The Allegheny Front, Environmental Radio

The Allegheny Front for the week of

August 28-September 3, 2015

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How Small Towns Are Reclaiming Their Riverfronts

Cities like Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Cleveland have won a lot of praise for reviving their waterfronts with bike trails and parks. Now, smaller towns are following suit.

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Our Three Rivers: Through the Back Channel

On a hidden spot on the Allegheny River, a league of dragon boaters is learning respect for nature—and each other.

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Balancing Flood Protection and Fun in Pa.'s River Towns

There are many cities in Pennsylvania that are rediscovering their waterfronts. And redevelopment projects have to have an eye on both fun and flooding.

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Lots of Red Tape for Building Waterfront Projects in Pa.

One thing is clear: When a waterfront is involved in a development, it means more regulators, complexity, money and time. Even for low-impact projects.

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The Cuyahoga River's Big Comeback

The 1969 fire on the Cuyahoga River made Cleveland the "Mistake on the Lake." But it also helped pass the Clean Water Act—and spur an effort to bring the river back to life.

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