The mayor, the money, and the lead problem in Pittsburgh's drinking water. Plus, a summer job program gets kids out into an underserved community to talk to residents about lead exposure. And, ready, set, eclipse!
In this episode, the story of the doctor who first sounded the alarm about lead poisoning in kids. Plus, a former Republican congressman is trying to rally his party around a solution to climate change. And a heavenly tree that is more of a devil when it comes to native forests.
In this episode, the contentious world of pipeline expansion. Plus, one of Pennsylvania's biggest state parks got its start as the brainchild of an Englishman. And an elusive shorebird is back, nesting in our region.
In this episode, a Pittsburgh advocacy group draws attention to the mistreatment of urban wildlife. Also, an Ohio city is repurposing a closed highway into public green space for a marginalized community and one Chicago neighborhood is mitigating the risk of climate change-induced flooding.
In this episode, our Hazardous to Your Health series wraps up with a look at Shell's ethane cracker and air pollution. Plus, a group of volunteers wants to hold on to the greenspace in their neighborhood. And the impact of President Trump's proposed budget cuts on the Great Lakes.
This week, we continue our series Hazardous to Your Health. We hear from community activists who are literally sick of industrial pollution and are looking for solutions from people who've been through it. Plus, an environmental lawyer says Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Climate agreement shouldn't surprise anyone--just look at some of his other policies. And is a new coal plant bucking the industry trend?
This week we begin a new series, Hazardous to Your Health. We'll visit two communities near Pittsburgh--each with a history of industrial pollution. And we'll talk with the people who live there about how their attitudes toward nearby Coke plants--and their emissions--are changing.