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We Can Do It: Citizens Against Climate Change!!

2014 was the hottest year in human history. 2015 was dramatically hotter than 2014 and now holds the new historic record. Every month so far during 2016 has shattered temperature records, causing even climate scientists to cast about for new words to use to describe...

Notes at the Main Table

The natural beauty of spring blossoms provided a feeling of joy and awe for these wonders. We were treated to beautiful pink Magnolia blossoms, yellow, white and orange daffodils covering slopes and front yards, tulips, hyacinths, and a variety of trees displaying...

A Turning Point for Humanity

Join us! We need to save and preserve our Forests. It is expected to be approved by the full negotiating body today. In response, Allegheny Exploration released the following statement: “The Paris agreement is a turning point for humanity. For the first time in...

Not One More Valley Fill

The land in southwestern Pennsylvania is scarred with valley fills as a result of historic and current coal mining in the area. Valley fills, also called coal refuse disposal areas (CRDAs), occur as coal mining companies extract coal, process the coal and then dispose...

Climate Action Rally for Allegheny

Pope Francis’s long awaited encyclical is finally here! On Sunday, June 28, there will be a huge rally marching to St. Peter’s Square where people of many faiths and those of no faith will celebrate. Around the world bells, gongs, chimes, and shofars will herald the...

The Time is Now : Climate Change Action

We hear much about climate change nowadays. Every day there seems to be some reference to its effects. Every week, somewhere nature is telling us she is troubled. Pretty scary stuff. The task to stop or at least slow climate change seems so enormous that I wonder what...

THE CLEAN RIVERS CAMPAIGN

Getting the Biggest Bang Out of Our ALCOSAN Rate Increases In Allegheny County, when it rains - even just a little bit – so much water flows off parking garages, roads and streets that it becomes more than the Allegheny County Sanitation Authority (ALCOSAN) can handle...

We Must Protect Our Water

The tragic failure to protect communities in Flint, Michigan has people throughout the country wondering if they can trust their water supply. The fight is not over! The news, however, has spread and many communities now across the United States is joining us to fight...

Allegheny UNITED

For the second time in the Allegheny Explorers 120-plus-year history, on April 12 representatives of the Allegheny Explorers allowed themselves to be in the front line leading the community to civil obedience. A truly memorable day for all the members and especially...

Protect Our Parks

Protect Our Parks (“POP”) is a coalition of grassroots groups, established environmental organizations (including the Allegheny Exploration), and concerned individuals. It was launched in August, 2013, when Allegheny County (Pennsylvania) began soliciting proposals...

Eco-Friendly Welding Practices for 2020 and Beyond

Eco-Friendly Welding Practices for 2020 and Beyond

The industrial world needs welding. As the popularity of prefabricated houses rises, more skilled welders are required. However, welding is an energy-intensive process and not so friendly to the environment. In large factories, a lot of energy used, and some gases may...

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