The Allegheny Front for the week of

September 25-October 1, 2015

Your Environment Update for October 1, 2015

This week we talk about EPA's new rule to curb methane pollution and GASP's citizen science project to measure air pollution in Pittsburgh.

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Tick Check: Why Lyme Disease is on the Rise in Pennsylvania

Cases of Lyme disease have tripled in southwestern Pennsylvania in the last few years. The reasons why are complex—and still a bit of a mystery.

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Could a Mushroom Save the Honeybee?

Scientists in Washington state think a rare fungi found in old-growth forests may help fight the viruses that are killing honeybees.

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Using Phenology to Track Climate Change

It's called the "oldest science." But watching the patterns of nature—and how they change over time—can give us fresh insight into how quickly the climate is changing.

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Ball "Hawking" on the Allegheny River

Rather than scratch and claw for baseballs with the other ball "hawks" inside PNC park, Pete Schell has staked out his own version of the hawks' life on the banks of the Allegheny River.

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Pope Francis and Coal Country Catholics

The Pope's aggressive stance on climate change is causing waves in coal country, where some are struggling to reconcile a way of life with their Catholic faith.

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