PNS Daily Newscast - October 21, 2019 

G-7 meeting may move to Camp David; conservation groups sound alarm about acting BLM chief; NC suit aims to change solitary confinement policy there; questions about Amazon Ring coordination with police; and microbes might help in earthquakes.

2020Talks - October 21, 2019 

2016 candidate Hillary Clinton says Russia is "grooming" Rep. Tulsi Gabbard for a third-party run. And Sen. Bernie Sanders has biggest Democratic campaign event this season so far.

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Public News Service - MI: Climate Change/Air Quality

PHOTO: The harsh winter has been enough to freeze Lake Michigan, but scientists say that could actually be a good thing, come spring. Photo credit: M. Shand

EAST LANSING, Mich. – With snow banks piled sky high, sub-zero wind chills closing schools and four of the five Great Lakes now frozen over, it's hard to think of this year's winter as anything but miserable. But scientists promise there is a silver lining. Jeff Andresen, Michigan’s s

PHOTO: As picturesque as the freshly fallen snow may be, doctors encourage Michiganders to enjoy the view from inside because the extreme cold poses serious potential health risks. Photo courtesy of Mona Shand

LANSING, Mich. - With much of the state enduring a blast of Arctic air and wind chills dipping far below zero, doctors warn that this is no ordinary winter weather, even for the heartiest Michiganders. According to Dr. Kathryn Imberg, an emergency-room physician at Sparrow Hospital, in these condi

PHOTO: Utility crews have worked around the clock to restore power to the nearly 600,000 Michiganders impacted by last week's ice storms, but much work lies ahead for home and business owners. Photo courtesy of Mona Shand

LANSING, Mich. - The lights are finally back on for many of the nearly 600,000 Michigan homes and businesses whose electric power was knocked out by the pre-Christmas ice storm, but the recovery from days spent in the cold and dark will take time and effort. According to Lori Conarton, communicati

PHOTO: Selecting a family Christmas tree is more than just a chance for making memories, say Michigan tree farmers. It also helps the state's economy. Photo courtesy MCTA.

HOWELL, Mich. – Many Michiganders are decking the halls and decorating their Christmas trees this weekend, and the choice between a real tree and an artificial one has both economic and environmental impacts. Marsha Gray, executive director of the Michigan Christmas Tree Association, points o

PHOTO: Thousands of homeowners are cleaning up after powerful storms ripped through the state earlier this week, but experts warn against rushing into repairs that sound too good to be true. Photo courtesy of Mona Shand.

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - The massive storm system that moved across their state Sunday and Monday has left many Michiganders dealing with damage and destruction to their property. Although the rush is on to make repairs, experts say it's critical to take the time to avoid being scammed. Natural disasters


ANN ARBOR, Mich. - While many Michiganders have enjoyed the milder winters of recent years, some environmental experts say the effects of climate change could put the future of the state's treasured big-game wildlife at risk. According to Frank Szollosi, Great Lakes Outreach Coordinator for the Nati

PHOTO: Supporters of clean-energy expansion say now is the time to raise the bar for Michigan, where wind technology has advanced and the cost has decreased. Photo courtesy of

LANSING, Mich. - Michigan is on track to meet Governor Rick Snyder's mandate which requires utility providers to reach 10 percent renewable energy by 2015, and while that is good news, the draft report on the situation also finds that the state could go much further. In response to Snyder's 2013 add

Thousands of tar sands pipelines would criss cross the nation  Courtesy of: Catherine Mann/InsideClimate News

FLINT, Mich. – The Obama administration is expected to make a decision soon on the Keystone XL pipeline that would ship millions of gallons of crude oil from Canada to Texas. A new National Wildlife Federation report warns about bad behavior on the part of the pipeline companies. Among other

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