One word comes to mind when we think about the environmental news that’s been a conversation starter in St. Louis in 2015: landfills. Specifically, what is going on at the Bridgeton and West Lake landfills north St. Louis County. On Wednesday’s “St. Louis on the Air,” St. Louis Public Radio’s science reporter Véronique LaCapra joined the show to discuss the evolution of the landfill situation and other big science, environmental and wildlife news of the year.
Some of the topics we discussed:
- St. Louis’s radioactive legacy
- Bridgeton and West Lake Landfill
- Coldwater Creek
- Climate change
- Coal/coal ash pollution in Labadie
- Carter Carburetor
- New football stadium threatens what remains of St. Louis’ Native American past — and present
- The St. Louis Zoo gets a polar bear
- Insects that communicate via plant stem vibrations
"St. Louis on the Air" discusses issues and concerns facing the St. Louis area. The show is produced by Mary Edwards, Alex Heuer and Kelly Moffitt and hosted by veteran journalist Don Marsh. Follow us on Twitter and join the conversation at @STLonAir.