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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…


U.S. Steel hit with $859K in fines by Allegheny County Health Department

U.S. Steel on Thursday was hit with more than $800,000 worth of fines by the Allegheny County Health Department for alleged pollution and permit violations at the Clairton Coke Works last year. …


Report: Drilling spills ruined wells and polluted streams in Westmoreland, across Pennsylvania

It has been more than four years since Edward and Alice Mioduski of Loyalhanna Township have been able to drink water from their well near Loyalhanna Lake.


Lake Powell Pipeline hits ‘an important milestone’ with roll out of environmental study

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation released a draft environmental impact statement for the Lake Powell Pipeline project Monday and encourages the public to submit comments on…


Shale Insight conference in Pittsburgh focuses on natural gas market, not just Trump’s visit

The realities of natural gas drilling in a low-price market will be among the themes at this week’s Shale Insight 2019, the annual conference in downtown Pittsburgh where President Trump is scheduled to appear Wednesday….


The Gulf of Maine is warming, and its whales are disappearing

By Lulu Garcia-Navarro, Peter Breslow and Avery Ellfeldt Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Getty Images

Waters off the coast of Maine are warming faster than 99 percent of the world's oceans. That's forcing whales northward in pursuit of prey, threatening some of their already dwindling populations….


Communities surrounding Boston’s Logan Airport exposed to harmful air pollution, research finds

WGBH News is among the fastest growing local news providers in greater Boston and draws on the talent of a multi-platform newsroom that includes 89.7 WGBH, Boston’s Local NPR, television and digital reporting. …


30,000 lives could be saved with cleaner air, CMU professor says

Pittsburgh’s air quality has improved dramatically over the past 20 years, but a Carnegie Mellon University researcher says that’s no reason for area residents to be satisfied. Allen Robinson, director of CMU’s Center for Air Quality, Climate and Energy Solutions, was the lead author of two recent studies that showed…