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Allegheny County’s last remaining coal-fired plant bought with plans for sustainable redevelopment
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Allegheny County’s last remaining coal-fired plant bought with plans for sustainable redevelopment

There's a new owner and a remediation plan for the last remaining coal-fired power plant in Allegheny County.

WATCH: EHN reporter Kristina Marusic discusses the alarming link between air pollution and mental illness

Environmental Health News reporter Kristina Marusic recently spoke about the links between pollution and mental health during a webinar for the Pittsburgh-based Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP).

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LISTEN: Lead pollution and mental health

EHN reporter Kristina Marusic discussed her recent reporting on the surprising mental health impacts of contaminated drinking water on the public radio program Living on Earth.
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Cabot couple say energy company trespassed on their property to construct natural gas pipeline
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Cabot couple say energy company trespassed on their property to construct natural gas pipeline

PITTSBURGH – A Western Pennsylvania couple allege that an energy company illegally encroached on their property to construct a natural gas pipeline, committing negligence, trespass and other offenses.
Astronomer Diane Turnshek leads the fight for Dark Skies in Pittsburgh and beyond
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Astronomer Diane Turnshek leads the fight for Dark Skies in Pittsburgh and beyond

The effort to cut back on light pollution won't just make astronomers happy, it saves energy, improves the environment and makes us feel better.
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Investigation finds evidence of PFAS in workout and yoga pants

One in four pairs of popular leggings and yoga pants tested have detectable levels of fluorine, an indicator of toxic PFAS, according to a new report from Mamavation.

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Mining company drops rights to Upper Skagit watershed in key preservation step
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Mining company drops rights to Upper Skagit watershed in key preservation step

The land in B.C., at the headwaters of the Skagit River, has been embroiled in controversy over logging and a company's mining rights.

More money for Pa. towns: Marcellus Shale impact fees projected to surge as gas prices rise
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More money for Pa. towns: Marcellus Shale impact fees projected to surge as gas prices rise

Higher natural gas prices are expected to drive the fees higher, according to Pennsylvania’s Independent Fiscal Office. 
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