Rank #1: Episode for July 12, 2019
Families with high levels of PFAS chemicals in their well water are in limbo. We look at a landfill's effort to turn trash into fuel and a Delaware River hotdog stand. Pipeline protesters no longer face trespassing charges after reaching an agreement with prosecutors. A former Obama official and Harvard law professor gives her take on Trump's environmental efforts.
Rank #2: Episode for August 9, 2019
A conservation group is working to keep purple martins in our region, but loss of habitat, invasive species and now climate change threaten the bird. A pioneering mussel researcher reflects on her career trying to save this freshwater animal. A study links fracking with anxiety and depression in pregnant women. Climate change will cause people to have to leave their homes. We have the story of two brothers.
Rank #3: Episode for August 2, 2019
Some hope a shutdown of an oil refinery can be an example of a just transition that benefits workers, community and environment. A new book tells the story of a clean energy pioneer trying to get wind power to where it's needed most. We fact-checked President Trump's environmental claims. The community sounds off on a clean air settlement with U.S. Steel.
Rank #4: Episode for July 26, 2019
Scientists are trying to learn more about unique wetlands full of carnivorous plants, rare birds and floating sphagnum moss. A rare butterfly has found refuge at a military base. President Trump made good on a promise to fund the sandy restoration of popular beaches on Lake Erie. Plus, how to become a watershed steward.
Rank #5: Episode for July 19, 2019
Ohio residents are starting their own health registry for people who live near oil and gas infrastructure. A halted pipeline project in West Virginia has divided many in the state. Citizen scientists are helping researchers monitor firefly populations. And Monet and modern air pollution.