PNS Daily Newscast - June 1, 2020 

Protests over Floyd killing go global, as U.S. demonstrations focus on multiple recent victims of alleged lethal police misconduct.

2020Talks - June 1, 2020 

Protests continued over the weekend in police killing of George Floyd, with law enforcement in some cities using force against demonstrators. Former VP Joe Biden urged against violence.

Public News Service - IA: Energy Policy

Des Moines, IA – Gasoline prices are inching down. In Iowa, they've fallen more than 50 cents a gallon since mid-July. But now is not the time to return to gas-guzzling driving habits of the past, warns the Iowa Environmental Council (IEC). Energy experts attribute the recent gas and oil pri

Des Moines, IA – Iowa farmers are faced with a choice when it comes to wind power: build their own wind turbines or lease their property to a developer who'll do it. There are legal issues and insurance issues to consider, besides the actual building of the turbine. To help landowners decide,

Des Moines, IA – Record high prices of crude oil and gasoline make headlines almost daily, but constant increases in the cost of natural gas and propane have gone almost unnoticed by the media. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program has been tracking the rise, however. Spokesperson Jerr

Des Moines, IA – With the high cost of energy these days, Iowa farmers are looking into every possibility for increasing their cash flow. One way to do that may be to own and operate a wind turbine, according to Leigh Adcock with the Iowa Farmers Union. "With energy costs skyrocketing, all of

Des Moines, IA – Last year, 3,200 new wind turbines were installed nationwide, including many in Iowa. More turbines on the Iowa landscape mean a growing demand for Iowans with the expertise to build and maintain them. Community colleges in Iowa are helping to fill that need. Rob Denson, pres

Des Moines, IA – It looks like Congress won't consider the Climate Security Act until next year, which puts a federal policy on climate change on hold, at least for several more months. So, Iowa Senator Rob Hogg, who is a member of the Governor's Climate Change Advisory Council, says it's time

Marshalltown, IA — A coalition opposing the building of a new coal-fired power plant in Marshalltown is questioning the tactics of Alliant Energy and the numbers the company is using to promote the plant. The group of environmentalists and physicians also is asking the Iowa Utilities Board to

Des Moines, IA – Environmental and health advocates are cheering a federal court decision that requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to hold power companies accountable for the mercury pollution they generate when burning coal to produce electricity. Utility companies were o

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