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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 


Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.


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Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Public News Service - CA: Urban Planning/Transportation

California's truck traffic soon may generate power through vibration sensors in the road. (Dodgerton Skillhause/morguefile)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California has almost 400,000 miles of roads and a ton of truck traffic that together may soon become a source of renewable energy. When a truck rumbles down the road, it sends out powerful vibrations, and the state is set to test something called piezoelectric technolog

Clean-energy advocates protest against a power plant proposed for Oxnard at a meeting of the California Public Utilities Commission in December. (Rene Garcia/CAUSE)

SAN FRANCISCO - The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) voted today to approve a permit for a new gas-fired power plant in the City of Oxnard, over the objections of the Oxnard City Council and local clean energy advocates. The Puente Power Project, a 262-megawatt peaker plant backed by NR

The solar PV industry is among the biggest job creators of California's clean-economy industries, says a new report. Credit: Skytech Solar/gosolarcalifornia.ca.gov

Sacramento, Calif. - About 368,000 Californians are working in what's been dubbed the "clean economy," including 71,000 new jobs in the past five years. According to a new report, similar job growth is taking place all along the West Coast as the states work together to reduce the pollution associat

Environmental organizations are criticizing a move by San Diego Gas and Electric to lobby against community energy providers. Credit: Laura Musikanski/Morguefile.

SAN DIEGO – Environmental organizations are mobilizing to fight one of the state's three biggest power companies over an issue known as "community choice aggregation," a movement by cities to create nonprofit agencies to buy and sell power to consumers. San Diego Gas and Electric just announc

A Muni streetcar along the Embarcadero in San Francisco during the December holiday season. Credit: Luciano Mortula/iStockphoto.

BERKELEY, Calif. – Encouraging Californians to use the state's light-rail systems instead of driving is being promoted as one way to combat climate change. A report out today from UC Berkeley and the nonprofit Next 10 rates transit systems like the Metro in Los Angeles and BART in San Francis

The 1989 Loma Prieto earthquake damaged many homes that had garages on the first floor. Credit: edStock/iStockphoto.com

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Supporters of a bill to give tax credits to landlords for earthquake retrofitting are hoping for a vote in the California State Senate before the legislative session ends on Friday. Assembly Bill 428 would cover 30 percent of the cost if the retrofit work is done in the n

California added 1,200 new clean energy jobs, mostly in solar, wind and manufacturing, making it third in the nation for green job growth. Credit: adamkaz/iStockphoto.com.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California is third in the nation in creating green jobs in the second quarter of 2015, behind Texas and Nevada. The ranking comes in a new clean energy jobs report from a national nonpartisan business group called Environmental Entrepreneurs, or E2. E2 Executive Direct

Uber and the AARP subsidiary Life Reimagined are partnering to attract more seniors to drive for Uber. Credit: Warren Goldswain/iStock
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YORBA LINDA, Calif. – Uber is partnering with "Life Reimagined," a subsidiary of AARP, to hire active seniors to become partner-drivers. Nationally, Uber said it needs to add hundreds of thousands of people to its workforce - so "LIfe Reimagined" will offer workshops across California and inf

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