Environment

Environment
5:00 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

The Strange Life, Death and Reproductive Cycle of an Endangered Mussel

Biologists seed the mussels in the bed of the Green River.
Erica Peterson WFPL

Tigers, grizzly bears, sea turtles and humpback whales have long been mascots of endangered species. But then…there's the pink mucket, which once peppered river bottoms in Kentucky, but has been decimated by pollution.

Earlier this week, a team of scientists ventured into the Green River in an effort to reintroduce lab-grown pink muckets into their natural habitat.

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Environment
12:00 pm
Mon August 1, 2011

Coal Ash Scares, Sickens Southwest Louisville Neighborhood

The smokestacks above Louisville Gas and Electric's Cane Run Power Station.
Erica Peterson WFPL

You can’t see the smokestacks of the Cane Run Power Station from Stephanie Hogan’s home, even though she lives a block away. And while the power plant isn’t visible, it’s still a looming presence in Hogan’s life.

“Oh, he breathes so bad, he sounds like Darth Vader.” Hogan shakes her head, and her two-year-old son Cody wheezes. “You ain’t even been running.”

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