In this episode, we rediscover the lost history of a canal-railroad system that was the Amazon.com of the 19th century and explore whether Pennsylvania has a constitutional obligation to protect future generations from the impacts of climate change.
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Stories in this episode
- The Canals That Redrew Pennsylvania’s Wilderness and Remade Its Economy
Though few relics of the legendary Pennsylvania Mainline canal system exist today, it set in motion an era of canal building that still shapes how we move goods around the country.
- A 22-Year-Old Activist Reflects On Suing the State Over Climate Change
Ashley Funk's landmark case tests whether the state of Pennsylvania has a constitutional obligation to protect future generations from the impacts of climate change.
- The Home By the Shore
As sea levels rise, more than 12 million people living in the country's coastal communities face an existential choice: Fortify, accommodate or relocate.
- Trimming Emissions from Trucking is a ‘Tricky’ Climate Challenge
Many industries in the U.S. have cut their carbon footprints in recent years, but transportation remains one sector where emissions are still increasing.