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Caption: Diver prepares to head into waters of Lake Huron, Credit: Ben Thorp
Scientists are trying to figure out how Earth developed an atmosphere rich in oxygen. The answer to this billion-year-old mystery may lie in an unl...

Bought by Delta College Public Radio, WXXI, Interlochen Public Radio, WCPN, North Country Public Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 24, 2016
  • Length: 03:29
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: The Homer City Generating Station in Pennsylvania., Credit: Reid Frazier
How do you clean up 100,000 tons of air pollution? Boatloads of air filters, and some basic high school chemistry. This story takes the listener in...

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Dec 18, 2015
  • Length: 04:25
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Chuck Earnest's rice fields near Steele, Mo., are a waterfowl sanctuary during the non-growing season., Credit: Kristofor Husted
For such a small region, this sprawling landscape of the Bootheel has some of the most productive farmland in the U.S. A solid water supply and nut...

  • Added: Jun 03, 2015
  • Length: 06:50
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Outspent 3 to 1 by multinational seed companies, the citizens of Jackson County, Oregon successfully campaigned to ban GMO crops.

  • Added: Jun 09, 2014
  • Length: 07:42
Caption: New Bedford Harbor, Credit: Derek Hawkins (cc)
New Bedford Harbor ranks among the worst harbors in the country for surface oil spills. Harbor officials and environmental groups can’t even agree ...

  • Added: Jun 03, 2013
  • Length: 06:50
Caption: A Chesapeake Energy rig in Carroll County, Ohio, where fracking is taking place in Amish communities. , Credit: Reid R. Frazier
In Ohio, some of the best pockets of oil and gas in the East run right under Amish country. Reid Frazier found the drilling boom is confronting the...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2013
  • Length: 06:37
Caption: Imerman Park sits on the flood plain of the Tittabawassee River.  Signs along the trail warn visitors about dioxin contamination in some of the park's soil., Credit: Shawn Allee
Shawn Allee looks at a dioxin and soil study and how the science might influence other clean-ups around the country.

  • Added: Nov 06, 2009
  • Length: 03:37
Caption: Fish advisories dot the banks of the Tittabawassee and  Saginaw Rivers.  Various forms or pollution, including historical dioxin pollution from Dow Chemical, have led to warnings to avoid certain species of fish and limit consumption for them.  Pregnant w, Credit: Shawn Allee
Shawn Allee finds old dioxin pollution from a Dow chemical plant poses a health risk today.

  • Added: Nov 06, 2009
  • Length: 03:29