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The coal smoke in Pittsburgh used to block out the sun

The coal smoke in Pittsburgh used to block out the sun

Located at the point where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers join to form the Ohio, Pittsburgh rapidly grew into a major industrial center in the 19th century. The bustling city became famous for existing under a perpetual haze of coal smoke. Mashable, 1 month ago

A bird's-eye portrait of what was once a thriving steel town

Hopper Cars and Railroads along the Monongehela River 2013. Photo by LaToya Ruby Frazier Many people have never heard of Braddock, Pennsylvania, an industrial town on the Monongahela River, just a 20-minute drive from Pittsburgh. Just over 2,000 ...
 PBS1 week ago
Public News Service

Environmental Groups Challenge Toxic Ash Permit

4,800 tons of coal ash a day would travel by barge on the Ohio and Monongahela Rivers. Credit: Dave Gingrich/Wikimedia Commons October 26, 2015 PITTSBURGH Environmentalists are challenging a permit that would allow more coal ash to be shipped to a ...
 Public News Service1 month ago FirstEnergy : Environmental group appeals permit allowing transport of coal ash up Ohio, Mon rivers  4 Traders1 month ago FIRSTENERGY : Environmental group files appeal to DEP over FirstEnergy coal ash permit  4 Traders1 month ago

WV: Turnout Low for Proposed MPO Project

Public participation in a Morgantown Monongalia Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) project to improve walkability between Westover and Granville has been low. During the Tuesday night Granville Council meeting, Mayor Patricia Lewis said ...
 Mass Transit Magazine4 days ago

Tony townhouse in restored brownfield site offers open floor plan, river views

PITTSBURGH - Mayor Tom Murphy raised more than a few eyebrows in 1994 when he announced plans to build homes on a slag heap near the banks of the Monongahela River. Summerset at Frick Park got off the ground in 1997, becoming one of the nation's ...
 Miami Herald2 weeks ago

PA: Mon Incline's Closure Compels Transit Options To, From Mt. Washington

Oct. 26--Getting to and from Mt. Washington hasn't been easy without the iconic Monongahela Incline, closed for most of September and October and targeted to reopen in about three weeks. For Jon Lusin, an architect who works Downtown, the 80-day ...
 Mass Transit Magazine1 month ago

Century-old locks still keep river commerce moving through Pittsburgh (WITH AUDIO)

11:25 AM Braddock lockmaster describes 'dance' with transiting towboats (BRADDOCK, Pa.) -- Pittsburgh public radio station, WESA, broadcast a feature story on the Braddock Locks & Dam, including an interview with the lockmaster, Don Zeiler, who ...
 Professional Mariner1 week ago

Finding Current Breaks Key For Perkins, Fitzgerald

When BassFans hear Ohio River, thoughts of the low-weight 2005 Bassmaster Classic and 2009 Forrest Wood Cup probably come to mind. Granted, both of those events were staged out of Pittsburgh, Pa., where the Ohio meets the Allegheny and Monongahela ...
 Bass Fan3 weeks ago

EPA Approves Pennsylvania DEP Water Quality Report

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Pennsylvania's 2014 Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) ...
 International Business Times4 days ago

As cities grow, urban archeologists uncover clues to those who came before

PITTSBURGH - Prehistoric traders of the Delaware tribes bivouacked on the bank of what would someday be called the Allegheny River. European settlers cut forests and built overlapping settlements near the three rivers' confluence. A century later, ...
 Miami Herald6 days ago
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