In this episode, we check out how Pittsburgh is investing big in green infrastructure in 2017 and explore whether the city’s air quality could be a liability when it comes to attracting new residents.
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Stories in this episode
- Can Green Infrastructure Really Solve Pittsburgh’s Stormwater Problems?
Pittsburgh is investing big in green infrastructure in 2017 as part of a major plan to overhaul its sewer and stormwater system. But how well these projects will work is still unknown.
- A Pennsylvania Hunter Talks Trump, Drilling and the Politics of the Great Outdoors
Many hunters and fishermen fear that leasing public lands for oil and gas wells will destroy wildlife habitat. But hunter Randy Santucci isn’t worried. And he can show you why.
- Handling the Rising Tide of Climate Change in Our Region
Dams and reservoirs could be key to dealing with the big increases in precipitation that are expected in the region as a result of climate change.
- I Love Pittsburgh, But the Air is Killing Us
Donna Carole Roberts was excited to move her family to Pittsburgh because of the array of services available to her son with autism. But the city's air pollution is putting a damper on their otherwise good impressions of the city.
- Bumble Bee Added to the Endangered Species List
It's not just honeybees that are feeling the pain of recent declines. For the first time ever, a bumble bee species has been added to the Endangered Species List.
- Wolf is Hoping Third Time’s the Charm on Gas Severance Tax
Despite the idea falling flat with the Republican legislature each of the past two years, a tax on natural gas development is again on Tom Wolf's agenda. But does it have a shot at passing?