Environment


 Members of the United Mineworkers of America wave signs and chant in support of loosening environmental regulations on coal and carbon emissions. They clashed briefly with supporters of the regulations Thursday on Liberty Avenue, Downtown.

EPA hearings on controversial carbon emissions regulations continue in Pittsburgh

More than 135 individuals spoke at Thursday’s hearing with a similar number of people scheduled to speak during today’s session Downtown.

about 20 hours ago


 Exhaust from power plants.

EPA regulation hearings draw interest groups to Pittsburgh

Industry decries the controversial proposed regulations, which would limit greenhouse gas emissions from coal-burning power plants.

2 days ago


Poll: Minorities support regulating pollution

Poll shows minority voters very aware of climate change issues and supportive of political candidates who make the issue a priority.

3 days ago


The politics of the climate change debate

David Titley, a former Navy officer now at Penn State, finds a parallel between the rise of World War I and action on climate change today.

5 days ago


EPA defends attempts to reduce pollutants

Agency chief Gina McCarthy says the proposed rule will create jobs in the clean energy sector, reduce energy costs and increase profits.

1 week ago


 Caren Glotfelty

Allegheny County Parks Foundation board selects chief

Caren Glotfelty, 67, is the new executive director of the foundation, which raises money for special projects at Allegheny County‘‍s parks.

1 week ago


Report criticizes state's longwall mining regulations

The state Department of Environmental protection‘‍s application process for long-wall mining is deficient, a new report says.

1 week ago


Study says beef a heavy polluter

Raising beef for the dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.

1 week ago


 Adult emerald ash borer.

Emerald ash borer: Small pest, big potential problems

Part of the problem is that some people don't know their trees are dying.

1 week ago


DEP reports 'light' oil spill on Monongahela River

Investigators found a light, petroleum-like sheen on the Monongahela River this morning.

1 week ago


Mountaintop removal for coal is harming fish life, feds study says

The rivers and streams in West Virginia‘‍s Appalachians have shown a decline in aquatic abundance.

2 weeks ago


Scientist tests water before fracking soars

The project is one of the few sustained efforts to evaluate drinking water quality before, during and after gas drilling.

2 weeks ago


Volatile racing car fuel could soon power ships

As well as being considered a green fuel, methanol is potentially cheaper and more plentiful than diesel or LNG.

3 weeks ago


Is urban sprawl in Texas swatting out bumblebees?

Bumblebees pollinate foods that honeybees cannot -- like tomatoes, chili peppers, squash, melons and blueberries.

3 weeks ago


Movement targets fossil fuel divestiture

A small but growing number of liberal religious groups and other organizations are voting to shed their investments in the fossil fuel

3 weeks ago


Families' well water disrupted near Ligonier

Three families who live along Route 711 south of Ligonier say their water has been contaminated by Marcellus Shale wastewater leaks.

3 weeks ago


 Chikungunya, a nonfatal mosquito-borne virus that causes fever and joint pain, has crept onto American soil in unusually high numbers this summer.

State issues health alert on emerging mosquito virus

Chikungunya, a non-fatal virus that causes fever and joint pain, has crept onto American soil in unusually high numbers this summer.

4 weeks ago



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