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PNS Daily Newscast - March 27, 2020 


The U.S. now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other country. Despite the pandemic, Election 2020 continues and states are making changes.

2020Talks - March 27, 2020 


3.3 million people reported being jobless last week, according to new Labor Department numbers. And Puerto Rico was supposed to hold primaries this weekend, though they pushed it back to late April, because of COVID-19.

Public News Service - IN: Environment

Do you know what's in your home's drinking water? (AdobeStock)

INDIANAPOLIS -- Next time you turn on the faucet for a drink of water, researchers suggest letting the water run for a bit before filling the glass. A year-long investigation found the water quality in homes can differ in each room and change between seasons. Researcher Andrew Whelton, an associ

Indiana has lost about 85% of its original acres of wetlands. (Adobe Stock)

INDIANAPOLIS -- As the 2020 Indiana legislative session moves towards ending, environmental groups are closely watching a bill about deregulating wetlands. After passing in the Senate, SB 229 is in the hands of the House Committee on Local Government. The measure would exempt drain reconstruction

In a new poll, 75% of Indiana residents said they support policies to address the effects of climate  change in the state. (Dominique Uhe/Adobe Stock)

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana's status as a Republican stronghold might suggest that its residents also follow the party's resistance to fighting climate change. But a new poll reveals that isn't necessarily the case. In the survey, conducted by Matthew Houser – assistant research scientist a

The World Health Organization says air pollution is to blame for more than four million premature deaths globally. (blackday/Adobe Stock)

INDIANAPOLIS – Air Quality Action Days are common in Indiana this time of year, and new research suggests they should not be disregarded. According to the largest-ever global study of its kind, air pollution can increase the risk of early death from cardiovascular and respiratory disease ̵

Indiana has allocated a lot more money for inspecting and regulating Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, but will it result in fewer complaints about them? (Casa da Photo/Adobe Stock)

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana is boosting its efforts to ensure that Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations are following the rules. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management inspects and regulates CAFOs, which often are criticized for animal-welfare and food-safety issues. The new state budget s

Soybeans can be planted over a cereal rye cover crop. (Bmargaret/Adobe Stock)

INDIANAPOLIS – A farming practice that could make land more sustainable in the future appears to be growing in popularity in Indiana. Cover crops are planted in the off-season to help protect soil from water and wind erosion, and reduce nutrient runoff. The Environmental Working Group comp

An average volume of 14 million board feet of timber annually is prescribed to be sold from Indiana state forests between 2015 and 2019. (Indiana Forest Alliance)

INDIANAPOLIS – An attempt to save acres of Indiana forests failed in the legislature this year, but Hoosiers still have the chance to voice their concerns about current timber harvest proposals. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is taking public comment on a logging plan for severa

The 2019 Earth Day Indiana Festival will have a special focus on sustainability, food supply and  native flora and fauna. (Earth Day Indiana)

INDIANAPOLIS – April is Earth Month, and the state's largest celebration takes place this weekend. The 30th annual Earth Day Indiana Festival will be held tomorrow in Indianapolis, and the theme is "Think Globally, Act Locally." Executive Director of the festival Don Gorney says special area

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