The Allegheny Front for the week of

July 10-16, 2015

Your Environment Update for July 16, 2015

The story of environmentalist and Pittsburgh native Rachel Carson is already legendary. But now it's getting a new treatment: an opera.

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Q&A with PennFuture's New President

One of Pennsylvania's largest environmental groups just hired a veteran of the movement as its new president. And he's got just as much fire as ever.

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Mending the Gender Gap in the Oil and Gas Industry

Despite the boom in oil and gas jobs, women often remain on the outside looking in.

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Flood Levels are Becoming the New Normal

You might be noticing high waters along the rivers. But they aren’t necessarily unusual, and they may be a sign of what's to come.

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Pittsburgh Streamlines Rules for Backyard Farms

A new ordinance in Pittsburgh has made it easier than ever to bring a piece of the farm into the city.

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What's at the Bottom of Pittsburgh's Three Rivers

Police diver Greg Tersine has a unique view on Pittsburgh's Three Rivers. He has to navigate the maze of shopping carts, cars and stolen ATM machines that line the bottom of the rivers.

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Does Our Flock Have the Flu?

Bird flu has hit the Midwest hard. So when Hobby farmer Ken Chiacchia noticed something weird was happening to his turkeys, his farm went into crisis mode.

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After Algae Boom, Farmers Look to Clean Up Lake Erie

It could be another rough year for Lake Erie algae blooms. But a new partnership, armed with a USDA grant, is looking to get ahead of the problem.

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