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The Allegheny Front for the week of

July 24-30, 2015

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PA Investigating Drilling Link in Stream Radioactivity Case

The Department of Environmental Protection is testing a Western Pennsylvania stream for the presence of radioactive material related to Marcellus shale waste. 

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Your Environment Update for July 30, 2015

If the honeybeepocalypse happens tomorrow, is it time to panic? Not necessarily. Researchers think other species of bees could help fill the gap.

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New Coal Mining Rule Targets Water Pollution

The U.S. Department of the Interior is pushing a new rule that would help protect streams from coal-mining pollution. But does it go far enough?

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The Timber Rattlensnake's Big Comeback

Just a few years ago, scientists thought Pennsylvania's largest venomous snake would land on the endangered species list. But the timber rattlesnake is back from the brink.

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A Houseboat Escape on Pittsburgh's Three Rivers

A Pittsburgh couple gave up their lives in corporate America to run a two-boat, houseboat bed and breakfast on the Allegheny River.

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On the Trail of the Timber Rattlesnake

Jim Chestney has been chasing timber rattlesnakes for almost 40 years. It started out as something he did for fun. Now it’s his job.

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Wolf Open to Compromise on Gas Severance Tax

It was a deal breaker. But Governor Tom Wolf says he's now willing to compromise on a new drilling tax in order to help move stalled budget negotiations.

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