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The stuff in Scotchguard and Teflon coatings is poisoning water supplies and never goes away It's even been found in animals on the North Pole! Wit...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2018
  • Length: 05:27
Caption: New York distillery and fish farm turns waste into supper, Credit: by ANGELICA A. MORRISON
Two companies in the Great Lakes region are teaming up for an unusual experiment in sustainability. They’re starting an aquaculture business. And a...

Bought by WDET Detroit Public Radio, WCPN, WBFO, WAMC, WXXI and more


  • Added: Feb 22, 2018
  • Length: 03:43
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: A photo captured by Ansari 9-24, Credit: Dr. Rafat Ansari
Algae blooms continue to color western Lake Erie a deep green. Now researchers and scientists want to know more about toxins produced by the algae....

Bought by KPIK-LP, WBFO, WOSU, WAMC, WDET Detroit Public Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 13, 2017
  • Length: 03:38
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: A photo of the finished Euclid Creek Tunnel, the first of 7., Credit: Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
Combined sewer overflows are common in over 700 cities and towns in the country. Several cities are under consent decrees to solve this problem --...

Bought by WRVO Public Media, WXXI, WCPN, WCMU, and WBFO


  • Added: Jun 06, 2017
  • Length: 03:33
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: John Gee with Environment and Climate Change Canada stands on a platform overlooking the Randle Reef restoration project., Credit: Veronica Volk
Imagine a huge steel box – whose lid is 10 football fields across. It's being built in Hamilton's harbor on the western end of Lake Ontario. It’s d...

Bought by WMUK, WRVO Public Media, North Country Public Radio, WLPR, WCPN and more


  • Added: Jan 23, 2017
  • Length: 04:32
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Lorry Wagner, CEO of LEEDCo, Credit: Elizabeth Miller
The nation's first offshore wind farm recently began operating in New England, and developers now are eying vast body of water: the Great Lakes. Pr...

Bought by WXXI, KUVO, WCMU, WRVO Public Media, WDET Detroit Public Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 20, 2016
  • Length: 03:28
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: FEMA trailer with bicycles. , Credit: Courtesy of Akasha Rabut
Ten years later and thousands of miles away, Hurricane Katrina lives on.

  • Added: Dec 02, 2015
  • Length: 27:58
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If you drive north from San Francisco and through most of Marin County, you get to the town of Novato. Turn east from Highway 101 and you run into ...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2013
  • Length: 04:39
Caption: A still from the BioCurious Kickstarter video
When we think of garage scientists, the eccentric, gray-haired Dr. Emmett Brown from Back to the Future might come to mind. But these days, garages...

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Oct 09, 2013
  • Length: 08:47
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Wing sails on San Francisco Bay, Credit: Jason Albert
90% of the world's goods are carried by cargo ships. And the oceans they sail on are streaming with wind: High tech wing sails used on America's Cu...

Bought by Hark!, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WCAI / WNAN, WTIP, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 15, 2013
  • Length: 06:41
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: The CivicCommons.com
Taking care of trash--should we incinerate or not?

  • Added: Apr 14, 2012
  • Length: 28:41
Caption: The coal-fired San Juan Generating Station in New Mexico. , Credit: Matt Preusch
California is known for its "green" reputation. Just look at all the new solar and wind farms popping up around the state. So it might be a surpris...

Bought by Louisville Public Media, Oregon Public Broadcasting, WRFA-LP, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, KUMD and more


  • Added: Sep 27, 2011
  • Length: 05:09
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Taking measurements during carbon storage project in Canton, Ohio., Credit: Courtesy ODNR
Coal generates half of all the electricity in the U.S. It’s also the biggest source of global-warming emissions and other air pollution. The coal i...

Bought by Louisville Public Media, Oregon Public Broadcasting, WRFA-LP, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, KUMD and more


  • Added: Sep 27, 2011
  • Length: 04:05
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: E-waste circuit boards, Credit: QUEST
Every year, Americans throw away more than 300 million outdated lap tops, cell phones, printers, broken computer monitors and old television sets. ...

Bought by KSRQ, WAMC, and WTIP


  • Added: Aug 04, 2011
  • Length: 03:46
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Bioplastic packaging, Credit: QUEST
Companies like Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Heinz ketchup have determined that plastic made from plants — not oil — makes sense both for the environment a...

Bought by Kansas Public Radio, WAMC, and WTIP


  • Added: Aug 04, 2011
  • Length: 04:40
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Bike Sharing Kiosk in Paris
A piece on Boston's plan to create a fleet of city bicycles for public use.

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: May 21, 2009
  • Length: 04:43
  • Purchases: 1
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A look at the challenges of wind power development in rural areas, and what the election could mean for the future of wind.

Bought by KOSU, KDNK, WILL, and KBIA


  • Added: Oct 01, 2008
  • Length: 05:18
  • Purchases: 4
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Why your central AC unit sucks way more juice than it should

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and WABE


  • Added: Sep 17, 2008
  • Length: 05:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Is the much-maligned electric car poised for a comeback?

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and KGOU


  • Added: Jun 19, 2008
  • Length: 08:58
  • Purchases: 2
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What's coming out of that local cement plant?

Bought by KGOU


  • Added: Jun 18, 2008
  • Length: 05:05
  • Purchases: 1
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How can you tell if a carbon offset is just hype?

  • Added: Mar 03, 2008
  • Length: 05:02
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Who will be the Googles and Yahoos of clean tech?

Bought by KLCC


  • Added: Jan 07, 2008
  • Length: 05:04
  • Purchases: 1
From: KQED
Series: QUEST
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Solar and wind get all the press, but geothermal is poised for a comeback

Bought by WBEZ and WAMC


  • Added: Oct 16, 2007
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 2
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The light bulb as we know it is being outlawed.

Bought by KVMR


  • Added: Jun 11, 2007
  • Length: 03:44
  • Purchases: 1
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A group of Fresno businessmen is challenging California's 31 year-old ban on new nuclear power plants.

Bought by 90.5 WSNC and NPR Station Showcase with PRX


  • Added: May 30, 2007
  • Length: 06:01
  • Purchases: 2