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Amid Pa.’s drought watch, farmers in Allegheny County say they’re OK — for now

Thousands of Taylor Swift fans descending to the North Shore on Friday might have gotten a bit wet, as quick bursts of rain fell multiple times before clouds eventually gave way. But that rain has not been enough to bring Pittsburgh or Allegheny County out of its recent dry spell.

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U.S. Steel closing 3 coke batteries at its Clairton plant. Move is expected to lower emissions

U.S. Steel will begin closing three of its 10 remaining coke batteries at its Clairton plant later this month. It is expected to cut emissions by 15 to 20 percent.
Plan to reduce flooding in Greenfield has gotten a lot less green

Plan to reduce flooding in Greenfield has gotten a lot less green

The PWSA'S new plan to curb Greenfield flooding foregoes green infrastructure in favor of installing stormwater lines.
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Credit: Ted Auch, FracTracker Alliance, 2016

Pa.-backed ‘blue hydrogen’ hub pitch passes first hurdle in race for $7 billion in federal funds

The Pennsylvania-blessed effort to develop a “blue hydrogen” hub in the region, which would use natural gas to make the new fuel, has secured encouragement from the U.S. Department of Energy, which is overseeing a fierce competition for $7 billion in hydrogen hub funding.

Pittsburgh, prone to landslides, will soon face a flood of climate impacts

Pittsburgh, prone to landslides, will soon face a flood of climate impacts

Why does Pittsburgh have so many landslides? With climate change looming, the region is likely to experience concentrated rain.
Pitt offering $300K grant to group that comes up with best carbon neutrality plan
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Pitt offering $300K grant to group that comes up with best carbon neutrality plan

Students, faculty, staff and outside organizations are encouraged to develop “an integrated, impactful, durable and feasible solution to advance carbon neutrality with lasting benefits” to the Pitt community.

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Flaring at a compressor station in Ohio. (Credit: Ted Auch, FracTracker Alliance, 2018)

US Gas leak at Equitrans well in Pennsylvania adds climate pressure

The 13-day release from an Equitrans storage well effectively erased the emissions gains from about half the EVs sold in the US last year.

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