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
- 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.
- For Smart, Social Crows, Pennsylvania is a Warm Winter Oasis - During December, people in many U.S. cities may notice large numbers of crows congregating in raucous urban roosts. Here's the lowdown on why they're here, and some insight into what they're up to.
- 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.