Environment


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.

about 13 hours 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.

about 13 hours ago


DEP reports 'light' oil spill on Monongahela River

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

1 day 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.

2 days 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

2 weeks ago


Is urban sprawl in Texas swatting out bumblebees?

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

2 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

2 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.

2 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.

2 weeks ago


Testing the waters at Pittsburghers' favorite beaches

Water safety of popular beach vacation destinations is rated in the 2014 annual report from the Natural Resources Defense Council.

3 weeks ago


Unknown plague killing sea stars on West Coast

Called Sea Star Wasting Syndrome, the outbreak was first reported from Olympic National Park in Washington last summer.

3 weeks ago


 Kevin McGuire, a mechanical assembler of UV Technologies and Hyde Marine, cleans up a UV machine at the equipment assembly plant in Findlay.

Calgon Carbon forecasts boom after new regulation

After years of regulatory delay, Calgon Carbon‘‍s promising ballast water treatment business sees the light at the end of the tunnel.

3 weeks ago


 The fledgling eagle flies above the trees Saturday in Hays

Observers squawk as Hays eaglet takes flight

Observers try to catch a glimpse of the fledgling and wait to for the other eaglets to follow.

1 month ago


 Tim Polen, a PV-EV specialist of Adam Solar Rides, demonstrates a solar panel powered bike Saturday at the first Solar Festival in Millvale Riverfront Park.

Companies present technology at Solar Festival of Allegheny County

The Millvale event put the future of solar energy on display.

1 month ago



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