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    PNS Daily News - January 29, 20150 


    Among the stories on our nationwide rundown; the Supreme Court temporarily blocks three Oklahoma executions; the EPA is in the news on new smog pollution standards and concerns over factory farm pollution—plus preventing ski and snow boarding deaths.

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PHOTO: A citizen picks up a sign in opposition to hydraulic fracking in Kentucky as she leaves an informational meeting about the technology. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

BEREA, Ky. - Fears of fracking have reached the foothills of central and eastern Kentucky, prompting concerned citizens to quickly organize. Landowners in Madison, Rockcastle and Jackson counties say "land men" from energy companies have been hounding them to sign leases for their property's mineral ...Read More

PHOTO: A new initiative from American Family Children's Hospital is designed to educate parents and young skiers and snowboarders about the dangers of not wearing a helmet while enjoying the sport. Nationally there are 600,000 ski and snowboard injuries reported every year. (Photo credit: Jenniville Ski Resort)

MADISON, Wis. - Six hundred-thousand ski and snowboard injuries are reported every year in the U.S., some in Wisconsin. Dr. Ankush Gosain, a pediatric surgeon with American Family Children's Hospital in Madison, says the number goes up every year. He treats a lot of young people who suffer life-thr ...Read More

PHOTO: Houston is ranked as the sixth most polluted city in the nation in terms of ozone, but improvements could be coming with an EPA proposal to strengthen standards. Photo credit: Matthew Rutledge/Flickr.

ARLINGTON, Texas – Residents of the Lone Star State are among the few getting a chance to comment in person on a proposed national rule to cut smog by the Environmental Protection Agency. Two public hearings on the proposed updates to air-quality standards for ozone are set for today. One ...Read More

PHOTO: A handful of organizations are taking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to court, demanding action on pollution from the country's 20,000 livestock operations. Photo credit: Green Fire Productions/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is being taken to court over the pollution from so-called factory farms in a case that could impact livestock producers and rural residents across Iowa. The petitions, filed in federal court, say the EPA has failed for years to address n ...Read More

PHOTO: The number of calls to poison-control centers about electronic cigarette incidents more than doubled last year, which has prompted the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids to call on the Food and Drug Administration to finalize regulations. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The state wants to educate the public about the negative health effects of electronic cigarettes. Public health officials point to recent reports that found the number of calls to poison-control centers about e-cigarette incidents more than doubled last year. A report from th ...Read More

PHOTO: The EPA holds hearing today on smog pollution and advocates say the updated regulations could impact more than 100,000 in the Granite State who suffer from asthma. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

CONCORD, N.H. – It's an issue that impacts more than 100,000 Granite Staters that suffer from asthma and tens of thousands more. At issue is how the nation should update standards for smog pollution, otherwise known as ground-level ozone. Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director of America ...Read More

PHOTO: Architect Bernard Zyscovich’s plan entails making Miami's Rickenbacker Causeway four lanes instead of six, and using the freed-up space for safer pedestrian and bike travel. Image courtesy of PlanZMiami.com.

MIAMI - Florida's beaches and tropical weather may make the state an appealing vacation destination, but its thoroughfares are gaining a dubious reputation for pedestrians and bicyclists. Last week, a 51-year-old rider was killed and another seriously injured by a drunk driver on one of Miami's mos ...Read More

PHOTO: Indiana is now the 28th state to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. The program will be run under the state’s Healthy Indiana Plan, and expands eligibility to those earning up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level. Photo credit: MDGboston/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - Within days, hundreds of thousands of people could be covered by Indiana's newly expanded Medicaid program. Immediately after Gov. Mike Pence announced federal approval of the expansion through the Healthy Indiana Plan on Tuesday, the Family and Social Service Administration began ta ...Read More

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