The Allegheny Front for the week of

March 13-19, 2015

Wolf’s Environmental Chief Questioned on Gas Tax, New Drilling Rules

Governor Tom Wolf’s pick to head the state Department of Environmental Protection is defending the administration’s recent decision to disband an advisory committee that oversees oil and gas regulations.

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In Shale Country, a Boom in Noise Reduction

Businesses that help dampen the noise from oil and gas development are thriving.

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Phthalates Linked to Disruption of Pregnancy Hormone

Phthalates are chemicals in plastics which are known as endocrine disruptors, impacting normal hormonal function. A new study looks at how phthalates affect sex differentiation in fetuses during early pregnancy.

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Climate Change Not So Sweet For Maple Syrup

Federal climate models have predicted the region will lose most of its maple trees by next century. But many maple producers and researchers aren't worried; they say times are sweet for maple syruping.

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