A class of chemicals known as PFAS is in our bodies and the environment, and could be affecting our health. Plus, there’s surprising momentum building for the Green New Deal, a set of ideas on how the government can combat climate change and economic inequality. Art is in the eye of the beholder, especially when it’s made from plastic trash.
Listen to this episode (29:00):
- Green New Deal. You’ve Heard the Phrase. Here’s What it Means - It could include going to 100% renewable energy and a federal jobs guarantee. Could this be a New Deal for a new generation?
- Plastic Straw Sculpture Draws Attention to Ocean Pollution - What to do with nearly 27,000 plastic straws from area restaurants? Create art, of course.
- PFAS – What is this Stuff? And Why Should You Care? - They are known as forever chemicals, and you almost certainly have them in your home and body.
- Residents, Environmental Groups call for Clairton plant to go on ‘hot idle’ - Hot idle is when the plant stays running but doesn’t produce any coke. They say their health should be more important than the business of the Clairton Coke Works.
- Ohio Pipeline Explosion Injures Two, Damages Three Homes - A 12-year old boy suffered second degree burns. It's the same pipeline system that exploded in Westmoreland County two years ago that badly burned one man.