Environment


 David Drake, Associate Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, stands next to Nine Mile Run in Frick Park as he addresses a traveling workshop from the Wildlife Society's annual conference in Pittsburgh.

City life and wildlife: Pittsburgh's urban conservation on display

The 2014 national convention of the Wildlife Society gives Pittsburgh a chance to display some animal magnetism.

4 days ago


WVU study links mountaintop mining to lung cancer

A new study at West Virginia University strengthens mountaintop coal mining’s link to high cancer rates in nearby communities.

5 days ago


Officials touting methane cleanup urge quick action

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Interior Department are considering a combination of regulations and voluntary programs.

1 week ago


Waynesburg officials investigate dumping of fracking wastewater

Officials believe someone illegally dumped 4,000 gallons of fracking wastewater in a sewer manhole.

2 weeks ago


 Benjamin Bushwick and Annamarie Pihs relax at the Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church on the North Side after walking Tuesday in the Great March for Clilmate Action.

Climate change marchers pass through Pittsburgh

The climate march began on March 1 in Los Angeles en route to Washington, D.C. by Nov. 1.

2 weeks ago


Marchers headed to Pittsburgh to warn of climate change

The cross-country Climate March arrives in Pittsburgh for a rally to promote initiatives to stop climate change.

2 weeks ago


 Matt Graham, a landscape architect who has designed a precision mapping system for water runoff, checks his program Wednesday at the intersection of Chislett and Vetter streets.

The map man has a plan for stormwater solutions

A landscape architect’s mapping and data software system has become a go-to resource for storm water mitigation.

2 weeks ago


Study: Daily floods could hit East Coast cities by 2045

Cities heed warning of climate scientists as leaders invest in combating future flood waters.

2 weeks ago


 A train carrying oil derailed in February 2014 near Vandergrift.

Pa. Office of Open Records orders agency to release oil train records

PEMA and the railroads have 30 days to provide the documents or appeal the ruling to Commonwealth Court.

3 weeks ago


Great Lakes algae battle focuses on farm runoff

Regional commission seeks 40 percent cut in Lake Erie’s phosphorus flows to stem toxic algae outbreaks that threaten drinking water.

3 weeks ago



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