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PNS Daily Newscast - September 24, 2020 


President Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transfer of power post election; and COVID vaccine #4 needs volunteers.


2020Talks - September 24, 2020 


A new report highlights importance of keeping guns away from the polls; and Florida wants an investigation of a fund to help pay returning citizens' court fees and fines so they can vote.

Public News Service - IL: Climate Change/Air Quality

CHICAGO, Ill. - Chicagoans living near two coal-fired power plants are holding a 24-hour candlelight vigil to protest the pollution emitted by the facilities. The residents support proposed rules that would reduce the amount of soot and carbon dioxide the plants release into the atmosphere. Dorian

CHICAGO - Officials in several suburban Chicago and downstate communities are beginning to ask questions about a big investment they've made in what they had hoped would be inexpensive clean energy. The communities entered into a multi-year contract to pay for the Prairie State Energy Campus in Wash

CHICAGO - America's doctors are more ready to take on one of the toughest ailments facing the entire planet. Physicians at a major annual meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) in Chicago Monday discussed the effects of climate change on public health that can be felt in Illinois and ever

NAPERVILLE, Ill. - The future of solar energy for Illinois is getting brighter. That's because a glut of solar supplies on the market is reducing prices, and state lawmakers have passed new legislation aimed at promoting solar energy. One of the new laws waiting for the Governor's signature requires

CHICAGO - The U.S. Senate is expected to vote today on a proposal introduced by Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act. According to an analysis by Environment Illinois, passage of the

CHICAGO - Environmental advocacy groups say Chicago stands to become the only large city in the United States that will fail to meet new limits for air pollution, proposed Monday by the Obama administration. The limits are intended to help people suffering from asthma and other respiratory illnesses

CHICAGO - Global warming may not be the only good reason to get away from burning coal for energy generation. According to a new report from Physicians for Social Responsibility, coal has deadly effects on human health. By studying the impact of coal pollution on major human organ systems, researche

Chicago, IL - It's been a relatively cool summer in Chicago and many other Midwestern cities, but a new study says the area is at risk of sweltering summers that could turn deadly. The report, by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and the group Physicians for Social Responsibility, predicts risi

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