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Kids with asthma who live near heavy air pollution face greater risk from coronavirus

"There's a lot of concern about combined effects of air pollution and respiratory viruses."

PITTSBURGH—Kids who have asthma and live near industrial polluters may face higher risk from novel coronavirus and its resulting disease COVID-19 in the coming months.

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Financial fallout from coronavirus could devastate the fracking and plastics industries

PITTSBURGH—As the U.S. braces for the social and financial impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic, some financial analysts predict that two markets will be among those hit hardest: Fracking and plastics manufacturing.

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Pittsburgh's air was unsafe to breathe for 3 months in 2018

PITTSBURGH—The air in Pittsburgh was unsafe to breathe for three months in 2018, according to a new report from the PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center.

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Climate change, inversions, and the rise of “super pollution” air events

PITTSBURGH—Residents of the Mon Valley, a cluster of townships along the Monongahela River 20 miles south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, endured some of the stinkiest and most polluted air in the nation this Christmas.

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Clairton resident Melanie Meade speak at in June at an event calling for clean air at the base of the US Steel building in downtown Pittsburgh. (Credit: Mark Dixon/flickr)

Clairton residents on the proposed U.S. Steel class action settlement: “It’s not enough.”

PITTSBURGH — The attorneys who brought a class action lawsuit against U.S. Steel on behalf of residents of Clairton, Pennsylvania, recently announced a proposed settlement—but some residents and community advocates don't feel justice is being served.

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7 things residents of Clairton, McKeesport, and Elizabeth need to know about the proposed settlement with U.S. Steel

Update: Two free legal clinics will be held in Clairton to provide critical information and 1-on-1 time with an attorney for residents who may be included in the proposed settlement.

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Pittsburgh residents petition officials—again—to take action on rotten-smelling air

PITTSBURGH—Do you smell that?

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Union workers and tribal leaders protest Trump’s support of fracking in Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH—On Wednesday afternoon, President Donald Trump spoke in support of fracking at the Shale Insight Convention here, where he praised the industry for creating jobs and giving America "energy independence."

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