This week on The Allegheny Front, reclaimed mineland gets an ecological do-over. Citizen scientists are needed to track pollinators. Plus, some say there are too many farmers markets, but for many growers, it’s a reliable source of income. From our Trump on Earth podcast, we look at some of the 2020 Democratic candidates’ climate plans.
LISTEN to the episode (29:00 minutes)
- Citizen Science Project Trains Volunteers to Monitor Pollinators - Citizen scientists can get up close and personal with some of the bees, flies and ants that pollinate wildflowers.
- Former Minelands Get an Ecological Do-Over - Replanting reclaimed mine sites with native trees is part of an effort to do mine reclamation right a second time around.
- Will Climate Change Matter in 2020? - There are 23 people vying for the chance to replace President Trump in the White House. What are they saying about climate change?
- Is The Bumper Crop of Pa. Farmers Markets Putting the Squeeze on Profits? - Are the more than 300 farmers markets bad for business or vital to local farms?