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PNS Daily Newscast - October 21, 2019 


G-7 meeting may move to Camp David; conservation groups sound alarm about acting BLM chief; NC suit aims to change solitary confinement policy there; questions about Amazon Ring coordination with police; and microbes might help in earthquakes.

2020Talks - October 21, 2019 


2016 candidate Hillary Clinton says Russia is "grooming" Rep. Tulsi Gabbard for a third-party run. And Sen. Bernie Sanders has biggest Democratic campaign event this season so far.

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Archive: July 27, 2016

This is #WageWeek in North Carolina, a social-media campaign to help raise awareness of unfair pay gaps and a minimum wage that isn't lifting families out of poverty.(Monochrome/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Fair wages are a hot topic at this week's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. In North Carolina, fair wages also are top-of-mind for organizations participating in #WageWeek, a campaign working mostly through social media to raise awareness about the need for fair pay fo ...Read More

Airplanes are expected to emit 43 gigatonnes of greenhouse gas pollution by 2050 if no action is taken. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. — CONCORD, N.H. — Greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft engines endanger public health and welfare, according to new findings from the federal Environmental Protection Agency. The "endangerment finding" report documented the magnitude of a problem that environmentalists hav ...Read More

Conservation groups are asking the State of Montana to tighten regulations on companies disclosing the chemical content used in fracking. (Environmental Defense Fund)

HELENA, Mont. — Two groups petitioned the Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation on Tuesday, asking to close loopholes that they said keep landowners in the dark about potentially toxic chemicals being injected into the ground at drilling sites. Derf Johnson, water program director for th ...Read More

Protesters are criticizing the Bureau of Land Management over a plan to lease land in Payette County for oil and gas drilling. (Environmental Defense Fund)

BOISE, Idaho - Protesters are picketing the Boise field office of the Bureau of Land Management today, showing their opposition to the agency leasing more than 9,200 acres of land in Payette County for oil and gas development. The protest is part of a national "keep it in the ground" movement organ ...Read More

Protesters from Next Gen Climate equate Rep. Cresent Hardy, R-Nev., with Donald Trump and Cliven Bundy outside a hearing on public-lands management in North Las Vegas on Tuesday. (Next Gen Climate)

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Conservation groups protested outside a congressional field hearing held on Tuesday in North Las Vegas, slamming the event as a sham designed to promote the transfer of federal public lands to state control. U.S. Reps. Cresent Hardy, R-Nev., and Rob Bishop, R-Utah, question ...Read More

The group Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper monitors water quality at 11 locations along the Niagara River. (Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper)

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper has been named one of three finalists for a prestigious international award. The Thiess International Riverprize, awarded by the International RiverFoundation in Australia, is given to reward and support outstanding river-management programs. Jill Jed ...Read More

Melissa Sklarz is one of more than 25 transgender delegates at the DNC. (MSklarz)

PHILADELPHIA -- The diversity of delegates to the Democratic National Convention stands in sharp contrast to last week's Republican Convention in Cleveland. There were 18 African American delegates at the RNC - less than one percent of the total. But at the Democratic Convention, there were 71 Afr ...Read More

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