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PNS Daily Newscast - May 26, 2020 


University of California gets high marks for shelving standardized test scores during the pandemic; and the work-from-home trend could be a boon for people with disabilities.

2020Talks - May 26, 2020 


Monday was Memorial Day. More than 100,000 people in the five major U.S. territories are military veterans, but can't vote for commander-in-chief. Plus, Puerto Rico has a statehood referendum this November.

Public News Service - MA: Energy Policy

PHOTO: Apparent plans to pump abrasive tar sands oil in an aging pipeline across three New England states are sparking opposition from critics who fear water and wildlife will be imperiled. Photo courtesy NWF.

BOSTON – Training for how to clean up tar sands oil spills began in Portland, Maine this week (Tuesday and Wednesday), following an announcement by the Canadian pipeline company Enbridge a week ago that it wants to reverse its pipeline eastward to Montreal. That could bring tar sands oil thro

BOSTON - Clean power, good jobs and energy independence are the goals of a national campaign coming to the Bay State this week, to tour innovative facilities and meet with business leaders. Former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm is a senior policy advisor for the Pew Clean Energy Program. She'

Washington, DC – Global warming is partly to blame for the heavy storms and flooding in Massachusetts and across the country, according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). The report points to recent severe weather events, including this summer's nearly non-stop rain i

Boston, MA – More than 26,000 jobs have already been created in Massachusetts, with thousands more to come, according to a new report from The Pew Charitable Trusts on how the clean energy economy is playing out, and the kinds of potential for job growth on the horizon. Lori Grange, interim d

Concord, MA – An extra-chilly swim is in the weekend plans for about 100 Bay Staters, who will be taking a "polar bear plunge" in Walden Pond. It's one of hundreds of such events around the world to draw attention to climate change. While the water temperature will be in the mid-30s, Roger S

Boston, MA – More jobs, more money in Bay Stater pockets, and warmer homes. Those are three goals included in the state's new "energy empowerment declaration," endorsed by labor and environmental groups, political leaders and faith communities. Clean Water Action has signed on to the document

Boston, MA – Most Massachusetts consumers think fuel prices at the pump and home heating oil costs are sky-high already, but they go much higher when the cost of U.S. military protection to secure overseas fossil fuel supplies is added to the tab. A new report from the National Priorities Proj

Boston, MA – The Massachusetts Senate is expected to pass an all-encompassing energy bill today dealing with everything from fuel-efficient cars to utility safety. As oil prices flirt with the $100 mark, the lawmakers are considering laws to require that 25 percent of the state's electricity c

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