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Robotic vertical farm Fifth Season is in full swing in Braddock, now selling greens locally  

In the shadow of the massive Edgar Thomson Works steel mill that looms over Braddock, lies a farm.

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Energy

Fracking at Edgar Thomson steel mill among concerns discussed at environmental forum in Forest Hills

Braddock resident Je'Amour Matthew punctuated Tuesday's environmental forum hosted by state Rep. Summer Lee with a passionate speech that resonated with the roughly 50 people who attended.

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Originals

Residents shout down oil and gas execs over fracking at US Steel mill

Tensions ran hot Wednesday night during a community meeting about proposed fracking at the site of U.S. Steel's Edgar Thomson Steel mill in Braddock, 10 miles east of downtown Pittsburgh.

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Toxics

As midterms approach, Summer Lee and other environmental activists step up

“If we want clean air and clean water," Summer Lee says, "we have to get political.”
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Pittsburgh

State Rep.-elect Summer Lee rallies with environmentalists for cleaner air

At a rally in the Allegheny County Courthouse, Lee says “clean air is a basic human right."

Justice

The cumulative toxic assault on Braddock, Pennsylvania

The old steel town of Braddock, Pennsylvania, is emblematic of what it means to suffer environmental injustice in the U.S. And nobody invested in the town’s future can afford to ignore it.
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Disinfection dangers: How to avoid viruses without exposing yourself to toxics

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Algoma Steel workers allege company had ‘full knowledge’ of exposure to lethal, cancer-causing chemicals

Employees and the union allege minimal enforcement by Ontario's Ministry of Labour is to blame for lax oversight at a plant already linked to cross-border air pollution in the region.

Solar power on the rise at US schools

Report finds an 81% increase in K-12 schools using solar power over the last 5 years.

Microplastics in farm soils: A growing concern

Researchers say that more microplastics pollution is getting into farm soil than oceans—and these tiny bits are showing up in our fruits, veggies, and bodies.

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