In this second installment of Luke DeGroote's three-part essay about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, he finds companionship in another hiker, words, nature—and himself.
The coal industry and conservative politicians say new carbon rules will kill King Coal, and they warn that without it, extreme weather events, like last year’s polar vortex, could leave people in the cold and dark. How well does the polar vortex argument hold up?
As Pennsylvania's Capitol readies for Christmas, state government officials await a bearded man other than Santa. Governor-elect Tom Wolf takes office next month with a proposal to tax gas drillers.
The Allegheny Front's Scorecard is a new segment—keeping track of what's happening in our environment with a weekly number. This week our number comes from the shale industry, and Harrisburg.
A new report predicts a less rosy picture for Marcellus Shale production than current government estimates. The numbers from University of Texas researchers say shale gas could peak in just five years.