In this episode, we explore Shell’s plan to build a new petrochemical facility near Pittsburgh and check out a new photo exhibit that documents the lives and landscapes transformed by Pennsylvania’s fracking boom.
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Stories in this episode
- Lost Squash Variety Rediscovered in Great Lakes Region - The massive, bright-orange squash is over two feet long. But even bigger is its impact on the Native American tribes who are now cultivating the crop as part of a revival of native Great Lakes foods.
- IN PHOTOS: The Faces and Places of the Fracking Boom - We get a preview of a new exhibit from a collective of photographers that has been documenting the lives and landscapes transformed by Pennsylvania's fracking boom.
- Delaware River Ports Face Tough Competition As Dredging Project Nears Completion - The jury's still out on whether the $400-million dredging project on the Delaware River will be a boom or boondoggle.
- Shell Announces Plans to Build Ethane Cracker Near Pittsburgh - After years of speculation, Shell says it's moving ahead with plans to build a petrochemical processing facility in western Pennsylvania.