Environment


Officials touting methane cleanup urge quick action

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

3 days ago


Waynesburg officials investigate dumping of fracking wastewater

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

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

2 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


California becomes 1st state to ban plastic bags

California enacts 1st U.S. statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at supermarkets, groceries, convenience stores and pharmacies.

3 weeks ago


 FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2010 file photo, a student uses an Apple MacBook laptop in his class in Palo Alto, Calif. New warnings are emerging of a security flaw known as the "Bash" bug, which cyber experts say may pose a serious threat to computers and other devices using Unix-based operating systems such as Linux and Mac OS X. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Q&A: Experts warn of Bash Bug, what are the risks?

Bash Bug, also known as Shellshock, may pose serious threat to computers and devices such as home Internet routers.

4 weeks ago



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