In this episode, we follow the natural gas pipeline and float down the Ohio River to bring you some of our favorite award-winning stories from the last year. Plus, President Trump promised to build a big, beautiful wall, but the cost might be greater for biodiversity than the price tag indicates.
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Stories in this episode
- Guess What Else the Border Wall Keeps Out - President Trump’s proposed 2,000-mile long, 30-foot high border wall would impact more than the landscape. It could bring an end to the species that live in its path.
- Are We Heading for a Hydropower Boom on the Three Rivers? - Adding hydropower capacity to the region's many existing dams could be a big new source of renewable energy. But some worry about the impact on the Three Rivers' still-recovering fisheries.
- Is the Natural Gas in Your Home Upping Your Radon Risk? - Researchers are now looking at whether natural gas coming from the Marcellus Shale could be bringing a deadly carcinogen into Pennsylvanians' homes.
- Deciphering “lead free” labels at the store isn’t always easy - Old pipes aren't the only way lead can get into your drinking water. The faucets and fittings and solder on the pipes inside your house can also contain lead. But if you want to replace older plumbing, it’s not always easy to find the right products at the hardware store.