In this episode, we explore how pipeline safety is becoming one of the region’s next big energy challenges and check out an effort by the U.S. Forest Service to better understand our urban forests.
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Stories in this episode
- Why Pipeline Safety is One of Pennsylvania’s Next Big Energy Challenges
Natural gas pipelines have become common features of the rural landscape in Pennsylvania. But as the industry expands, pipelines are coming to suburbia. The issue is how to make them safe.
- Eminent Domain is Becoming a Crucial, Controversial Part of the Gas Pipeline Boom
If a gas company wants to sell you a drilling lease, you have every right to turn them down. But when it comes to building gas pipelines on private land, the same rules may not apply.
- Evidence Linking Chemicals and Learning Disorders Has Reached a ‘Tipping Point’
Environmental and health advocates have long suspected a link between chemical exposures and neurodevelopmental disorders like autism. Now, one group says the growing body of evidence warrants public action.
- These Guys Are On a Mission To Understand Our Urban Forests
The U.S. Forest Service inventories the types and condition of trees all across the country. And now, the agency is expanding that effort to better understand our urban forests.