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Pennsylvania coal plants face big changes under planned EPA pollution-control rules

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Outside, demonstrators wore breathing masks. Inside, a two-time cancer survivor, age 30, pleaded for the federal Environmental Protection Agency to approve a plan that would reduce air pollution from coal-fired power plants in the eastern United States.

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on Aug 30, 2010 at 05:20 AM

Do gas wells pose health risk?

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Mushrooming Marcellus Shale gas well development in Pennsylvania is releasing hazardous chemicals into the air and water, but more study is needed to assess the human health risks they pose, according to Conrad Dan Volz, director of the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Healthy Environments and Communities.

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on Aug 30, 2010 at 04:20 AM

Bedbug comeback brings pests into central Pennsylvania homes and nightmares

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Bedbugs were once a distantly remembered nuisance, the stuff of children's rhymes and Depression-era tales of woe. But increasingly, the tiny pests have become nightmarish bedfellows for homeowners, apartment dwellers and travelers across the country.

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on Aug 27, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Report criticizes state's monitoring of coal ash

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A coalition of environmental groups listed FirstEnergy's Little Blue in Beaver County and Allegheny Energy's Hatfield's Ferry in Greene County among 39 coal ash disposal sites that "are not being monitored properly by state governments."

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on Aug 27, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Pennsylvania egg producers report sales, prices are up

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The massive nationwide egg recall due to fears of salmonella poisoning is ironically good economic news for Pennsylvania's egg producers.

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on Aug 26, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Lease may be the most state will do for Bucks wildflower preserve

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At the state-owned Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve in Bucks County, the deed is not done. Indeed, it now appears that the deed to the 137-acre preserve - part of Washington Crossing Historic Park - may never change hands.

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on Aug 25, 2010 at 04:20 AM

Lessons for the oil and gas industry from hospitals--disclosing errors

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I recently visited southwestern Pennsylvania to meet families living with natural gas drilling and learn about their experiences. I saw brown drinking water at one home and met a farmer who reports that 70 of his cows died after drinking...

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on Aug 24, 2010 at 07:50 PM

Pennsylvania parks seen as vulnerable to Marcellus developers

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Ohiopyle State Park attracts thousands of visitors every year, thanks to 14 miles of scenic river canyon and 27 miles of bicycle trails through hemlock and hardwood forest in Fayette County.

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on Aug 20, 2010 at 05:20 AM

PA Sen. Casey lauds gas industry's jobs promise but says drilling must be tightly regulated

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SCRANTON, Pa. — U.S. Sen. Bob Casey said Thursday that Pennsylvania's emerging natural gas industry has the potential to create jobs and wealth, but also carries environmental risks that must be addressed.

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on Aug 20, 2010 at 05:20 AM

Philadelphia shows the nation how to cleanup waterways, improve quality of life with green infrastructure

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A large part of my work here at NRDC lately is focused on boosting investments in smarter water practices to curb water pollution and improve the health of our nation’s waterways.  One of the most exciting parts of my job has...

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on Aug 19, 2010 at 04:50 PM