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Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail. Photo: Reid R. Frazier

Episode for November 18, 2022

How the $2 billion in tax credit Gov. Wolf just signed into law benefits natural gas. We'll also hear about a solar farm project for the University of Pittsburgh.  Plus, Shell's ethane cracker officially opens. And an environmental reporter blows off some steam during a solo hike. We have news about the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and a fine for a gas company
Maple Lawn Farms

Episode for November 11, 2022

As climate change brings more risks to traditional farming, farmers are trying to make sure their crops survive. With the COP27 talks underway, the US and other wealthier nations are working to transition countries like South Africa away from fossil fuels. Plus, we visit an urban farm in Pittsburgh that teaches neighbors how to grow and cook seasonal veggies. And, a Philly hiking group is improving women’s wellness.
rooster mural

Episode for November 4, 2022

One company is mining Bitcoin to keep two waste coal power plants running. But what's the climate impact? A new report concludes that coal plants aren't doing enough to clean up coal ash disposal sites that are contaminating groundwater. Plus, an urban farmer in Pittsburgh had to overcome big challenges to clean up her property to start her enterprise. We have news about microplastics in Pennsylvania waterways and funding to help coal communities.