In this episode, we explore what investigators think caused a natural gas pipeline explosion in western Pennsylvania and check out a new Pittsburgh festival that’s turning the city’s industrial heritage into public art.
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Stories in this episode
- New Imaging Technology Is Giving Chesapeake Bay Restoration a Big Boost
Aerial imagery that gives researchers 900 times more data than satellites could be a game changer for conservation work.
- The Science of Making Rain
Yes—we can actually make it rain. But scientists are split on how effective the practice of cloud seeding really is.
- Pittsburgh’s Industrial Past Finds New Life as Public Art
We pay a visit to Pittsburgh's inaugural Re:NEW Festival, an art and performance event that’s all about reusing materials and environmental sustainability.
- The Men and Women of Pittsburgh’s Sewers
Damon “Hop” Hopkins only needs three words to tell you about the grossest thing that’s ever happened to him working in Pittsburgh’s sewers. “Chest high. Feces.”
- Inspectors Saw Corrosion on Pipeline Years Before Explosion
Company officials say the natural gas pipeline that exploded in western Pennsylvania had corrosion issues dating back to 2012—leaving some asking whether the accident could have been prevented.