In this episode, we look at a loophole in Pennsylvania’s environmental justice program. Plus, we learn about care gardens. And, we try to pinpoint the sweet spot for development on the Ohio.
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Stories in this episode
- Black Urban Gardeners Bring Healing to Homewood - The physical act of gardening has been shown to have a positive impact on health. One Pittsburgh organization is carrying on the tradition of black farmers by bringing gardening and holistic healing to a community they say could really use it.
- Is Fracking an Environmental Justice Issue? - Pennsylvania’s environmental justice program was created before the state’s fracking boom began. So none of the state’s more than 10,000 shale gas wells were ever subject to it. Some environmentalists think it’s time that changes.
- Citizen Lobbyists Make Progress with Republicans on Climate - Thanks to a group of dedicated citizen lobbyists using the power of polite persistence, there’s a small but growing bipartisan movement in Congress to tackle climate change.
- Can the Recreation Economy Help Revitalize Small Towns on the Ohio River? - As towns on the Ohio River struggle to rebuild their economies, should they be trying to attract more industry or pushing to make the Ohio a recreation destination?
- Ball ‘Hawking’ on the Allegheny River - Rather than scratch and claw for baseballs with the other ball "hawks" inside PNC park, Pete Schell has staked out his own version of the hawks' life on the banks of the Allegheny River.