CATEGORY: ENVIRONMENT (POLLUTION) — 01.OCT.2014
Living on Earth
Communities at Odds with States on Fracking Wastewater Zoning —
Fracking wastewater is trucked from Pennsylvania into Ohio, where it is processed and injected into deep wells. Many locals worry about earthquakes and water contamination, but local councils are finding that state rules override citizens' concerns about waste-water well siting.
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Original Show Pub Date: 19.Sep.2014
CATEGORY: ENVIRONMENT (POLLUTION) — 08.OCT.2014
Quirks and Quarks
"Microbead" Plastic Pollution Plagues the St. Lawrence River —
Microplastic beads, often found in industrial and household products like cosmetics and cleaners, are known to pollute ocean water. Now the beads have been found in the sediments of the St. Lawrence for the first time. Anthony Ricciardi, a biologist at McGill University, explains why it was surprising to find this type of pollution in a river, especially in the sediment, and what the impact on river life is.
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Original Show Pub Date: 04.Oct.2014
CATEGORY: ENVIRONMENT (WATER), SPECIES — 28.AUG.2014
The Colorado River—Past, Present, and Future —
Gary Wockner coordinates the Save the Colorado River Campaign, whose mission is to protect and restore the Colorado River and its tributaries from the source to the sea. Topics include the history of the river; water rights and farms vs. cities; impact of dams and water rights on species; and opportunities for improving the river's future.
Original Show Pub Date: 24.Aug.2014
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