The Allegheny Front for the week of

September 18-24, 2015

Pittsburgh Writer Shares Pawpaw Passion

In 2010, writer Andy Moore went to a festival celebrating an obscure, native fruit called the pawpaw. Now he's become the forgotten fruit's biggest ambassador.

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Writer Hopeful Amidst Heated Conversation on Climate

For writer Seamus McGraw, the American character and common sense are key to solving the threats climate change poses to all of us.

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A Rosh Hashanah by the River

Down on the urban banks of the Monongahela, a Jewish congregation from Pittsburgh is looking to the river to renew their spirits for Rosh Hashanah. 

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Industry Deals With Dangers Of Fracking Sand

The disease silicosis dates back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, but it continues to kill workers today. Oil and gas is the latest industry to face its threat.

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What Should be Done about Old Railroad Tank Cars?

The oil industry and railroads are scrambling to figure out what to do with thousands of useless, old tank cars. And some people are not going to like the solution.

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Bird Files: That's a Fine Kettle of Broad-Winged Hawks

In September, broad-winged hawks pass through Pennsylvania on their migration to winter homes in Central and South America. But they do it in style.

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