In this episode, we check out how some past environmental disasters have led to better drinking water safeguards for Ohio River communities, and talk with a veteran who feels the call to serve at Standing Rock. Rock.
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Stories in this episode
- For Smart, Social Crows, Pennsylvania is a Warm Winter Oasis - During December, crows congregate in raucous urban roosts. Here's the lowdown on why they're here, and what they're up to.
- Along the Ohio River, Past Accidents Have Led to Stronger Protections for Drinking Water - Call it a silver lining. But states along the Ohio River have much better safeguards for drinking water supplies today as a result of some past disasters.
- Veteran Feels Called to Serve at Standing Rock - A National Guard veteran talks about why she will be among the military vets heading to North Dakota this weekend to join the protests against the Dakota Access pipeline.
- What You Need to Know About ‘Legacy Pollution’ in the Ohio River - For decades, much of the Ohio River was used as an industrial sewer. And that long legacy of pollution is still being felt all along the river's near-thousand-mile course.
- Scientists Say EPA’s Last-Minute Changes to Fracking Report Downplayed Risks - After a landmark 2015 EPA report concluded that fracking posed no significant threat to drinking water supplies, many considered the issue settled. But new documents have emerged showing EPA downplayed the risks.