For Europe, natural gas itself isn’t the problem. It’s the supply chain.
Oct 3, 2022

For Europe, natural gas itself isn’t the problem. It’s the supply chain.

Europe wants to stockpile natural gas imports, but there are big hurdles. Plus, the climate crisis could make coal pollution worse.

Segments From this episode

Rising interest rates are hitting manufacturing

Oct 3, 2022
Businesses are scaling back their expectations for 2023 accordingly.
Though demand for things like new cars proved a boon to manufacturing during the pandemic, companies have begun to budget more conservatively amid rising interest rates.
Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images

Europe would love to stockpile U.S. natural gas. Shipping bottlenecks stand in the way.

Oct 3, 2022
There aren't enough ships to carry liquefied natural gas, nor enough port facilities to load and unload it.
A liquefied natural gas terminal being built in Germany. Europe has a limited number of port facilities to load and unload LNG.
Focke Strangmann/AFP via Getty Images

Study finds persistent coal ash pollution in lakes

Oct 3, 2022
Climate events like more intense hurricanes are spreading the byproduct of burning coal to water used for drinking and recreation.
The coal ash left behind when coal is burned for electricity contains carcinogens and neurotoxins. Wind turbines, like the one above, are favored as an alternative by advocates of battling climate change and reducing pollution.
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

This Tennessee library can offer more services — when it pays as much as McDonald's

“We don't have enough people to add new things," like social services, says the director of the Marshall County Memorial system.
"We have people who come to the library who need help with housing or help with food," says Jennifer Pearson, director of the Marshall County Memorial Library System.
Brandon Bell/Getty Images

How retailers are trying to beat forecasts of a slower holiday season

Oct 3, 2022
Stores are luring shoppers with unique items or running early sales.
Shoppers in a mall during last year's holiday season. Amid projections of soft consumer sales, retailers are starting promotions earlier than ever.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

Napa Valley's vineyards are in "climate crisis," winemaker says

Oct 3, 2022
Between heat waves, droughts and wildfires, the grapes of California's wine region are suffering nature's wrath. Producers are trying to adapt.
The climate crisis, which worsens drought and wildfires, is changing agriculture. That includes vineyards.
Samuel Corum/AFP via Getty Images

Music from the episode

Adventure Monster Rally
Brave New World The Foreign Exchange
Made Me On Poolside
Hard to Say Goodbye Washed Out
Plate Richard Houghten
Red Bull and Hennessy Jenny Lewis

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Andie Corban Producer I
Sarah Leeson Producer I
Sean McHenry Director & Associate Producer II
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer I
Dylan Miettinen Associate Digital Producer