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PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 


Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  


The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Public News Service - MN: Environment

Minneapolis, MN – Celebrate the holidays – but go easy on the food and drink. That's the advice from the American Cancer Society to Minnesotans taking to the roads, rails and skies on the way to holiday celebrations. Take those holiday treats, for example. They're enticing, but not alw

Minneapolis, MN - It's being called landmark legislation. Automakers are now required to make more fuel-efficient cars as part of a broad energy bill designed to lower oil imports and reduce greenhouse gases. Christopher Cox with the National Environmental Trust in Minnesota says it will brighten th

St. Paul/Canton, MN; Lyons NE – There's mixed reaction from Minnesota farm and conservation leaders to the U.S. Senate's passage of the farm bill last week. Doug Peterson with the Minnesota Farmers Union calls it a "glass half full," with a number of provisions that will benefit farmers and co

Minneapolis, MN – When it rains, it pours. A new study links the increasing number of extreme rainstorms in Minnesota and nationwide with warming earth temperatures. Monique Sullivan with Environment America says the study finds a scientific link between temperature increases and the weather.

St. Paul, MN – When Congressional leaders announced they had reached a deal to raise the automobile fleet gasoline mileage average to 35 miles per gallon (mpg), their action was cheered by a group of Minnesotans, from legislators to automotive plant workers. This week, the U.S. House is expect

St. Paul, MN - A federal court in Minnesota hears arguments today against a state mining company's bid to overturn a pollution standard that has been in place for three decades. Attorney Kevin Reuther, who represents the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, will argue against the request. "

St. Paul, MN – A new study finds global warming presents a "great danger" to Lake Superior and the other Great Lakes. Gary Botzek with the Minnesota Conservation Federation says rising temperatures will reduce the lakes' levels and have a significant environmental impact. And, he says, everyon

Milwaukee, WI – Governor Pawlenty is among the Midwest governors who have inked a "new deal." They've signed an agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions and promote renewable energy, at a regional climate change meeting in Milwaukee. Pawlenty says it strikes a good balance between environme

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