In this episode, we check out everything you need to know about this year’s mass cicada emergence in Pennsylvania, and explore how things got so bad, so fast for the coal industry.
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Stories in this episode
- Everything You Need to Know About This Year’s Mass Cicada Emergence
In the coming weeks, billions of cicadas will emerge across the region after hanging out underground for 17 years. But how exactly they know when to emerge en masse is still kind of a mystery.
- Inside the EPA’s New Rules on Methane Leaks
Usually, the discussion about climate-changing emissions centers on carbon dioxide. But the EPA is now giving methane leaks from the oil and gas industry more scrutiny.
- How Did Things Get So Bad, So Fast for the Coal Industry?
Less than a decade ago, the coal industry was at its peak. Now, bankruptcies across the industry are leading many to question whether it's the beginning of the end for coal. So what happened?
- Former Coal Workers Embark on a High-Tech Future
As the coal industry fades, business leaders in Appalachia are laying the groundwork for a more diverse—and high-tech—economy.
- Eminent Domain’s Controversial Role in the Gas Pipeline Boom
Increasingly, gas companies are invoking eminent domain to secure rights-of-way for new pipelines. But is this the way eminent domain is supposed to work?