In this episode, how climate changing is affecting local growers. Plus, there are some disagreements about the best ways to keep pollution out of the Chesapeake Bay, but cleaning up local streams isn’t one of them. And we take a summertime hike to a place where cold air rises right out of the rocks — like nature’s refrigerator. (Photo: Matt Herbruck / Birdsong Farm)
Listen to this episode (29:00)
Stories in this episode
- Pollution Buildup at Dam Could Harm Chesapeake Bay Cleanup
A dam in northern Maryland has been holding back pollution for nearly a century, but scientists say it’s filled up faster than expected.
- How a Health Crisis Created a Town Full of Environmentalists
For decades, chemical companies used Toms River as their private dumping ground for their toxic waste. Then the town's residents started asking questions.
- Hiking Back in Time on Ice Mountain
In West Virginia there's a small mountain ridge called Ice Mountain where rare plant species have existed since the last Ice Age.
- Climate Change Means Winners and Losers for Local Farms
Climate isn't weather. But the unpredictable storms and rising temperatures that come with climate change are making it tough on local farmers.
- Don’t Eat it: PCB Levels in Fish Prompt Advisory for PA River
State officials issued a “do not eat” advisory for all game fish on the Shenango River in Western Pennsylvania because of high levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) found in fish. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell said in a statement the state found “extremely high levels” of the chemicals in routine tissue […]