We have a special show about Indigenous people, land, water, and culture. We look at how the pawpaw, a fruit that grows in the eastern US, continues to live in the memories and language of Indigenous people forced to move west. Then, we talk with an Indigenous scientist about her book that contrasts conservation science with Indigenous knowledge about the natural world. Plus, a paddler from the Seneca Nation takes a journey down the Allegheny River to draw attention to protecting waterways.
We talk with three families who are leaving or have left Beaver County because of Shell's ethane cracker, fearing pollution, and looking for better opportunities. Pennsylvania is looking at bringing American martens, a small weasel, back to the state's forests. Plus, we visit a one-of-a-kind prairie habitat in Pennsylvania, home to an endangered rattlesnake and wildflowers.
Greene County residents who say their water has been contaminated from a fracking incident want action. We'll also hear about a PR campaign by natural gas companies that targets people of color. A farmer says a gas well is as loud as a jet engine. But the noise isn’t from fracking. It’s from supercomputers mining cryptocurrency.