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Children's book on climate change

Episode for March 4, 2022

Pennsylvania's natural gas producers see an opportunity in Europe to replace Russian gas. A new UN climate report warns the window to act is quickly closing. Mental health professionals are figuring out how to get resources to people struggling with the climate crisis. Plus, a new report on aging infrastructure that can be bad fish and dangerous for people: dams.
Tony Michels

Episode for February 25, 2022

We ask: Could Philadelphia use geothermal energy to meet its climate goals? And, a new book of poetry explores the damage that people have done to each other and nature. Vultures may have a bad name, but they serve an important function. Plus, the construction of the Mariner East pipeline is finally complete.
Don Cornell near an abandoned gas well

Episode for February 18, 2022

The federal infrastructure law will give $330 million to Pa. to clean up abandoned oil/gas wells. Plus, the Supreme Court is set to hear a case about regulating greenhouse gas emissions that could have big implications. And, a conversation with Pennsylvania's first director of outdoor recreation.
Spotted lanternfly adult

Episode for February 11, 2022

Severe winter storms can make running a business more unpredictable. But what's the climate connection? And, a new book contrasts Western conservation with Indigenous science. We check out what it's like to live on an island in the Great Lakes. Plus, debunking myths about the spotted lanternfly.
fracking well pad

Episode for February 4, 2022

A study finds the elderly living near fracking sites have a higher risk of dying prematurely. Plus, a pipeline company is charged with environmental crimes. A climate reporter wants to hear from you. And, a look at the role of fire at the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve.
Sprinkler system

Episode for January 28, 2022

Plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit against U.S. Steel asked a judge to find the company violated the Clean Air Act 12,000 times after a 2018 fire. A rare but deadly virus carried by deer ticks has been found in high numbers in a township park. A city kid learns to love winter through a cold and snowy camping trip.
Gabi Hughes

Episode for January 21, 2022

How waste coal is fueling Bitcoin in Pennsylvania. A new state report says a third of Pa. streams are impaired. A grant will help disadvantaged farmers get conservation assistance in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. We take a winter hike to appreciate nature and head to a cabin in the woods to unplug.
The Black Urban Gardeners and Farmers of Pittsburgh farm

Episode for January 14, 2022

The life and work of famed biologist E.O. Wilson. A researcher is hoping to fill in the gaps on Pennsylvania's bee populations. Black farmers in Pittsburgh are looking to provide fresh, local food in an area with no grocery store. A local teen focuses on litter.
strip mine

Episode for January 7, 2022

We talk to a reporter who has chronicled the catastrophic environmental legacy of coal. Advocates hope new federal money will help clean up waterways polluted from mine drainage. A startup uses technology to make farming easier. The Mariner East pipeline, plagued by delays and environmental damage, will soon be finished.
The Ellsworth siblings

Episode for December 31, 2021

Stories from 2021: Conservationists work to keep a pristine glacial lake near Erie protected. Pennsylvanians have a lot of choices when it comes to electricity providers. A long-time environmental journalist reflects on his career. Plus, enterprising siblings recycle cans for cash.