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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 - MI: Climate Change/Air Quality

LANSING, Mich. - Scientists and politicians around the world have been debating solutions to global warming, and now women are being asked to speak up about it too. A new project called "Sisters on the Planet," sponsored by Oxfam America, is pulling together prominent women from government, business

LANSING, Mich. - Conservation groups are fired up over Consumers Energy plans to expand its coal-fired power plant. The $3.5 billion plan for the Bay City facility includes a request to fill in nearly 7 acres of wetlands. Tiffany Hartung, associate field representative for the Sierra Club, says al

LANSING, Mich. - Some Michigan women are banding together to bring attention to the disproportionate impact global climate change has on women both at home and around the world. The "Sisters on the Planet" project is being spearheaded in Michigan by the League of Women Voters and the international

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - They've traveled thousands of miles to carry the message to Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids this week: What we do - or don't do - in Michigan to reduce carbon pollution linked to climate change has consequences for people on the other side of the world. Visitors from the South Pacific

LANSING, Mich. - Not being able to light up legally in a public place in many Michigan communities doesn't mean the tobacco companies and others have stopped trying to get people hooked on nicotine. A raft of new products are hitting the marketplace, designed to allow people to inhale or ingest nico

New Orleans, LA - Conservation leaders from across the country are in New Orleans to push for the restoration of iconic U.S. waters, including the Great Lakes. Protection of the nation's waterways from threats such as global warming and invasive species will benefit the country’s economy and e

Ann Arbor, MI - With General Motors filing for bankruptcy and the future of the automaker dependent on its success in becoming a new GM, some say the end result could be a better future for both the economy and the environment. Zoe Lipman, Midwest regional senior manager for global warming at the N

Midland, MI - Environmentalists in Michigan have scored a victory with the news that LS Power is suspending development of a coal-fired power plant in Midland because of regulatory and economic uncertainties. Nancy Janoch of MidlandCARES, a group which supports clean air and renewable energy, says

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