PNS Daily Newscast - May 26, 2020 

University of California gets high marks for shelving standardized test scores during the pandemic; and the work-from-home trend could be a boon for people with disabilities.

2020Talks - May 26, 2020 

Monday was Memorial Day. More than 100,000 people in the five major U.S. territories are military veterans, but can't vote for commander-in-chief. Plus, Puerto Rico has a statehood referendum this November.

Archive: April 4, 2016

Some experts contend light pollution has negative impacts on the environment and health, and wastes energy. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. – The same streetlights, headlights and signs that keep Michigan streets, homes and businesses visible in the night also are a major distraction for stargazers. So during International Dark Sky Week, which begins today, Michigan's state parks are inviting residents to come and ...Read More

Backyard composting can control weeds and prevent soil erosion. (Pixabay)

DES MOINES, Iowa – While it may seem like a stinky thing to do, experts say composting is very beneficial for yards, the environment and the pocketbook. Trish Radke, program coordinator for Metro Waste Authority, says Iowans who want to improve the conditions of their backyards should look i ...Read More

A broad coalition is stepping up in defense of the EPA's Clean Power Plan. (Pixabay)

DENVER - Faith leaders, elected officials, public health experts and environmental advocates have filed statements in support of the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is considering a case brought by industry groups a ...Read More

One of the state's top lawyers says the Granite State already is getting plenty of power from renewable sources, and that's why the state would gain if the D.C. Circuit upholds the EPA's Clean Power Plan. (Ceinturion)

CONCORD, N.H. - The Granite State has a major stake in a pending lawsuit that challenges the Clean Power Plan, and a key lawyer at the Office of the Attorney General says New Hampshire deserves to get credit where credit is due. The EPA's plan to reduce carbon emissions is being challenged by 27 s ...Read More

A broad coalition filed papers Friday in support of the Clean Power Plan. (ChristofferRiemer)

AUGUSTA, Maine – Both sides are preparing for the next round in the legal battle over the Clean Power Plan and the EPA's authority to regulate carbon and greenhouse gas emissions to curb climate change. State House Assistant Majority Leader Sara Gideon says for many Mainers, climate change u ...Read More

Florida flooding is projected to be worse than expected in a new Antarctic ice melt study. (U.S. Navy/Wikimedia Commons)

MIAMI – A new estimate that sea levels will rise up to 6 feet by the end of this century could be seen as an impending disaster for Florida – or an opportunity – according to a science advocacy group. The new ice melt information published in the scientific journal Nature is "ala ...Read More

Consumer Reports says New Mexico is among the worst of the 50 states when it comes to finding information online about your doctor. (iStock)

SANTA FE, N.M. – Finding out if your doctor has ever been disciplined by a state medical board can be a daunting task under the best of circumstances, and some states make it even tougher. According to Consumer Reports, New Mexico ranks among the most difficult states for finding out if your ...Read More

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