In this episode, we get answers to some lingering health questions about mountaintop removal coal mining and check out a new machine that’s going to change the way you think about plastic.
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Stories in this episode
- Mountains Of Evidence
Concerns about how mountaintop removal coal mining has impacted the people of Appalachia are nearly as old as the practice itself. But some lingering health questions may finally have answers.
- This Machine Will Change The Way You Think About Plastic
Plastic has become the poster child for the wastefulness of the modern world. But Dutch designer Bart Bleijerveld says it’s a really useful, even beautiful material. We’re just using it the wrong way.
- A Rosh Hashanah by the River
Down on the urban banks of the Monongahela, a Jewish congregation from Pittsburgh is looking to the river to renew its spirits for Rosh Hashanah.
- Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules with Environmentalists on Oil and Gas Law
The state's highest court has struck down a number of provisions of Pennsylvania's controversial Act 13. So what does it mean for industry—and for communities opposed to fracking?
- States Suing Over Climate Change Plan Get Their Day In Court
We sort through the first round of arguments in the case brought by West Virginia and other states to stop the EPA's Clean Power Plan.