GROUNDWATERWhat's Up and Underground in Las Animas County?
Homeowners in Southeast Colorado have water wells contaminated with a chemical known as "Tert-butyl alcohol" or "TBA." TBA is a man-made substance found in many household items such as perfumes, cosmetics and paint removers— and is sometimes used in fracking. Could nearby gas drilling be to blame?
AGRICULTURETank to Table: Growing Food Sustainably With Aquaponics
Aquaponics is a system for growing food that combines aquaculture (raising fish in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. It’s a growing movement in Colorado where years of drought have caused residents to view their water differently.
RADIO POSTCARDWant to Save the Amazon? Think Like An Ant.
Yasuni National Park in Ecuador— the most biodiverse place on earth is at risk from oil development. The local indigenous Kichwa people think they know what's best for the Amazon and how to protect it. They've developed an award-winning model of eco-tourism that's providing the jobs, schools and healthcare they need. And all it took was having the mindset of a leaf-cutter ant.
March 1, 2015
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