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Wildfire victims rebuild all solar, all electric homes with help from their community energy program. Hear one family's story, learn what makes a h...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and KRZA


  • Added: Oct 13, 2018
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 2
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There’s a very robust debate going on right now as to exactly how much sea level rise we’re in for, and the Cliffs Notes version is that it’s betwe...

  • Added: Aug 11, 2016
  • Length: 22:05
Caption: Sword and Scale Episode 10
If you had to choose a method of execution for yourself, which would you choose? What if you learned that what is considered the most "humane" meth...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:10:37
Caption: Searsville Dam, Credit: Wikimedia commons user Gazebo
The Searsville Dam is causing big trouble on the peninsula. The 122-year-old, 65-foot-tall dam is closed to the public, hidden away on 1,200 acres ...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2015
  • Length: 06:41
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
Caption: Felix Smith, Credit: Kerry Klein
Kesterson Wildlife Refuge had a little known problem back in 1982: selenium contamination was leading to birth defects and death in fish and birds....

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Oct 06, 2014
  • Length: 16:03
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: A rendering of the 'Sunny Side' section of Parisite Skate Park, Credit: Emilie Taylor / Tulane City Center
There are many ways to handle neighborhood flooding, beyond pumping stations and sewers. Some cities have realized that skate parks, of all places,...

  • Added: May 20, 2014
  • Length: 04:39
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What would you do if you were headmistress of a school with no water--none for drinking, none for cleaning, none for flushing, none? Here is the st...

  • Added: May 14, 2014
  • Length: 19:41
Caption: The Bay Area Bike Share station in front of San Francisco City Hall, Credit: Isabel Angell
The success of Bay Area Bike Share depends on one place: downtown San Francisco. Back in August, the program. made a well-calculated gamble and stu...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 07:24
Caption: Mike Parker reviewing his energy bill, Credit: Laura Flynn
You might have heard about CleanPowerSF. It’s a program that would allow San Franciscans to choose where their electricity comes from. This model o...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2013
  • Length: 10:39
Caption: Pennsylvania farmer sees fracking's effects on farms., Credit: Credit Under CC license from Flickr user Public Herald
Hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as “fracking,” could be a revenue bonanza for California. The nation’s largest reserve of deep-rock oil is in ...

  • Added: Sep 02, 2013
  • Length: 08:33
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
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This year’s outbreak of the West Nile virus is breaking records, with over 1500 cases reported so far. One researcher believes that decreasing the ...

Bought by KENW


  • Added: Sep 07, 2012
  • Length: 02:32
  • Purchases: 1
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
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
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: City recycling worker, Credit: QUEST
Until very recently Philadelphians recycled a dismal five-percent of their trash. But all that began to change a few years ago when the city steppe...

Bought by WAMC and WTIP


  • Added: Aug 04, 2011
  • Length: 04:21
  • Purchases: 2
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Here's one silver lining to a slow economy: High recycling rates. Americans are wasting far less, and recycling far more. Nowhere is the trend as s...

Bought by KZYX, WRVO Public Media, WTIP, and WAMC


  • Added: Aug 04, 2011
  • Length: 04:54
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Fisherman Joe MacEnulty unloads salmon from the Melissa Jo at Pillar Point Harbor in Princeton-by-the-Sea. , Credit: Matthew Sumner
This spring marks the first time in three years that fishermen have been able to land Sacramento River Chinook since salmon populations crashed in ...

  • Added: Jun 08, 2011
  • Length: 07:13
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On this edition, we’ll hear part two of a documentary called Heavy Weather, produced by freelancer Barbara Bernstein. She’ll look at how climate c...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2010
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Tillamook Floodplain, Credit: Barbara Bernstein
On this edition, we’ll hear part one of a documentary called Heavy Weather, produced by freelancer Barbara Bernstein. She’ll explore the connection...

Bought by WUAL and The Neighborhood


  • Added: Apr 13, 2010
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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