Sales of special license plates help fund research for rare species. Conservationists plant a red spruce forest for northern flying squirrels, ready in 50 years. Settlements with energy companies will pay some landowners and protect a nature preserve. And one man's love of wetlands.
An investigation finds fracking chemicals in the bodies of people living near gas wells in SW Pa. Fossil fuel reps say gas and coal are part of the climate solution. Some Pa. Democratic lawmakers agree. For our First Person series, we talk with a young forester about how she came to love the outdoors.
Fracking banned in the Delaware River watershed. Farmers can help reduce carbon in the atmosphere, but what's in it for them? The plot to get Americans to cook with gas. We head out for some winter fun.
A racist government policy enacted decades ago has led to fewer green spaces in many communities across the country. Grow Pittsburgh has a new executive director. People in counties with drilling activity haven't seen the economic benefits of the industry. Counting penguins from your couch.
Some in Ohio say frack waste injection wells are being permitted in places where they don’t belong. Activists want a permit revoked for an injection well near Pittsburgh. A local practitioner shows us his version of ski ballet. There may be snow on the ground, but we're planning for that summer garden now.
What you need to know about Allegheny County meeting federal air standards for the first time ever. Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf's budget address doesn't mention climate, a gas well spews wastewater in Ohio, and New River Gorge rock climbers reckon with racist route names. US Supreme Court to hear a pipeline case.
Reports of illegal dumping are up in Pennsylvania. Why? A wastewater authority is promoting solar energy in Centre County. A report criticizes DEP for allowing coal mining to damage streams. Allegheny County finally meets air quality standards.
Fears of harms from solar panels have been disproven by scientists. The Biden administration's policies on public lands will be very different from Trump's. We look at environmental issues in the Pennsylvania legislature for the coming year. Climate scientist Michael Mann discusses new tactics by climate deniers, and why he's so optimistic for the future.
We've come to the end of our Trump on Earth podcast. After four years and 100 episodes, we take a look at the biggest rollbacks of the Trump administration, and the impacts on climate change, science and public lands. It's an episode you don't want to miss!