Global warming has become a critical topic but after Pittsburgh's cold winter of 2010, can we be sure it is really happening?
Biodiversity and land and habitat conservation, especially in Southwestern Pennsylvania
Resources on energy, renewable energy sources, and energy conservation, especially in Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania.
EBSCO offers this free research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment.
Don't know where to start to save Pittsburgh and the rest of the planet? These books and resources will guide you in changing your lifestyle.
What are the environmental consequences of hydraulic fracturing as they drill for gas in our region?
Interested in learning more about environmental issues in Pittsburgh? Check out these local environmental organizations
Did you know that Pittsburgh's soot is still the worst in U.S.? But that's not the worst of it. Learn about the toxic industrial chemicals in everyday things.
Rachel Carson, a native of Western Pennsylvania, published Silent Spring in 1962, alerting the world to the perils of the indiscriminate spray of pesticides.
You can reduce your garbage output by 60% if you take recycling seriously. Here are many Pittsburgh resources to help.
Rivers and Watersheds
Learn about Pittsburgh's rivers and how to save them.
Agriculture that takes care of the land (without poisoning it with pesticides and depleting the soil) and its inhabitants.
How to deal with urban growth and suburban sprawl.
Water Quality & Conservation
Is that water you drink from the Allegheny River clean? Is bottled water the answer?