This week on The Allegheny Front, a bid to fight climate change through our tastebuds. Plus, a new book asks urban Americans to consider the rural people and places that help power the country. And, stories of river hijinks and the boating life.
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Stories in this episode
- Poet and Journalist Chronicles Human Cost of Fracking - Eliza Griswold's book chronicles the story of the Haneys as they try to get the drilling company to take responsibility for pollution near her home.
- Would This Bleeding Veggie Burger Get You to Skip the Meat? - Scientists have been working in the lab to create the Impossible Burger that bleeds like beef without the environmental downsides.
- Virus Linked to Smallmouth Bass Deaths in Susquehanna - Researchers found the virus itself doesn’t kill the fish. However, at higher water temperatures, it can weaken their immune system and allow other infections to spread, which ultimately finish off the fish.
- Wolf Administration Walks Back Timeline for Methane Regulations - Two and half years after announcing a major climate initiative, the Wolf administration has only followed through on part of its plan.
- River Life on the ‘Edge of the Grid’ - Jason Fleming used to be a lawyer. Now he's the caretaker for a 40-slip marina on the Ohio River. And life has never been better.
- ORSANCO Moves to Eliminate Its Water Quality Standards for The Ohio River - The multi-state commission that protects the Ohio River says its standards are redundant to other state and federal regulations.