The Allegheny Front, Environmental Radio

The Allegheny Front for the week of

August 22-28, 2014

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Billionaire Steyer's Climate Campaign Targets PA's Corbett

Tom Steyer made his fortune managing the hedge fund he created. Now the billionaire climate activist is putting big bucks into a campaign to defeat Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett.

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Ohio Farmers Point to Algae Law Loophole

Ohio farmers are defending their voluntary efforts to reduce phosphorus run­off to Lake Erie. That runoff is the primary source of toxic algae blooms. But Ohio farm groups and environmentalists say a new state law that will certify fertilizer use doesn't go far—or fast—enough.

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Remembering the Passenger Pigeon, 100 Years Later

Passenger Pigeons once flew over North American skies by the billions. 2014 marks 100 years since the last passenger pigeon died. We visit the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh to learn what this extinct bird can teach us about today's species.

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Bird's-eye View: Birding by Hot Air Balloon

Really devoted birders will go to great lengths to see something new. Here's one enthusiast's story of birding from the sky, in a hot air balloon.

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W.Va. Communities Adopt Solar Co-ops

As electricity rates continue to climb, some West Virginia communities are coming together to try to offset their bills by harnessing the power of the sun. Solar power is still a pretty novel idea in the coal state.

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