Environment


World Malaria Day

United Methodists, led by Bishop Thomas Bickerton of Western Pennsylvania, continue to raise millions to combat malaria worldwide.

1 day ago


Findlay gets federal waste water grant for upgrades

The grant also aims to help the township’s industrial parks attract and retain businesses and investments in the community.

2 days ago


DEP awards grants for environmental, education programs

About 110 schools, universities, conservation districts and nonprofit organizations received the grants.

3 days ago


Wolf finds more opposition to plan to replace drilling fee

The governor wants to replace the 3-year-old fee with an annual payment of $225 million.

3 days ago


South Side's CCI Center to be renamed for Whitehall native instrumental in development

Ann Jones Gerace was an elementary school teacher before quitting to raise four children and re-entering the workforce at CCI in 1987.

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 Marijke Hecht, project manager and director of education for the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, works at the drill site at the Frick Park Environmental Center in Squirrel Hill.

Drilling in Frick Park mines heating source for new center

The new Frick Park Environmental Center is taking shape in Squirrel Hill as Pittsburgh’s newest green building.

6 days ago


 DEP regulators took this photo of a puddle of fuel on fire near an oil or gas well head during an inspection of the well site.

At well sites across Pa., pictures help tell the story

Industry says photos don’t represent standard practices but rather show moments where regulators appropriately enforced existing rules.

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 In this photo from 2010, an oil-drenched bird struggles to climb onto a boom out of the waters of Barataria Bay, La., which are filled with oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Gulf health 5 years after BP spill: Resilient yet scarred

There’s more than surface shimmering blue and emerald to the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon spill. And it’s not as pretty a picture.

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 Jeff Kozar of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry, helps volunteers plant a tree seedlings in April 2012 at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Stonycreek, Somerset County. Three years later, hundreds of volunteers are planting more seedlings today and Saturday at the site.

Hundreds planting 22,000 seedlings at Flight 93 memorial to reforest strip mine

About 22,000 seedlings will be planted today and Saturday at the site in Stonycreek Township.

1 week ago


Proposed EPA rule to slow climate change challenged

Federal judicial panel appeared skeptical of the initial challenge to the Obama administration’s effort to forestall climate change.

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Permit limiting hazardous emissions at McConway & Torley Foundry could reduce production, employees

The last steelmaking plant in Pittsburgh may be forced to significantly reduce production and lay off some of its more than 400 employees.

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Montour Woods tree planting to fight knotweed

The event is part of an effort to curtail an infestation of Japanese knotweed, an invasive non-native plant, in the area around Meeks Run.

2 weeks ago


 Throughout North America, more than 5.7 million bats have died due to white-nose syndrome since 2006.

Mysterious fungal disease threatens major Pennsylvania bat species

White-nose syndrome has decimated the northern long-eared bat, which was listed as “threatened” by a federal agency last week.

2 weeks ago


 Dorothy, the 16-year-old peregrine falcon at the University of Pittsburgh, laid her first egg this year at 6:42 a.m. on April 2.

Peregrine falcon Dorothy continues to surprise, lays second egg

The mother of 42, who resides on Pitt’s Cathedral of Learning, could bring more falcon chicks into the world this spring, but risk is high.

2 weeks ago


 California Gov. Jerry Brown accompanies Frank Gehrke, chief of snow surveys for the state’s Department of Water Resources, as he conducts a manual snow survey Wednesday in Phillips, Calif. The recorded level is zero, the lowest in the state’s history.

California imposes water restrictions to deal with drought

Gov. Jerry Brown said the state’s four-year drought had reached near-crisis proportions after a winter that brought record-low snowfalls.

3 weeks ago


Obama’s climate change strategy, part of global deal in Paris, is revealed

President Barack Obama on Tuesday offered a plan to cut greenhouse gases in the nation by about one-third in the next 10 years.

3 weeks ago


 Now, the cost to buy and install a typical water heater is about $900.

New federal rules for water heaters will mean higher price tag

Water heaters bought after the standards go into effect April 16 will be slightly larger than current models.

3 weeks ago


 Reinforced utility poles line Pahoa Valley road in Pahoa, on the big island of Hawaii. Residents of Pahoa have learned to adapt as a slow-moving lava flow menaces their community.

As volcano erupts around them, Hawaiians pledge to ‘go with the flow’

Lava continues to affect the daily lives of Hawaii residents.

4 weeks ago



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