In this episode, we explore how communities along the Ohio River are coping with the emerging problem of toxic algae blooms and check out Google’s new effort to map methane leaks under Pittsburgh’s streets.
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Stories in this episode
- What’s the Carbon Footprint of a Typical Thanksgiving? - Turkey. Travel. Football. Turns out, only one of these is going to ruin your carbon footprint score this Thanksgiving.
- It’s Not Just Lake Erie. The Ohio River Has a Major Algae Problem, Too. - A 600-mile-long algae bloom on the Ohio River in 2015 sent officials scrambling to protect water supplies and looking for answers to prevent future blooms.
- Google is Using Street View Cars to Map Methane Leaks in Pittsburgh - That fleet of Google Street View cars you see roaming Pittsburgh isn't just collecting images for Google Maps. Some cars are actually helping detect natural gas leaks under the city's streets.
- How to Talk Politics at Thanksgiving (Without Causing a Family Feud) - So when Uncle Larry gets on his soapbox, is it better to let it go or take him on? Here are some tips for talking politics with family—thoughtfully.