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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: 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Every year, Americans throw away more than 300 million outdated lap tops, cell phones, printers, broken computer monitors and old television sets.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
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Many of Seattle's homeless choose to live in a notorious wooded area called the Jungle.

Bought by WRNC-LP


  • Added: Feb 16, 2008
  • Length: 04:44
  • Purchases: 1
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Ed Paige had been homeless for twenty years. But now, thanks to an innovative housing facility in Portland Maine, Ed finally has a stable place to ...

Bought by WMPG and WXLV-FM


  • Added: Dec 06, 2007
  • Length: 02:28
  • Purchases: 2
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Increased corn ethanol could mean a bigger Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone.

  • Added: Aug 06, 2007
  • Length: 04:13
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Landscape architecture jewel being restored

  • Added: Jul 24, 2007
  • Length: 03:54
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Local officials are fighting invasive species in ways state governments won't.

  • Added: Jul 24, 2007
  • Length: 04:44
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A 70-year-old Southern California business is in jeopardy of being taken by eminent domain.

  • Added: Jun 14, 2007
  • Length: 03:07
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David Kates surveys West Los Angeles residents about whether a light rail line should be routed through a wealthy neighborhood.

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Jun 14, 2007
  • Length: 03:57
  • Purchases: 1
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In many areas of Southern California, the primary language at home is no longer English. David Kates looks at one such community and what a largel...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Jun 07, 2007
  • Length: 11:20
  • Purchases: 1
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The most dangerous city in California actually has much more to offer

  • Added: Jun 19, 2006
  • Length: 06:54