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PNS Daily Newscast - January 21, 2020 


Climate change is on the radar for rural voters in Iowa. Plus, the Senate impeachment rules.

2020Talks - January 21, 2020 


Candidates attended the Iowa Brown & Black Forum in Des Moines, and answered tough questions about their records on race. It was MLK Day, and earlier many were in South Carolina marching together to the State Capitol.

Public News Service - MN: Climate Change/Air Quality

St. Paul, MN – Drawing a "line in the sand," in the form of a pipeline from Canadian tar sands to the Midwest, may be harder than it looks. Opposition is growing in response to the proposed oil pipeline that would pass through northern Minnesota. The Enbridge Pipeline Company wants to move c

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

Minneapolis, MN – Minnesota may be going green, but not green enough. That's the conclusion of a new report by the National Environmental Trust. It finds the state generates more global warming pollution than 78 of the world's developing countries. Spokesman Christopher Cox says all the states

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

Minneapolis, MN – The Minnesota economy could shift into high gear with the advent of better fuel efficiency standards for American cars. A study by the group Environment America examined the consequences of a new energy bill in Congress that would require automakers to raise their fleet avera

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