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Episode for April 9, 2021

Why fracking is a tricky issue for Senate candidate John Fetterman. An environmental justice leader says reclaiming vacant land in communities of color is an environmental emergency. A citizen science project for the whole family can help save frogs. Plus, syrup for your pancakes doesn't only have to come from maple trees.

Episode for April 2, 2021

Federal and local policies look to address aging infrastructure from stormwater pipes to bridges. Pittsburgh wants a more equitable water system. State health officials visit Shell's ethane cracker in Beaver County because of an uptick in Covid-19 cases there. An artist invites people to the Delaware River.

Episode for March 26, 2021

Bald eagles are bringing joy to Philadelphians, while one artist shows off her love of the Delaware. Climate change is causing many plants to leaf out or bud early. This mismatch could wreak havoc on the ecosystem. Why a new air permit at the Clairton Coke Works could increase pollution emissions.