of The Allegheny Front interview with Bell in 2003, on his farm.

 

 

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