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PNS Daily Newscast - September 18, 2020 

A federal judge slams the brakes on U.S. Postal Service changes nationwide; and we take you to the state 'out front' for clean elections.

2020Talks - September 18, 2020 

Trump slams the 1619 project on Constitution Day, and Pennsylvania's Supreme Court makes some election changes.

Archive: November 16, 2016

A former environmental lawyer has written a book that says that when done correctly, livestock grazing can have some benefits for the land. (Scott Bauer/USDA)

BILLINGS, Mont. - The ancient plains of Montana once hosted herds of animals that grazed the land. Now, cattle and other domesticated animals do that work. According to former environmental lawyer and author Nicolette Hahn Niman, the planet actually is grazed far less than it used to be. Her book " ...Read More

Foster parents should be allowed to become key partners in the child-welfare system to better assist foster children, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A leading children's advocacy group is calling for a fundamental shift in the culture of child-welfare agencies. According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, foster parents are being routinely left out of key decisions and changing that would help foster kids heal and reunite with t ...Read More

An inventory of Indiana's older forests already has identified more than 1,250 species, with hundreds more still being tallied. (Indiana Forest Alliance)

INDIANAPOLIS - Scientists have spent the past few years in some of Indiana's older forests, trying to inventory flora, fauna and wildlife before the trees are cut down to be sold as timber. The Indiana Forest Alliance has gotten a two-year grant to expand the study. The inventory, known as the Ecob ...Read More

The Bureau of Land Management has finalized a rule to cut down on methane gas wasted at oil and gas well sites through processes such as flaring and venting. (Mason Cummings/The Wilderness Society)

SANTA FE, N.M. - In these waning days of the Obama administration, the Bureau of Land Management just finalized a new set of rules to cut down on natural-gas emissions at well sites on public land. Studies have shown that gas valued at about $330 million is wasted each year through leaks, venting a ...Read More

Google Street View cars have mapped gas leaks in pipelines in 11 U.S. cities so far. (Environmental Defense Fund)

PITTSBURGH - A unique project unveiled Tuesday lets environmentalists and utilities "Google" leaks in gas lines buried under Pittsburgh streets. A Google Street View car equipped with a device that locates and measures methane in the air has been pinpointing pipes that are leaking the potent greenh ...Read More

The transgender students in one Pittsburgh-area high school can use only single-stall restrooms, or ones that don't match their gender identity. (sarahmirk/Wikimedia Commons)

PITTSBURGH - A suburban Pittsburgh school district claims it is within its rights to require transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms that don't match their gender identity - or to use totally separate facilities. The Pine-Richland School District asked a federal court on Monday to di ...Read More

Methane waste from oil and gas production threatens wildlife, according to a new report that also says capturing the gas presents an economic opportunity. (Pixabay)

DENVER - Methane waste from oil and gas production threatens wildlife, but according to a new report by the National Wildlife Federation, capturing the gas also presents an economic opportunity for Colorado businesses and residents. The report linked methane pollution's contribution to climate chan ...Read More

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