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triblive.com — By David Conti 8:09 a.m. The pipes that energy companies need to move record amounts of natural gas from Pennsylvania shale to profitable markets run between 36 inches and 42 inches wide. The line companies must walk between the rush to build and trampling over communities in their path can be much narrower.
Sep 22, 2014

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Sep 22, 2014

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Sep 22, 2014

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Researchers study ways to protect power grid from solar storms

triblive.com — Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, 11:40 p.m. Updated 58 minutes ago Nobody knew what to call it in 1859, when the most dramatic solar storm on record shocked telegraph operators, set their paper ablaze and lit up the horizon with brilliant auroras.
Sep 22, 2014

RT @asmeltz: If a solar storm erupts, will power grids fizzle? Engineers should soon have a better sense of the threat. @TribLIVE: bit.ly/1mBJi8K

Sep 22, 2014

RT @drgilliland: 1859 - telegraph systems picked up so much energy from solar storm handsets sparked & set nearby papers on fire: http://t.…

Sep 22, 2014

1859 - telegraph systems picked up so much energy from solar storm handsets sparked & set nearby papers on fire: triblive.com/news/editorspi…

Introducing ‘On the Grid’

blog.triblive.com — The shale gas boom no doubt fueled Pennsylvania's most recent rise to national energy prominence. Well production reaches record levels with each report and will likely top 4 trillion cubic feet this year. The state's role in powering the nation runs deeper than the Marcellus and Utica shale formations, though.
Sep 22, 2014

RT @Wrschgn: And if you want to know more about that page, @DConMan has a longer explainer here: blog.triblive.com/flowback/2014/…

Sep 22, 2014

And if you want to know more about that page, @DConMan has a longer explainer here: blog.triblive.com/flowback/2014/…

Legally blind Pirates fan hangs on every play, has kept score for decades

triblive.com — Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, 9:30 p.m. Updated 42 minutes ago Baseball is at its best in the fall, when long shadows stretch across the diamond. Bob Lacher knows this to be true, even if those shadows are difficult for him to distinguish.
Sep 22, 2014

Great baseball story by @ChrisTogneri - man who's legally blind keeps score at Pirates games: triblive.com/news/allegheny…

Sep 22, 2014

RT @ChrisTogneri: Meet Bob Lacher, legally blind #Pirates fan, who keeps score at every game. My story about a great guy: trib.me/1sU70K9 via @TribLIVE

Sep 22, 2014

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Sep 22, 2014

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#TribHS Weekend recap

blog.triblive.com — Allderdice golfer Sasha Lobel Numbers down, but WPIAL teams boast top-notch golfers, by Paul Schofield. ON THE GRID #TribHS roundup: Jeannette rolls to victory; Hempfield standout picks IPFW Also, Jeannette football coach Roy Hall confirmed that ROOT Sports will televise the Jeannette-Clairton game Oct. 3 at Clairton's Neil C. Brown Stadium.
Sep 22, 2014

New on #iPreps: Weekend recap, with #TribHS golf, soccer stories and football, soccer and volleyball rankings: blog.triblive.com/ipreps/2014/09…

Peduto's first budget proposal seeks to increase property tax rate

triblive.com — Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, 11:27 a.m. Updated 9 minutes ago Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto on Monday proposed a 0.5-mill real estate tax increase to help cover a shortfall in the $513 million budget he plans for 2015. Peduto said last year's tax decrease and increased pension, debt, healthcare and other expenses led to the budget deficit.
Sep 22, 2014

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At 87, Rostraver man still entertains fans of polka music

triblive.com — Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, 10:32 p.m. Updated 30 minutes ago He's been playing violin for more than seven decades, but John Huchrowski believes his staying power isn't because he's the best. "I'm not a musician. I'm a stylist," said the 87-year-old Rostraver man, who also has a passion for ham radio, pigeon racing and bottle collecting.

Medical research labs pinched by falling federal funding

triblive.com — Pittsburgh biomedical research labs that study cancer and other diseases are getting pinched as hundreds of millions of federal dollars become harder to secure. Dr. Nancy Davidson, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, recently learned that National Institutes of Health funding for specialized research centers in lung and skin cancers will drop by 6 percent this year.
Sep 22, 2014

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Amid tears, but with resolve, Oakmont church members vow to rebuild from fire

triblive.com — George Rice leaned on his cane on Sunday and stared at the charred white building where he has worshipped, celebrated marriages and mourned deaths for more than 75 years. A fire tore through Oakmont's historic St. Paul Baptist Church on Friday. Two days later, the smell of ash lingered.

Teachers' roles evolve as districts rely more on computers

triblive.com — Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, 9:00 p.m. Updated 36 minutes ago When Upper St. Clair seventh-graders got take-home iPads, Brad Wilson split his time between teaching students to use the tablet computers and teaching teachers how to make their classes better.
Sep 22, 2014

RT @msantoni: Teachers, tech support roles blur as more districts adopt tablets & laptops to change the classroom: trib.me/1sTX1of v…