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 week’s episode of the Trump on Earth podcast, we explore Trump's plans for our public lands. About one-third of the United States is federally owned. And that means it belongs to all of us -- the public. But that also gives the President a lot of power over these places.
Somewhere between 97 and 99 percent of scientists believe that climate change is real, caused by us, and a problem. But at a recent hearing held by the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, only 25% of the witnesses reflected that position. This guy:
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.
This week on The Allegheny Front, we look at new opportunities for miners in renewable energy. Plus more traditional environmental jobs are also paying off in coal country. And using data collected over years to understand new bird breeding behavior.