The Allegheny Front for the week of

July 17-23, 2015

Your Environment Update for July 23, 2015

The state's largest venemous snake is making a comeback in Pennsylvania.

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Getting Green Electricity is Easier Than You Think

You can actually get renewable electricity for your home without ever installing a single solar panel. All it takes is a few mouse clicks.

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Parents Protest Fracking Near Schools

A plan to drill near a Butler county school has drawn protests from parents. 

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"Eco Opera" about Rachel Carson Premieres in Pittsburgh

The story of environmentalist and Pittsburgh native Rachel Carson is already legendary. Now, the Opera Theater of Pittsburgh is putting it to music.

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Project Would Bring 400,000 Tons of Drilling Waste to Pa.’s ‘Grand Canyon’

A new plan could bring 400,000 tons of natural gas drilling waste to an area near Pine Creek Gorge in Tioga County.

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Lake Erie Algae Blooms Could Be Second-Worst on Record

A forecast by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting near-record algae blooms on Lake Erie this summer.

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Bird Files: The Veery—Two Songs, One Bird

This little bird's ability to sing two notes at the same time means the veery can sing lead and backup all by itself.

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As Bicycle Commuting Rises, So Does Danger from Trucks

Safety advocates say a simple truck retrofit could start saving bicyclists’ lives immediately, but there’s no state or federal push to make the reform.

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