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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.