In this episode, we explore why artificial turf surfaces are sparking a health debate at some Pittsburgh-area schools and kick off a new series about efforts to improve the heavily polluted Ohio River.
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Stories in this episode
- A Bold New Vision for Restoring America’s Most Polluted River
A long legacy of industrial pollution has made the Ohio the archetype of a "working" river. But the National Wildlife Federation thinks the Ohio could be transformed into a recreation destination.
- Why Reimagining the Ohio River Could Be Critical to the Region’s Future
Interstate cooperation has been crucial to restoring waters in the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay. But so far, marshaling a regional effort to improve the Ohio River has proven difficult.
- ‘Crumb Rubber’ Fields Spark Health Debate at Pittsburgh-Area Schools
Pittsburgh-area schools have invested big money in modern artificial surfaces for football and soccer fields. But there's growing concern that they may pose a health risk.
- River Life on the ‘Edge of the Grid’
Jason Fleming used to be a lawyer. Now he's the caretaker for a 40-slip marina on the Ohio River. And life has never been better.