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PNS Daily Newscast - August 5, 2020 


A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; and child care is key to getting Americans back to work.


2020Talks - August 5, 2020 


Election experts testify before the US House that more funding is necessary. And Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state had primaries yesterday; Hawaii and Tennessee have them later this week.

Public News Service - MI: Climate Change/Air Quality

LANSING, Mich. - Today's unveiling of a draft U.S. climate bill, which is said to include incentives to build up to a dozen new nuclear power plants, is being postponed in lieu of a heated debate over immigration reform. But supporters say they want the legislation passed before the end of the year.

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

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