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PNS Daily Newscast - February 27, 2020 


Trump puts Pence in charge of coronavirus response; and lingering concerns about U.S. Census participation.

2020Talks - February 27, 2020 


House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn endorsed former VP Joe Biden, ahead of South Carolina's primaries. Super Tuesday states, including North Carolina, are also voting soon, but campaigning there is different.

Public News Service - IN: Water

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

INDIANAPOLIS - Water quality is something many people take for granted, but Aveda Salons and the Hoosier Environmental Council say, with April being "Earth Month," it's time to take notice. Renee Sweany, special events coordinator with the Council, says Indiana waterways need to be monitored becau

INDIANAPOLIS - A northeast Indiana lawmaker wants to help keep Hoosier State lakes and reservoirs safe from algae blooms by restricting the use of lawn fertilizers containing phosphorus. State Rep. Dick Dodge, R-Pleasant Lake, says algae is the green scum that grows on top of the water and chokes o

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's Water Pollution Control Board has updated rules and regulations for the kinds of large livestock farms known as CAFOs and CFOs: concentrated animal feeding operations and confined feeding operations respectively. Indiana environmental organizations are concerned that the u

INDIANAPOLIS - Just over a week ago, the U.S. House voted to allow regulation of coal ash disposal by states, rather than by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with its more stringent guidelines for storage and clean-up that many environmental groups would prefer. Tim Maloney, senior p

GARY, Ind. - In a report about "the good, the bad, and the ugly" in the Great Lakes Compact, Indiana isn't looking too pretty. The report, issued by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) as the compact reached the halfway point of its five-year life, looks at how states are addressing diversions o

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