• Energy’s Big Shift

       

    Photo by Tim Evanson

    Shale gas overtakes coal, but is it an environmentally kinder fuel? A decade ago, as Consol Energy’s 150th anniversary drew near, top executives began to take stock in where the company stood as a leading producer of coal and where that path would take it. Coal was in what CEO Nicholas DeIuliis called a “supercycle.”... More


  • The Last Coke Works

       

    The Last Coke Works // Pittsburgh Today

    U.S. Steel’s Clairton plant still casts a long shadow over local air quality At the Clairton Public Library in the industrial Monongahela River valley, patrons can check out “Moby Dick,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” the adventures of Curious George and any number of Nancy Drew mysteries. They can read issues of Vogue and Popular Science.... More