On this week’s Allegheny Front, we explore the future of nuclear power in the U.S. and investigate the psychology of littering.
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Stories in this episode
- Does Nuclear Power Have a Future in the U.S.? - Nuclear power's future in the U.S. may have less to do with generations-old fears about nuclear energy than the price of natural gas.
- What’s in Pennsylvania’s New Oil and Gas Regulations - Four years in the making, Pennsylvania's new rules for the oil and gas industry could be the biggest changes to these regulations since the 1980s.
- The Psychology of Littering - Given the right (or wrong) conditions, even an environmentalist can probably be turned into a litter bug.
- Our Food Processed Future: The Rising Energy Costs Of Convenience - Americans are increasingly filling their plates with packaged foods like pre-made pie dough and bagged lettuce. But that convenience comes with a growing energy cost.
- Leaking Gas Well in California is a Climate ‘Disaster’ - Some are calling a methane leak in Southern California the worst environmental disaster since the BP oil spill. And it's likely to go on for months.
- In Southern Ohio, a Nuclear Town Faces a Hazy Future - A uranium enrichment plant in Piketon, Ohio used to employ hundreds of workers. Now hundreds more are busy cleaning up its legacy of pollution. But those jobs—critical to the town's economy—could be gone soon too.