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This is how you really doodle during a meeting

Artist Emily Marko "live doodles" to bring the power of art to weighty discussions. We caught up with her - and her Sharpies - at a meeting on lead and children's health.

PITTSBURGH—Artist and self-described "visual problem-solver" Emily Marko is not your typical doodler.

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ER visits for asthma dropped 38% the year after one of Pittsburgh's biggest polluters shut down

There's some debate over what the findings mean. But one thing is certain—people are breathing easier.

PITTSBURGH—Dawn Winters never had trouble breathing before she moved to Pittsburgh's Bellevue neighborhood in 2014, but within a year her doctor diagnosed her with asthma and prescribed a daily medication to keep her airways open.

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Pittsburgh scores all F’s on the American Lung Association’s air quality report card

Why is the air getting worse instead of better?

Pittsburgh's air quality is not only among the worst in the nation, but has actually declined in recent years, according to a new report from the American Lung Association.

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Watch: Seneca Nation celebrates after fracking water treatment permits are revoked

"Instead of feeling tears of frustration, I'm here with tears of joy."

The Seneca Nation of Indians have declared victory after a proposed project to treat fracking wastewater at the headwaters of the Allegheny River was nixed by the local water authority. EHN previously reported on the widespread opposition to the project.

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EPA threatens Pennsylvania with sanctions for failing to reduce soot pollution in Allegheny County

State and Allegheny County Health Department are both late in updating plans to address harmful particulate matter pollution

The EPA has put the state of Pennsylvania and the Allegheny County Health Department on warning—take swift action to reduce soot pollution in the region, or face sanctions.

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Pennsylvania Superior Court rules that fracking natural gas from a neighboring property is trespassing

Landmark ruling could open the door to "hundreds of trespass lawsuits"

On Monday the Pennsylvania Superior Court issued an opinion that could have major ramifications for the hydraulic fracturing industry in the state: It states a company trespassed on a family's land by extracting natural gas from beneath their property while operating a fracking well next door.

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Seneca Nation takes on Pittsburgh startup to defend the Allegheny River

"We can't do anything without water. It's the basis of all life. It's a sacred resource." The first report from our new Pittsburgh reporting bureau.

Last month more than 100 Seneca Nation tribal members showed up at the monthly meeting of the local municipal authority in the small town of Coudersport, Pennsylvania, carrying protest signs and ceremonial drums.

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