Editor’s note: For this special feature, we invited the presidents of the region’s leading colleges and universities to respond to the following:Technology is presenting unprecedented challenges and opportunities for higher education. While Internet-​based learning threatens the existence of some traditional, campus-​based institutions, for many others, emerging technology provides opportunities to enhance learning in…

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  • Issue Year 2014
A standing-​room-​only audience has packed the Avalon Municipal Building on a rain-​soaked April evening to hear Allegheny County Health Department officials explain the latest consent decree to correct air quality violations at the coke works across the river. It’s a tough crowd.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2014
  • Sub Heading Despite improvement, the region is losing the race for cleaner air
Courtney Ehrlichman makes the commute to her Carnegie Mellon University job with her young daughter on an Xtracycle fitted with a Hooptie. That’s a bicycle designed to haul cargo with a child carrier attached. And it’s part of the changing street scene in Pittsburgh.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2014
  • Sub Heading Envisioning a cyclist-​friendly Pittsburgh via a network of new lanes
As the Shale-​driven production of natural gas has expanded in recent years, so too has the demand from much of the industry to unleash that resource on the world market. And that chorus of voices calling for the United States to use gas from fields like the Marcellus to tap into the world…

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  • Issue Year 2014
  • Sub Heading Sending natural gas overseas rife with questions
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