The Allegheny Front for the week of

June 12-18, 2015

Your Environment Update for June 18, 2015

In this week’s Environment Update, we take a look at an avian flu epidemic on Pennsylvania’s doorstep, and hear how the Pope is throwing himself into the climate debate.

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In Denmark, They're Making Electricity Demand Meet Supply

When demand for electricity spikes, utilities have to ramp up their coal and gas plants. But in Denmark, they're trying to make demand meet supply.

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Smart Meters are First Step to a Smarter Energy Grid

Everything's getting smarter these days, from our homes to the electric grid. And all of it promises to save us a lot of energy.

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Backbone Farm Keeps Traditional Ways Alive

Max Dubansky learned how to farm from the old timers of Appalachia. Now, he's passing on their wisdom to the next generation.

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Inside the EPA's Big Study on Fracking

This month, the EPA released a much-anticipated study on fracking and water pollution. But environmentalists and industry are taking away very different things from the findings.

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Drillers Could Make Use of Coal Mine Runoff Water

A Pennsylvania lawmaker wants the gas industry to frack with dirty water from abandoned coal mines instead of freshwater pulled from rivers and streams.

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Bird Files: Peregrines, Nature's Fighter Jets

Fifty years ago, the world's fastest bird was extinct in eastern North America. Now, the Peregrine Falcon has made its comeback in, of all places, cities.

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