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Caption: Children protest at Love Canal, Credit: Center for Health, Environment & Justice
This week marked the 40th anniversary of the federal emergency declaration at Love Canal, the New York neighborhood endanger by industrial pollutio...

Bought by WDET Detroit Public Radio, WAMC, and North Country Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 10, 2018
  • Length: 05:12
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Lake Superior beach near Duluth, Credit: Dan Kraker, Minnesota Public Radio
Here's a question for you Great Lakes lovers. Which is the clearest lake? You probably guessed Lake Superior. Well, that was true for a long time. ...

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


  • Added: Nov 03, 2017
  • Length: 03:38
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Tony David (right) and an apprentice, Angelo Johnson (left) look out over the water where the dam used to be., Credit: Veronica Volk
Seventy-two dams in the U-S were demolished last year; and hundreds more were removed in the past decade. Most are taken down as part of an effort ...

Bought by WRVO Public Media, North Country Public Radio, WCPN, WCMU, WAMC and more


  • Added: Sep 01, 2017
  • Length: 04:16
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: The Admiral shipwreck, Credit: Marc Duncan
There’s more than just fish and sand in the Great Lakes – there are thousands of ships, airplanes, and other vehicles under the water. A story on ...

Bought by WAMC, PRX Remix, WRVO Public Media, WCMU, WXXI and more


  • Added: Jul 21, 2017
  • Length: 03:34
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Students build a tugboat at The Maritime Academy of Toledo, Credit: Timothy Dubravetz
The Maritime Academy of Toledo is one of 56 schools around the country that incorporate skills like boat building and seamanship into its curriculum.

Bought by WDET Detroit Public Radio, WRVO Public Media, North Country Public Radio, WXXI, WCPN and more


  • Added: Nov 16, 2016
  • Length: 03:38
  • Purchases: 7
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
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This month marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s visit to Buffalo New York -- a day that helped clean up waterways across the...

Bought by WABE, WCPN, North Country Public Radio, WBFO, and WXXI


  • Added: Aug 19, 2016
  • Length: 03:43
  • Purchases: 5
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: Swansea Water Manager Robert Marquis
Our biggest source of freshwater is running out -- everywhere.

Bought by WABE, WLPR, and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Jul 23, 2015
  • Length: 06:31
  • Purchases: 3
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Our relationship with water is changing, and we can’t ignore that water’s moods are getting a lot more dramatic.

Bought by WLPR and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Jul 23, 2015
  • Length: 08:13
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Louisiania bayou
Five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, not everyone is “back to normal.” On this edition, we follow BP’s trail fro...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Apr 08, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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There’s a new push to get tourists in New Orleans off bourbon street and into nature. Eco-tourism is the new way to explore Louisiana according to ...

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Dec 08, 2014
  • Length: 04:34
  • Purchases: 1
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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: The Bulkley River in British Columbia., Credit: Wikipedia user Heqs
In Canada, people are rallying to support an Indigenous community in northern British Columbia that is claiming its sovereignty over the land and m...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2013
  • Length: 05:39
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: The Field Trip Podcast logo, Credit: Mike Smith
Here's the first episode in our “Summer Dispatches” series, in which reporter Megan Molteni braves the scarred landscape of Colorado Springs after...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2012
  • Length: 13:57
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With gold continuing to sell at historically high prices, the hunt for the shiny mineral is alive and well. Mostly. In 2009, California outlawed a ...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 19, 2012
  • Length: 08:41
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Yellowstone flyover 2, Credit: K. Gourlay
Whitebark pine trees, once a feature of the mountainous west, are under attack. Nearly two-thirds have died from beetle attacks and other causes, h...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Mar 17, 2012
  • Length: 05:56
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Looking up and out of the mouth of Horse Cave, Kentucky, Credit: K. Gourlay
Caves may lie beneath our radar, but they play an important role in many Southeastern U.S. ecosystems. They filter water and shelter diverse wildli...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, WAMC, and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 15, 2012
  • Length: 03:44
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Marty Whiteman found himself in a struggle with Chesapeake Energy, which leased the gas under his farm. , Credit: Reid R. Frazier
What happens when your land sits on top of a rich natural gas deposit, but you don't own the mineral rights. In Wetzel County, West Virginia, many ...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2012
  • Length: 07:05
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The Northwest has several crop quarantine zones to control the spread of diseases. In southern Idaho, a quarantine zone helps protect the states l...

Bought by WABE, Spokane Public Radio, and KISU


  • Added: Nov 12, 2011
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Pioneer apple varieties found along the Salmon River, Credit: Guy Hand
Producer Guy Hand jet boats into Idaho's River of No Return Wilderness with a team searching for remote and abandoned pioneer-era apple orchards. T...

Bought by Boise State Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, and KISU


  • Added: Oct 29, 2011
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 5
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: Coal miner, Larry Myer., Credit: Kimberly Paynter
Coal produces nearly half the electricity in the U.S., but the mercury, sulfur dioxide and carbon dioxide it emits also make it one of the most con...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, Louisville Public Media, Oregon Public Broadcasting, WRFA-LP, West Virginia Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Sep 27, 2011
  • Length: 04:10
  • Purchases: 11
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