The Allegheny Front for the week of

May 15-21, 2015

Pennsylvania's Poor More Likely to Live Near Fracking Wells

Fracking wells in Pennsylvania are disproportionately located in poor, rural communities. That’s according to a new study by Clark University in Massachusetts.

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As Gas Boom Cuts Into Forests, Scientists Study How To Put It Back Together

Marcellus Shale has been working in Pennsylvania’s state forests for seven years. Now, foresters and Penn State scientists are trying to help gas companies figure out the best ways to clean up after themselves.

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More Cases of Chronic Wasting Disease in Pa.

Six new cases of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) have been found in deer in Pennsylvania. That brings the total of infected free-ranging deer to 11 in the state.

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Are Lead-Poisoned Vultures the New Canaries in the Coal Mine?

A new study from West Virginia University finds that more vultures have been poisoned by lead from ammunition and coal-fired power plant emissions than expected.

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Dorothy the Peregrine Falcon Becomes a Mother Again

Many birders rejoiced on Mother's Day when Dorothy the Peregrine Falcon hatched her 43rd egg. They watched it on the webcam feed from her nest box at the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning. 

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Even Meat Has a Season

To everything, there is a season. Farmers know that goes for every kind of food, not just local fruits and vegetables. 

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