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Every week, our 29-minute podcast brings you all the environmental news and stories to keep you in the know in Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania.

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Every week, our 29-minute podcast brings you all the environmental news and stories to keep you in the know in Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania.

    Living with it: The story of one family and Pittsburgh’s polluted air

    Living with it: The story of one family and Pittsburgh’s polluted air

    Susan Scott Peterson had been living in Pittsburgh for just a few weeks when she smelled it for the first time. The air was a little thick, a little hazy—and it smelled like a ripe porta-potty. It didn’t take long to figure out it industrial air pollution.

    This is a story about the air we breathe, the risks we live with, and what it means to become a citizen of a place. It is adapted from an episode produced for Outside/In, a podcast by New Hampshire Public Radio.

    • 29 min
    Pollution's mental toll: How air, water and climate change shape our mental health

    Pollution's mental toll: How air, water and climate change shape our mental health

    The Allegheny Front and Environmental Health News investigated the mental health impacts of air and water pollution and climate change in western Pennsylvania. 

    We found alarming evidence that residents throughout the region are likely suffering changes to their brains due to pollution in the surrounding environment. Reporting also uncovered the growing gap in mental health care as more people are traumatized by worsening climate change.

    More at https://www.alleghenyfront.org/mentalhealth

    • 29 min
    Climate change solutions in Central Pennsylvania; the struggles of farming

    Climate change solutions in Central Pennsylvania; the struggles of farming

    A new collaboration hopes to get people in Central Pennsylvania talking about climate change. We also examine the mental health struggles of farmers, and how an aging farming population in Pennsylvania means that the future of small family farming is changing. 

    • 28 min
    Opposition to offshore wind; Elk corridor; GASP's new leader

    Opposition to offshore wind; Elk corridor; GASP's new leader

    Some people along the coast of New Jersey are saying no to offshore wind power. They worry about preserving the character and natural beauty of NJ beaches. We talk with the new leader of a clean air watchdog group in Pittsburgh. A professor wants to create a corridor throughout the Appalachians for elk. Our reporter escapes to the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail.

    • 28 min
    Hunters and anglers on climate; creating free-flowing rivers

    Hunters and anglers on climate; creating free-flowing rivers

    Climate change is making it harder to hunt and fish. An advocacy group wants hunters and anglers to speak out. Taking down dams to create a free-flowing Mahoning River is not without controversy. Consumer choices are hard when you want to do good for the environment. One expert says don't sweat the small stuff.

    • 28 min
    Metal recycler in Allegheny County the target of EPA; Light pollution to be curbed in Pittsburgh

    Metal recycler in Allegheny County the target of EPA; Light pollution to be curbed in Pittsburgh

    Metalico, a metal recycler on Neville Island in Allegheny County, is now the target of EPA. It has been a nuisance to the community for years. Pittsburgh has a new light pollution ordinance. An astronomer advocates for dark skies. Criminal charges against a pipeline company do little to spark action in the Pa. legislature.

    • 28 min

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Best podcast ever

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