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Pitt Researchers Partner With ACCD to Study Legacy Impacts in Pittsburgh's Soils

Pitt Researchers Partner With ACCD to Study Legacy Impacts in Pittsburgh's Soils

Researchers at University of Pittsburgh and the Allegheny County Conservation District have linked contamination in Pittsburgh's urban soils to historical emissions and atmospheric inversions.

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Thinking About Backyard Chickens? What PA Law Requires

Thinking About Backyard Chickens? What PA Law Requires

Whether you're new to backyard chickens or an experienced owner, how you keep chickens and what you do with their manure affects local water quality. Manure management plays a critical role in protecting streams.

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How Green Infrastructure is Making a Difference

How Green Infrastructure is Making a Difference

Aging infrastructure and climate change have made stormwater an ongoing issue. However, green infrastructure projects implemented around Allegheny County give the area an opportunity to manage stormwater in a sustainable way.

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Safe Roads and Healthy Streams: Toms Run

Like many roads in Allegheny County, Toms Run Road in Kilbuck Township is wedged between a stream and a slope, which means water from the hillside floods the road causing ruts, cracks and deformities.

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Do Fish a Favor: Stop Salting Your Sidewalks

While rock salt reduces winter road accidents, it also has serious, negative effects on aquatic ecosystems. At high concentrations, salt can be fatal to some aquatic animals.

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How Fish are Making a Comeback in Montour Run

Montour Run has long been identified as having impaired water quality. Organizations have been working to improve this watershed for over 20 years. Read the latest on conditions in the watershed.

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Leaves Aren't Litter

The practice of collecting fallen leaves and putting them in garbage bags is a waste of resources - both on behalf of homeowners and the environment. Using leaves as a resource rather than spending energy to haul them away will benefit your wallet, your yard and the environment.

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