In this episode, we dig into where food safety rules might be headed under Trump and check out how some Pittsburgh homeowners are testing the waters of home gray water systems.
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Stories in this episode
- On Patrol in Pittsburgh’s Urban Wilds - With development encroaching on wild areas around Pittsburgh, encounters between wildlife and humans are becoming more common. It's Doug Bergman's job to keep the peace.
- Report Finds Fracking Companies Often Get Slap-on-the-Wrist Fines - That's if they're getting fined at all. The new report from PennEnvironment found only 17 percent of violations resulted in penalties, and the median fine was around $5,000.
- Allegheny County Eyes Code Update for Home Gray Water Systems - Some large buildings in Pittsburgh already capture gray water, filter it and then use it for flushing toilets. But the county wants to clarify the rules on water recycling for homeowners.
- Where are Food Safety Rules Headed Under Trump? - In Trump's big push to trim government regulations, could key protections for food safety be next on the chopping block?
- Has Human Activity Created a New Geologic Era on Earth? - A film airing this month at the Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival explores whether humans' impact on the planet goes far deeper than global warming.
- DEP Staffer Behind Contested Mining Permit Had Worked for Coal Company - A judge has raised concerns over how the state Department of Environmental Protection handled a controversial permit to mine coal under a western Pennsylvania state park.