54 episodes

Every week, our 30-minute podcast brings you all the environmental news and stories to keep you in the know in Pennsylvania.

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    • 4.9, 21 Ratings

Every week, our 30-minute podcast brings you all the environmental news and stories to keep you in the know in Pennsylvania.

    A bribery scandal, voters's views on environmental issues & a one-of-a-kind prairie in PA

    A bribery scandal, voters's views on environmental issues & a one-of-a-kind prairie in PA

    An alleged bribery scandal at the highest levels of Ohio politics produced a clean air bill that benefitted nuclear and coal plants over renewables. Plus, how important are environmental issues for voters as they head to the polls in November? And a one-of-a-kind prairie habitat in Pennsylvania is home to an endangered rattlesnake and a lot of wildflowers.

    • 28 min
    Following Pennsylvania shale gas to Scotland

    Following Pennsylvania shale gas to Scotland

    Following Pennsylvania shale gas to Scotland, where ethane is being made into plastic. We also delve into the Scottish fracking debate and how they're dealing with plastic pollution. News about a green stimulus plan for Pennsylvania and reimagining Appalachia with a clean, sustainable future for all. 

    • 28 min
    Racist bird names, major pipeline rulings, and a trip to Ice Mountain

    Racist bird names, major pipeline rulings, and a trip to Ice Mountain

    Changing bird names tied to racism and colonialism. What recent court rulings against major pipelines mean for 'energy dominance,' the environment and Indigenous rights. A trip to Ice Mountain where rare plants grow and cool air seeps out of ice vents deep in the rocks.

    • 28 min
    Native plants, invasive shrubs and Pennsylvania's future forests

    Native plants, invasive shrubs and Pennsylvania's future forests

    The race to save a plant so rare, few have ever seen it. Native plants can create habitat yard by yard. The combo of an invasive shrub and mice could be bad for future forests. News about the Ohio ethane cracker, tax breaks for natural gas and one of Trump’s biggest environmental rollbacks yet. 

    • 28 min
    Navigating fracking-related health problems; regulating coke ovens; divesting from fossil fuels

    Navigating fracking-related health problems; regulating coke ovens; divesting from fossil fuels

    Environmental health advocates weigh in on the grand jury report that says the state didn’t do enough to protect residents from the industry. Plus a court says the federal government needs to step up to regulate coke ovens. And climate activist Bill McKibben on why divesting from fossil fuels makes financial sense.

    • 28 min
    Episode for July 3, 2020

    Episode for July 3, 2020

    Kayaking gives a new appreciation for rivers. Coal communities banking on recreation face the pandemic. How Moraine State Park was formed out of the ashes of industry. Pa. Department of Health reacts to a scathing grand jury report on fracking and U.S. Department of Energy touts coal and natural gas. Plus, Mud Day!

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Maridgekey ,

Best podcast ever

It’s amazing especially the reporter Reid Frazier!

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