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PNS Daily Newscast - September 20, 2019 


A whistleblower complaint against President Trump sets off tug-of-war between Congress and the White House; and students around the world strike today to demand action on climate change.

2020Talks - September 20, 2019. (3 min.)  


Climate change is a big issue this election season, and global climate strikes kick off, while UAW labor strikes continue.

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Public News Service - IA: Toxics

Parkersburg, IA – In the wake of Sunday's tornado, the cleanup can be almost as dangerous as the storm that caused it, as homeowners in Parkersburg and New Hartford now face the task of removing debris. Bret Vorhees with the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management says, o

Des Moines, IA – Retailers across Iowa are actively promoting compact fluorescent light bulbs, and millions of the energy-efficient, long-lasting bulbs are expected to be sold over the coming years. Amy Horst with Metro Waste Authority cautions that Iowans should take some special care when

Des Moines, IA – New high-definition televisions were all the rage this holiday. A consequence, however, is that record numbers of older, worn-out television sets, which contain hazardous materials, will be thrown away. Amy Horst with Metro Waste Authority says Iowans have a better option th

Des Moines, IA - Think twice about how you clear that sidewalk outside your home this winter. Already this year, tons of salt have been applied to roads, sidewalks, and driveways to clear them of ice. By spring, all of that salt eventually is washed away, and much of it ends up in the state's river

Des Moines, IA – Decades ago, a river in Cleveland, Ohio, was so polluted that it actually caught fire. The public outrage over that incident was the inspiration for the federal Clean Water Act, which was passed 35 years ago this week. Niela Seaman with the Iowa Sierra Club says before the Act

Des Moines, IA – Iowa is at the forefront of the move to biofuel production, but the National Academy of Sciences has released a report warning of increased water pollution and local water shortages unless Congress adequately funds conservation programs in the next U.S. Farm Bill. Both Iowa Se

Two years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and much of the gulf coast, a threat lingers for school children who have returned to their neighborhoods. More than 30 New Orleans schoolyards have tested positive for arsenic. Dr. Gina Solomon, a senior scientist at the Natural Resources De

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