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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

Washington, DC - A new recovery plan for Detroit's General Motors (GM) is getting support from the nation's largest wildlife conservation organization, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). The group's president and CEO, Larry Schweiger, explains that GM's plan to develop advanced battery technolo

Detroit, MI - Nearly 400 students from the University of Michigan and Wayne State University will be among nearly 10,000 young adults converging on Washington, D.C. this weekend calling for bold changes in federal energy policy. Power Shift '09 is a national youth summit being held today through Mon

Detroit, MI - A large-scale, green economic plan could improve Michigan's struggling economy, make buildings more energy efficient, and create tens of thousands of jobs - but only if it becomes a reality. It's part of a plan from the Center for American Progress that includes a two-year national g

Ann Arbor, MI – The Great Lakes are in trouble, and more than 100 organizations are part of a coalition seeking to underscore the urgency of the situation. The group's new report says the Great Lakes are poised to reach an irrevocable crisis, and they're calling on Congress to protect the lake

Detroit, MI – High gas prices are bringing some "hybrid hijinks" to Michigan, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). There are several hybrid vehicles on the market, but Scott Nathanson of the UCS' Clean Vehicles Program, explains the word "hybrid" doesn't automatically mean eit

Lansing, MI – Michigan sportsmen have climate change in their sights. About 40 sporting groups have signed a letter asking Congress to help the country make major progress against climate change. They say for Michigan, it should have an important side benefit: helping the state grow a whole ne

Detroit, MI – Michigan is in the "Big Ten" when it comes to greenhouse gas pollution, according to a new report that compares the emissions of individual states to pollution levels in developing countries. Michigan generates as much pollution as 91 other countries, which are home to almost 60

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