Kara Holsopple/The Allegheny Front

Kara Holsopple is committed to telling environmental stories that connect people to faces and places nearby, and to the wider world. Kara is a lifelong resident of southwestern Pennsylvania, except for her undergraduate years at Sarah Lawrence College. She holds a masters degree in professional writing from Chatham University, and has been a features writer for regional magazines. Kara got her start in radio working with Pittsburgh Indymedia’s Rustbelt Radio. She produced "The Allegheny Front Rewind" series, celebrating the show's 20th anniversary, and her work has been heard on The Environment Report, Inside Appalachia and Here & Now. One summer she read all of Agatha Christie’s detective novels.

Latest by Kara Holsopple/The Allegheny Front


Spring is here, but is nature in sync?

Global warming is changing the behavior of some species that rely on temperature cues, for example, when the arrival of spring is earlier and warmer than in the past.

By Kara Holsopple/The Allegheny Front

In Pittsburgh, some restaurants are helping restore the Chesapeake Bay one oyster shell at a time

With oyster populations low, a recovery effort focuses on cultivating baby oysters in the shells that once might have been on your dinner plate.

By Kara Holsopple/The Allegheny Front