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January 1-7, 2016

Your Environment Update for January 6, 2016

Some are calling a methane leak in Southern California the worst environmental disaster since the BP oil spill. And it's likely to go on for months.

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Landscaping with Goats. Yeah, it's a Thing.

Okay. So, yeah—goats are hot right now. But there's a better reason to hire them for your next landscaping gig than being the envy of the neighborhood.

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The Pope Sounds Off on Climate Change

Earlier this year, the Pope threw himself into the climate change debate. And many are calling his latest writings nothing short of revolutionary.

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Next-Generation Bike Lanes Make a Splash in Pittsburgh

New on-road bike lanes that physically separate bicyclists from cars are drawing cheers from riders and jeers from some business owners.

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In Coal Country, What's Next for Miners?

Layoffs and mine closings are becoming more and more common in parts of West Virginia and Kentucky, where the coal industry is having a hard time competing in a new energy future.

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Appalachian Writer on the Double-edged Sword of Coal

Writer Silas House grew up in the hills of Eastern Kentucky. Now he's using that experience to describe life in coal country through rich, complex characters steeped in history and tradition.

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