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PNS Daily Newscast - August 12, 2020 


Former VP Joe Biden picks Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate; some schools have science-based metrics for open classroom instruction.


2020Talks - August 12, 2020 


California Sen. Kamala Harris will be on the ticket with Joe Biden in November. Four states had primaries yesterday, and two had runoffs. Georgia and Wisconsin appear to have improved since last time.

Public News Service - KY: Waste Reduction/Recycling

The locally-grown food movement is growing in Kentucky, but it faces complex challenges. Credit Greg Stotelmyer.

MOUNT STERLING, Ky. - While Steve Muntz describes his farm in Montgomery County as a "small sheep farm with a few pasture poultry," his involvement in sustainable agriculture reaches across the entire southern U.S. He is executive director of the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group, an

Ideas for economic diversification flow in as coal production dips. Credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

HARLAN, Ky. - U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA 17th District) says "coal built this country" and now it's time to help those regions diversify their economies. The congressman from northeast Pennsylvania has filed the Coal Royalty Fairness and Communities Investment Act, which proposes pu

PHOTO: Mounds of coal ash are seen at a disposal site in Jefferson County, located near a residential area. Environmental and public health groups are anticipating first-ever EPA restrictions that classify coal ash as a hazardous substance. Photo credit: Thomas Pearce.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Federal rules about the storage and disposal of coal ash are expected from the Environmental Protection Agency this week. Kentucky is "in the center of the storm" about public health risks caused by coal ash, a toxic byproduct created when coal-fired power plants generate electric

PHOTO: A trio of environmental groups and a key supplier of electricity in Kentucky are collaborating to find ways to increase renewable energy efforts. This is a coal-fired power plant in Mason County, Spurlock Station. Photo courtesy of East Kentucky Power Cooperative.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A search for common ground on renewable energy between one of Kentucky's main electric power providers and three environmental groups is producing some results. The East Kentucky Power Cooperative Demand Site Management and Renewable Energy Collaborative links the East Kentucky Powe

PADUCAH, Ky. - A five-minute flash-mob routine by Texas environmentalists at two Walmart stores in western Kentucky got the attention of customers in the electronics aisles over the weekend. About 80 singing and guitar-strumming protestors with the Texas Campaign for the Environment pitched a few no

FRANKFORT, Ky. - It's a party with a global purpose: fighting climate change. Kentucky residents from east to west will roll up their sleeves Sunday, 10.10.10, to show their commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Dozens of Kentucky volunteers, like Wallace McMullen, will install solar pa

FRANKFORT, Ky. - An ounce of effort is worth tons in reducing a community's carbon footprint, as a Franklin County project proves. And, the "Lighten Up, Frankfort!" project has earned some green for encouraging neighbors and groups to go green. A year-long project started in 2009 by The Frankfort Cl

LEXINGTON, Ky. - An effort to make Kentucky cities a little "cooler" -- by making them a lot more energy-efficient -- is gaining ground. Lexington, Louisville, Owensboro, and Villa Hills have all signed on to be part of the Sierra Club's "Cool Cities" program. In Owensboro, Aloma Dew with the Sierr

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