The Allegheny Front for the week of

June 26-July 2, 2015

Your Environment Update for July 2, 2015

In this week’s Environment Update, we check out the Supreme Court’s rebuke of the EPA’s mercury rules and what’s being done to curb algae blooms in Lake Erie.

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Get Fresh: How a Community Garden is Feeding the Hungry

In Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood, a community garden is helping to add fresh, local produce to a food pantry's shelves.

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Two men. One coal-ash dump. No answers.

A coal ash dump an hour south of Pittsburgh may be causing health problems for a rural community and a nearby prison.

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Inside the Hunt for a Great Lakes Blood Sucker

The federal government has been hunting sea lamprey for more than 50 years. But the battle to get rid of this invasive Great Lakes pest is far from won.

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Are Flame Retardants Putting Your Health at Risk?

All kinds of consumer products, especially furniture, are treated with flame retardants. But even the newer regulations on these chemicals aren't preventing health issues.

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Shell is Closer to Building Ethane Cracker Near Pittsburgh

An ethane cracker, which converts natural gas into the buildling blocks of plastic, may be coming to Pittsburgh. But some are concerned about the effects on the city's already-bad air quality.

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Fracking Health Complaints Received Little Follow-up from Health Department

An environmental group says the state is not doing all it can to investigate fracking-related health complaints in Pennsylvania.

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