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A Week With The Allegheny Front
Each week, the reporters, producers and editors of The Allegheny Front sort through environmental news to bring you the most up-to-date stories and in-depth reports.
This video gives you a glimpse of a week with The Allegheny Front. Hear how it all came together.
Each story that aired on The Allegheny Front for the week of March 10:
Yogurt has always been associated with good health. Now demand is growing for a new kind of yogurt--the Greek variety. Sales more than doubled last year. And just as this market shift is healthy for consumers, it's also healthy for dairy farmers--a key sector in our region's economy that is struggling to survive. The Allegheny Front's Nancy Cohen reports.
Is mighty Marcellus squeezing the milk industry? That's the finding of a new Penn State study. The Allegheny Front's Reid Frazier set out to find why dairy farms are folding amidst the gas boom.
The head of one of Pennsylvania's leading environmental organization has left her post. Jan Jarrett had been with the Harrisburg-based Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future for 13 years, since it was founded. She is being replaced by PennFuture senior attorney George Jugovic, Jr. He's the former southwest regional director for the state Department of Environmental Protection. The AF's Jennifer Szweda Jordan spoke with Jugovic.
Recent earthquakes in Ohio have caused many to blame underground injection of wastewater from natural gas drilling. This week Ohio officials agreed with these findings, and enacted new restrictions on the practice. The Allegheny Front's Reid Frazier has more.
The man who bore the brunt of criticism about persistent air pollution problems in Pittsburgh, Dr. Bruce Dixon, lost his job. Dixon headed the Allegheny County Health Department for 20 years. That department is responsible for regulating air pollution standards. PennFuture had been calling for Dixon's resignation since last year. The Allegheny Front hears from PennFuture.
When The Lorax, Dr. Seuss' environmental cautionary tale for young readers, came out in 1971, it generated immediate controversy. It's been targeted for removal from school book shelves; it even spawned a would-be corrective tale, The Truax, straight from the logging industry. Now Universal Studios brings us a movie based on the Seuss story. Commentator and young-adult fiction author Ken Chiacchia gives us his take on the new film.