In this episode, we check out how Pittsburgh is investing big in green infrastructure in 2017 and explore whether the city’s air quality could be a liability when it comes to attracting new residents.
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Stories in this episode
- Can Green Infrastructure Really Solve Pittsburgh’s Stormwater Problems? - Pittsburgh is investing big in green infrastructure in 2017 as part of a major plan to overhaul its sewer and stormwater system. But how well these projects will work is still unknown.
- A Pennsylvania Hunter Talks Trump, Drilling and the Politics of the Great Outdoors - Many hunters and fishermen fear that leasing public lands for oil and gas wells will destroy wildlife habitat. But hunter Randy Santucci isn’t worried. And he can show you why.
- Handling the Rising Tide of Climate Change in Our Region - Dams and reservoirs could be key to dealing with the big increases in precipitation that are expected in the region as a result of climate change.
- I Love Pittsburgh, But the Air is Killing Us - Donna Carole Roberts was excited to move her family to Pittsburgh because of the array of services available to her son with autism. But the city's air pollution is putting a damper on their otherwise good impressions of the city.
- Bumble Bee Added to the Endangered Species List - It's not just honeybees that are feeling the pain of recent declines. For the first time ever, a bumble bee species has been added to the Endangered Species List.
- Wolf is Hoping Third Time’s the Charm on Gas Severance Tax - Despite the idea falling flat with the Republican legislature each of the past two years, a tax on natural gas development is again on Tom Wolf's agenda. But does it have a shot at passing?