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What I learned writing about the environment in Pittsburgh in 2018

It's been a big year.

PITTSBURGH—My family's ties to Pittsburgh run deep.

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Living near oil and gas wells linked to increase in cardiovascular disease: Study

People who live near oil and gas operations are more likely to have early indicators of cardiovascular disease than those who don't, according to a recent study.

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This is what indigenous resistance to fracking looks like in Pennsylvania

Editor's note: This is a follow-up to yesterday's story, Fracking conference and opposing tribal rally highlight competing visions for Western Pennsylvania's future, which offers an in-depth explanation of the issues discussed below.

PITTSBURGH—Just after 10 a.m. today, a faithkeeper of the Wolf Clan of the Seneca Nation stood facing the water where the Ohio, Monongahela, and Allegheny rivers converge, and let out three sharp cries as a coal barge drifted beneath one of the city's iconic bridges.

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Fracking conference and opposing tribal rally highlight competing visions for Western Pennsylvania’s future

PITTSBURGH—As acting EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler and natural gas industry representatives descend on Pittsburgh for the annual Shale Insight Convention this week, tribal leaders are rallying against the continued expansion of fracking operations and a proposed ethane cracker that would reshape the local economy and landscape.

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Originals

25 zones along the proposed Shell Falcon Pipeline are at risk of explosions due to landslides

PITTSBURGH—Shell Pipeline Company has identified 25 locations that are prone to landslides in or near the route of its proposed Falcon Ethane Pipeline through Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. Fourteen of those locations are in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

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Fracking in Pennsylvania is too close to residents for safety: Study

PITTSBURGH – Regulations on how close fracking facilities can be to buildings and homes in Pennsylvania are too lax to adequately protect public health, according to a new study.

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Study: Pennsylvanians who live near fracking are more likely to be depressed

People who live near unconventional natural gas operations such as fracking are more likely to experience depression, according to a new study.

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