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Canada is moving to legalize recreational use of marijuana, and officials predict that it’s likely to happen by the end of the year. As pot supplie...

Bought by WDET Detroit Public Radio, WCPN, WVBI-LP, North Country Public Radio, WAMC and more


  • Added: May 29, 2018
  • Length: 04:11
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Richard Pace, Credit: Matt Richmond, ideastream
Cleveland, which sits on Lake Erie, has big plans for building homes and shop along its waterfront. But the city faces some major obstacles – like ...

Bought by WXXI, WCPN, and WBFO


  • Added: May 18, 2017
  • Length: 03:36
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Palisades Nuclear Power Plant in Covert, Mich., Credit: File photo, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Decades ago, the Great Lakes shoreline was a popular spot to build nuclear power plants, because there was plenty of water to cool reactors. Now, s...

Bought by WDET Detroit Public Radio, WLPR, WCMU, WBFO, and North Country Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 12, 2017
  • Length: 03:32
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: A plastic bag washed up on the beach at the Erie Basin Marina., Credit: Veronica Volk
Plastic bags are all around us, especially in the checkout lanes of grocery stores. They're also a persistent litter problem on land and along the ...

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


  • Added: Mar 31, 2017
  • Length: 03:43
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: by ANGELICA A. MORRISON / Lake Effect Furies skirmish, Credit: by ANGELICA A. MORRISON / Lake Effect Furies skirmish
Residents along the Great Lakes corridor are very familiar with lake effect snows. When cold dry air passes over the lakes, it generates enough sno...

Bought by WDET Detroit Public Radio, WCPN, WAMC, WCMU, Interlochen Public Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 16, 2017
  • Length: 03:44
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Patrick Robinson goes to catch a fish in Elk Creek, Credit: Elizabeth Miller
As winter sets in, Americans who live along the Great Lakes are bundling up. But another season is underway – and it brings an economic bump to an ...

Bought by WXXI, WCMU, and WCPN


  • Added: Dec 22, 2016
  • Length: 03:39
  • Purchases: 3
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Colorado is one of many states that has tried to create a cash for recycling program, or bottle bill. However, opposition from some surprising sour...

  • Added: Jul 10, 2015
  • Length: 06:31
Caption: A mountain of mattresses in West Oakland, Credit: Todd Whitney
For over a decade, Oakland has attempted to abate the illegal dumping of mattresses, electronics, furniture, and other large items onto city street...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2015
  • Length: 07:20
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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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Gas prices in California are always a big problem. And this year, the average price per gallon is set to hit four dollars – the highest average eve...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2013
  • Length: 05:10
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In February, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved the expansion of an existing ban on plastic, single-use bags to apply to restaurants, ...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2012
  • Length: 07:57
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KALW's Angela Johnston goes fishing for answers about varying costs of seafood.

  • Added: Oct 21, 2012
  • Length: 05:59
Caption: Harold Blackledge, a 79-year-old agricultural pilot, stands in front of his 1975 Piper Pawnee Brave in one of his hangars at the Watonga Regional Airport. The drought — the worst he’s seen — has dried up aerial spraying work in Oklahoma, he says., Credit: Joe Wertz
The drought that settled into Oklahoma last year is getting worse. And it’s hurting business owners such as Harold Blackledge, an agricultural pilo...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2012
  • Length: 03:30
Caption: Tony Lanz (left) and Noel Yakubu (right) suit up for work at EPA lead remediation site, Credit: Callie Shanafelt
The city of Oakland has received more than $140 million in stimulus money over the past three years for workforce development and energy efficiency...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2011
  • Length: 08:43
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Cleanup is continuing along the Yellowstone River in south-east Montana where an estimated 42,000 gallons of crude oil spewed from a burst ExxonMob...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Jul 05, 2011
  • Length: 03:24
  • Purchases: 1
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They say death, like taxes, is one of the few certain things in life. But the way that culture deals with death is not a static institution. In New...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2011
  • Length: 04:17
Caption: http://peopleswaterboard.blogspot.com/  , Credit: Detroit Peoples Water Board
In Detroit, the price of water is so high that for some, it’s out of reach. In response, citizens have come together to form the Detroit People’s ...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2010
  • Length: 09:03
Caption: Vast potato fields in Eastern Idaho, Credit: Guy Hand
The local food movement is beginning to threaten global agricultural brands like the iconic Idaho potato.

  • Added: Sep 08, 2010
  • Length: 06:12
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Charlotte officials are touting the region's potential as a green energy hub. But so are hundreds of other cities. Is there any substance to the ...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2009
  • Length: 04:03
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A business model that creates worker-owned green businesses and healthy jobs for low-income women.

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Oct 29, 2009
  • Length: 07:32
  • Purchases: 1
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Duke Energy is now renting business rooftops to set up a distributed solar network. The project has timely benefits for several North Carolina bus...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2009
  • Length: 02:35
Caption: Dead Pine Beetles, Credit: Emilie Ritter
Pine Bark Beetles are turning green trees red

  • Added: Aug 20, 2009
  • Length: 05:02
Caption: A cownose ray at L.D. Amory & Co., Credit: Alex Halperin
The cownose ray is a nuisance fish. Could it become the next great bar snack?

Bought by WILL and WAMC


  • Added: Jul 20, 2009
  • Length: 03:42
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Marty Walsh hangs his sign at Geekhouse Bicycles., Credit: Jonathan Simmons
Marty Walsh of Boston's Geekhouse Bicycles received $70,000 in state-monitored federal money in November. Geekhouse is thriving, giving listeners ...

Bought by The Neighborhood


  • Added: Mar 04, 2009
  • Length: 03:36
  • Purchases: 1
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The story explores emerging "green" businesses in Oregon.

Bought by KXOT Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 05, 2009
  • Length: 06:59
  • Purchases: 1