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PNS Daily Newscast - July 14, 2020 


The Trump administration issues talking points challenging health expert Fauci; Latinos challenge voting system in Washington State.

2020Talks - July 14, 2020 


Maine has its statewide primaries today; Texas and Alabama have primary runoffs. And lawsuits abound against the White House's new ICE rule, threatening to deport international students taking only online courses.

Public News Service - CT: Environment

The Great Island marsh at the mouth of the Connecticut River is part of the proposed Connecticut National Estuarine Research Reserve. (Kevin O'Brien)

GROTON, Conn. -- Connecticut soon may get a special reserve to spotlight its estuaries -- where the Connecticut and Thames rivers meet Long Island Sound. It doesn't have an official name yet, but the public can learn more about the proposed National Estuarine Research Reserve at an online public mee

Civilian Conservation Corps crews completed the Ellie Mitchell Pavilion in Rocky Neck State Park in 1936. (Edward Fritzen/Flickr)

ROCKY NECK STATE PARK, Conn. - Environmental groups are calling on Congress to revive the Civilian Conservation Corps, in order to put people back to work while at the same time, improving beaches, trails and forests. Connecticut state parks are dotted with stone structures, trails and roads that

Environmental groups would like to see programs that encourage owners of new buildings to go all-electric instead of relying on fossil fuels such as natural gas or heating oil. (Donnie B/Morguefile)

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Today is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and, although in many ways Connecticut is greener than ever, there's still plenty of work to be done. Since the first Earth Day in 1970, environmental laws have cut industrial pollution and introduced recycling. However, Samantha Dynowsk

Connecticut has the fifth highest share of electricity provided by nuclear power in the nation, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. (Ralf Vetterle/Pixabay)

HARTFORD, Conn. -- The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative has lowered power plant emissions dramatically in the Northeast, but Connecticut has made little progress by comparison. The program, known as RGGI, sets a carbon cap. It has helped reduce power plant emissions by close to 50% over the cour

A proposal by Senate minority leader Charles Schumer would help build the charging stations needed for the transition to electric vehicles. (rh2010/Adobe Stock)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Clean air advocates say combating climate change requires switching from gas-powered cars to clean electric vehicles, and a bill being proposed in Washington could jump-start that transition. Senate minority leader Charles Schumer of New York has proposed a sweeping measure

Electrifying passenger vehicles and buses will improve air quality and reduce operating costs for vehicle owners and taxpayers. (baranq/Adobe Stock)

HARTFORD, Conn. – A new analysis says Connecticut could see major gains from a new approach to transportation. The report from the Acadia Center shows that a well-designed transportation cap-and-invest policy could help the state put more than $2.7 billion into clean transportation by 2030,

Rising sea levels could drive the saltmarsh sparrow to extinction within 50 years. (CT Audubon Society)

HARTFORD, Conn. — A new bill in Congress would bring millions of dollars to help at-risk wildlife in Connecticut. The Recovering America's Wildlife Act, introduced with bipartisan support in the House last Friday, would send $1.3 billion of general revenue each year to states for implementat

The Environmental Protection Agency says the air is getting cleaner while it is attempting to roll back clean air regulations. (pxhere)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Obey the law by reducing interstate air pollution – that's the message environmental groups want a federal court to deliver to the Environmental Protection Agency. Smog-forming air pollution follows the wind, and in 2015 the EPA determined that planned actions in stat

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