The Allegheny Front for the week of

Feb. 27-March 5, 2015

Pushing a New Drilling Tax, When Gas Prices Are Low

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has been traversing the state, pitching his proposal to tax the oil and gas industry. But some say the timing is wrong. With gas and oil at rock bottom prices, they say a new tax now could drive the industry elsewhere.

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Falling Oil Prices Leave Petroleum Engineering Students in The Cold

A year ago, a petroleum engineering degree seemed like the ticket to a bright and well-paid future. But now that the oil price slide has turned to an oil price slump, the luster is wearing off.

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Mushing: A Winter Sport for People and Pups

Racing across a frozen landscape behind a team of dogs—it’s not just for Alaskans. Dog sledding, or mushing, is popular in our neck of the woods, too.

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Carnegie Science Center H2Oh! Exhibit Looks at Rivers

Our region is rich in freshwater resources, and the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh has a new exhibit called "H2Oh!" which explores Pittsburgh's rivers and the science around water.

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Great Lakes Invaders Go Digital

Museums and universities around the Great Lakes region have teamed up to digitize their collections of species that are not native to the Great Lakes.

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Bird Files: Northern Cardinals Cheer Up Winter

The Northern Cardinal, with its bright red plumage, spiky crest and upbeat lively song, is a welcome sight particularly on a cold winter day.

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