Feb. 27-March 5, 201502/26/15
On this week's The Allegheny Front, Pennsylvania's severance tax debate, mushing with sled dogs and Bird Files with Northern Cardinals.
February 20-26, 2015
This week on The Allegheny Front,West Virginia recovers from a train derailment, renewable energy gets a boost from batteries and the pleasure and pain of learning to ice skate.
February 13-19, 2015
On this week's The Allegheny Front, fracking near schools, climate curriculum in West Virginia and more Snowy Owls for the Great Lakes.
February 6-12, 2015
On this week's The Allegheny Front, opposition to the Nexus gas pipeline, police surveillance of fracking activists and raising pigs.
Jan. 30-February 5, 2015
On this week's The Allegheny Front, pipelines are the gas industry's next frontier, the Elk River chemical spill one year later and Red-breasted Mergansers whistle through winter skies.
January 23-29, 2015
On this week's The Allegheny Front, a new film explores Rachel Carson's life and work, Obama gets tough on methane and endangered owls fly in to the Pittsburgh International Airport.
January 16-22, 2015
On this week's The Allegheny Front, Jennifer Szweda Jordan says goodbye as host, and relives some of her favorite stories from the past 13 years.
January 9-15, 2015
On this week's The Allegheny Front we celebrate winter outdoors with a collection of stories and essays about ice fishing, snowshoeing and skiing.
January 2-8, 2015
This week, The Allegheny Front presents a special program examining water issues and fracking. We look at potential for groundwater contamination, radiation in waste from fracking sites, what happens when fracking wastewater spills and new...
Dec. 26, 2014-Jan. 1, 2015
On this week's The Allegheny Front, a special presentation of a speech by author and green jobs advocate Van Jones from Pittsburgh last fall.
December 19-25, 2014
This week, The Allegheny Front presents a special series with our news partner StateImpact Pennsylvania. The series follows the Pennsylvania Turnpike to explore the state's energy economy. It starts with a coal mine in western PA, and visits a wind...
NRDC: EPA Can Cut Methane Leaks in Half
Public enemy number one in climate-warming greenhouse gases is usually thought to be carbon dioxide. Another significant climate-changing gas is methane, the kind that comes from shale drilling. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) says the...
Coal vs. Natural Gas Energy During the Polar Vortex
The coal industry and conservative politicians say new carbon rules will kill King Coal, and they warn that without it, extreme weather events, like last year’s polar vortex, could leave people in the cold and dark. How well does the polar vortex...
Severance Tax in PA's Environmental Future
As Pennsylvania's Capitol readies for Christmas, state government officials await a bearded man other than Santa. Governor-elect Tom Wolf takes office next month with a proposal to tax gas drillers.
PennFuture President One Year In, Looks Ahead
A year into Cindy Dunn's term as PennFuture president, she talks about environmental priorities in Pennsylvania and how her mountaintop childhood influenced her career.
AF Scorecard: 50,000
The Allegheny Front's Scorecard is a new segment—keeping track of what's happening in our environment with a weekly number. This week our number comes from the shale industry, and Harrisburg.
Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Respect
In this second installment of Luke DeGroote's three-part essay about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, he finds companionship in another hiker, words, nature—and himself.
Bird Files: Smart, Social Crows Come to Roost
During November and December, people in many U.S. cities notice large flocks of crows congregating in raucous urban roosts. They have their own way of communicating, roosting, and visiting around the holidays.
Trail Magic: Hiking the Pacific Crest
The book "Wild" tells the story of Cheryl Strayed's journey on the Pacific Crest Trail. The author made the trek after struggling with her mother's death, and her own addictions. Around the time the book came out, Luke DeGroote also turned to hiking...
Grandma Gatewood's Epic Appalachian Trail Hike
One day, a 67-year-old great-grandmother told her family she was going for a walk. But Emma Gatewood meant she was leaving for a 2,000-plus mile Appalachian Trail hike. The new book, "Grandma Gatewood’s Walk," recounts her story.
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