In this episode, we explore what investigators think caused a natural gas pipeline explosion in western Pennsylvania and check out a new Pittsburgh festival that’s turning the city’s industrial heritage into public art.
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Stories in this episode
- New Imaging Technology Is Giving Chesapeake Bay Restoration a Big Boost- Aerial imagery that gives researchers 900 times more data than satellites could be a game changer for conservation work.
- The Science of Making Rain- Yes—we can actually make it rain. But scientists are split on how effective the practice of cloud seeding really is.
- Pittsburgh’s Industrial Past Finds New Life as Public Art- We pay a visit to Pittsburgh's inaugural Re:NEW Festival, an art and performance event that’s all about reusing materials and environmental sustainability.
- The Men and Women of Pittsburgh’s Sewers- Damon “Hop” Hopkins only needs three words to tell you about the grossest thing that’s ever happened to him working in Pittsburgh’s sewers. “Chest high. Feces.”
- Inspectors Saw Corrosion on Pipeline Years Before Explosion- Company officials say the natural gas pipeline that exploded in western Pennsylvania had corrosion issues dating back to 2012—leaving some asking whether the accident could have been prevented.