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PNS Daily Newscast - June 17, 2019 


Trump once again floats the idea of being president beyond two terms. Also on the Monday rundown: A new national report ranks children's well-being, from coast to coast; and a Family Care Act gains support.

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Public News Service - IN: Water

PHOTO: Environmental groups are proposing a ready-to-implement plan called The Mounds Greenway to protect the West Fork of the White River, and leave it as a free-flowing river. Photo courtesy of Heart of the River.

ANDERSON, Ind. - Opponents of the proposed Mounds Lake Reservoir in central Indiana say they have an alternative plan that would save the free-flowing White River and protect surrounding forests and wetlands. The reservoir project would dam the West Fork White River and create a 2,000-acre lake, wh

PHOTO: The Hoosier Environmental Council says the reservoir that would be created by damming the West Fork White River would harm the environment and Indiana's recreation and tourism. Photo courtesy moundslake.org.

INDIANAPOLIS – Environmental groups in Indiana warn there would be long-lasting impacts if the proposed Mounds Lake Reservoir northeast of Indianapolis is constructed. Community leaders in Anderson want to build a dam on the West Fork White River that would create the reservoir, extending se

PHOTO: July is Smart Irrigation Month, and state leaders say it's a good time to make sure residents are using water efficiently. Photo credit: Ivan Melenchon Serrano/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - Watering the lawn may seem like a simple task, but without the proper knowledge, experts say, you may be wasting time and money. It's Smart Irrigation Month, and Hoosiers are encouraged to conserve water. While the state is not currently facing drought-related issues, said Anthony Sw

PHOTO: Dozens of volunteers are becoming certified in Indiana to respond to wildlife during an oil spill. Photo:Leif Skoogfors/Federal Emergency Management Agency.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Dozens of Indiana residents are learning how to protect wildlife in the event of an oil spill. Save the Dunes, along with Enbridge, is hosting a 24-hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Training for Wildlife Response. Those who complete the course, currently in

PHOTO: Indiana University research finds most people look to curtailing water use instead of improving efficiency of their habits and appliances as the best method to conserve water. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman

INDIANAPOLIS - There appears to be some confusion about when it comes to water conservation and how best to do it, as a new survey finds many people underestimate how much water they use in various daily activities. According to study author Shahzeen Attari, assistant professor at Indiana University

PHOTO: Carrie Vollmer-Sanders of Indiana was honored as a

WASHINGTON – An Indiana woman's efforts to protect Lake Erie from fertilizer runoff have won her a special distinction. President Barack Obama this week honored Carrie Vollmer-Sanders of Angola and 13 others from across the nation as Champions of Change, which highlights ordinary Americans d

PHOTO: Grass Carp have been found in unintended areas of the Great Lakes, leaving researchers concerned about their potentially destructive habits. Photo credit: US Geological Survey.

INDIANAPOLIS - Fish introduced into the Great Lakes to help manage weeds could be overstaying their welcome. Grass carp feed on aquatic plants, and new research finds they have been captured in places where they were not originally intended to be used. "Grass carp, if they establish - and it's not

INDIANAPOLIS - Every three years, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) updates its "Impaired Waters List," a summary of contaminated waterways in the state. Environmental groups say they are very concerned about the list and revision process, as they believe more must be done to

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