In this episode, we check out how the Great Lakes’ vast water resources could set the stage for an economic boom in the region, and explore why the environmental movement has a hard time with diversity.
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Stories in this episode
- How Can the Environmental Movement Become More Inclusive?- One of America's oldest and largest environmental organizations is looking to make diversity more than just a buzzword.
- Net Metering Decision Should Keep Solar Business Rolling- Fights over whether homeowners can sell excess solar power back to utilities are raging across the country. But Pennsylvania's recent decision on net metering could be a model compromise.
- In an Era of Scarcity, Water is Now a Major Economic Driver- With its vast water resources, the Great Lakes region could be poised to draw businesses—big and small—from other parts of the country. But even here, water quality is a big issue.
- Researchers Find New Industrial Chemical in Great Lakes Trout- In 2006, the EPA phased out a chemical that was leaching into the food web. But now, that chemical's replacement is showing up in Great Lakes fish.
- Two Families Determined to Fight on in Fracking Lawsuit- While others settled fracking lawsuits, two Pennsylvania families remain resolute in pursuing their case against one of the biggest drillers in the region.
- Radioactive Scrap Metal Found in Beaver County Poses No Risk- This week, a scrapyard in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania was temporarily shut down after officials found materials with elevated levels of radiation.