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Some Pittsburgh elected officials caution against ‘blue hydrogen’ hub pitch

While the gas is quickly gaining cache as the future of American energy, there are disagreements about what Pittsburgh’s role should be concerning hydrogen. …


Squirrel Hill woman briefly hospitalized with county’s 1st human case of West Nile this year

A Squirrel Hill woman was hospitalized recently after contracting West Nile Virus, the first human case in Allegheny County this year, according to the county health department. …


Near drought conditions cause watering woes and halt some plantings

Backyard gardeners and nursery workers are watering like crazy, an area nursery halted tree installations and crop experts are on alert — all because of this summer’s unusually hot, dry weather. …


OSU researches ways to modernize hydroelectric power and energy storage

How we get our electricity is becoming increasingly important. Researchers at Oregon State University are looking at how to make systems more efficient and flexible. …


A look at state efforts to combat climate change in 2022, so far

Dismal headlines about the state of the planet may permeate news feeds, but actions taken by states thus far in 2022 illustrate widespread efforts to tackle climate change head one, albeit on smaller geographical scales….


Climate change is a component of disasters — but that’s not the whole story

In recent years, harmful events like heat waves in California have been called “climate disasters,” but the underlying causes are more complex. …


Lawmaker calls on state to again reject application to draw water from Big Sewickley Creek for fracking

A lawmaker is once again asking Pennsylvania’s top environmental official to turn down a plan by PennEnergy Resources to draw millions of gallons of water a day from Big Sewickley Creek and one of its…


Springdale power plant shuts down, demolition work to begin

Cheswick Generating Station in Springdale is shutting down today after more than 50 years of operation. It was the the last coal-fired electric power plant in Allegheny County. …


Why I’m Obsessed With My Local Buy Nothing Group — and You Should Be, Too

The Buy Nothing Project started in Washington in 2013 by friends Liesl Clark and Rebecca Rockefeller as a way to reduce plastics in the environment. Since then, it has exploded internationally with over 7,000 Buy…