In this episode, we tally up the costs of air pollution from the U.S. energy sector, and chat with a writer who’s trying to unravel West Virginia’s complex energy heritage through poetry.
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Stories in this episode
- Air Pollution from Energy Industry Costs $130 Billion a Year
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are putting a price tag on the health costs of burning fossil fuels.
- A Poet Mines for Meaning in West Virginia’s Complex Energy Past
A new anthology of poems, essays and stories is exploring the impacts of fracking and Appalachia's complicated relationship to its energy heritage.
- Climate Education in Schools Has a Long Way to Go
A new study from Penn State University suggests that science teachers in American classrooms aren't always adequately prepared to talk to their students about climate change.
- Why Mockingbirds are Choosing to Chill Here for the Winter
Pat Jacobs’ four backyard bird feeders typically draw the usual suspects. But during a recent winter snowstorm, she saw—and heard—a familiar friend from South Texas.
- Drilling Downturn Hits Pennsylvania Gas Industry Hard
A booming business just a few years ago, the natural gas industry is now laying off workers and fighting off bankruptcy. So what happened?
- Pipeline Task Force Releases Final Report
A state task force has issued its final recommendations for siting, permitting and safety measures for natural gas pipelines in Pennsylvania.