The Allegheny Front for the week of

April 4-10, 2014

Coalfields to Chestnuts: Innovative Reclamation

For over a century, coal companies strip-mined more than a million acres of land in Appalachia. They're required to restore those sites, but environmentalists and residents aren’t always happy with the results. Now something new is happening on old mining sites.

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Democratic Hopefuls Push Tax on Gas Drilling

Registered Democrats in Pennsylvania will decide their party’s candidate for Governor in about six weeks.  In recent polling, Democratic voters say they’re most concerned about education and the economy. But the four Democratic candidates are tying these issues in with energy and the environment.

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Three Mile Island: 35 Years Later

On March 28, 1979 one of the reactors at the the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Dauphin County partially melted down.  Back then, no one knew exactly what was going to happen. The incident was unprecedented.

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Community Gathers for a Seed Share

When spring finally arrives, many can't wait to plant that summer garden.  Some gardeners like starting seeds themselves, but at $2 or $3 per packet, the cost of trying different seeds adds up.  Seed sharing makes starting seeds affordable, and it's a great way to get some variety into the garden. 

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IPCC Panel Paints Dark Picture on Climate

A new report by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC) paints a dark picture on the impacts of climate change. The impacts are widespread, and they're already here. 

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