Old pipes aren't the only way lead can get into your drinking water. The faucets and fittings and solder on the pipes inside your house can also contain lead. But if you want to replace older plumbing, it’s not always easy to find the right products at the hardware store.
The nation's nuclear power industry is having a tough time. Like coal companies, it's struggling amid slowing demand for electricity, and competition from cheaper natural gas. That's why the nuclear industry has been turning to state legislatures for help.
Monarch butterfly populations have taken a big hit. Scientists say you can help monarchs by planting milkweed in your home garden. (That’s the only thing monarchs will actually eat). But if you’re not careful, you could also accidentally end up poisoning them.
Plastic bags are a persistent litter problem in the Great Lakes. And all over the country they are seen as a nuisance. Some cities--like New York--have tried to ban bags or charge a fee for them. But it's hard to make these bans stick.
In this episode, we follow the natural gas pipeline and float down the Ohio River to bring you some of our favorite award-winning stories from the last year. Plus, President Trump promised to build a big, beautiful wall, but the cost might be greater for biodiversity than the price tag indicates.
This week on the Allegheny Front, monarch butterflies are in big trouble. What can we do to help them? Plus there's pushback as nuclear energy struggles to stay relevant. Also some kids are so fed up with the President and Congress failing to act on climate change that they are suing. And finally, the world waits while Trump decides whether to break the U.S. commitment to the Paris climate agreement.
In this episode, we go inside a hack-a-thon for cleaner water and investigate what the Trump administration means for public lands. Also, a climate scientist reminds us that the fossil fuel industry is following big tobacco's playbook.