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PNS Daily News - September 22, 2020 

The Supreme Court vacancy raises stakes for a reproductive-rights campaign; voter-registration deadlines are just around the corner; and the pandemic compounds child-care woes.

2020Talks - September 22, 2020 

It's National Voter Registration Day. Plus, the Supreme Court and abortion are back, center stage, in the election spotlight.

Public News Service - MN: Toxics

PHOTO: A report from the National Wildlife Federation cites climate change as a contributing factor in the declining moose population in Minnesota. CREDIT: amyhrer

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Creatures large and small in Minnesota are featured in a report from the National Wildlife Federation, which examines how deer, birds and other species are being impacted by a changing climate. The report’s author, NWF Senior Scientist Amanda Staudt, says the underlyi

IMAGE: Maps from the GLEAM Project show Lake Superior is the least stressed of the Great Lakes, but Duluth is facing environmental and ecological threats. Courtesy of University of Michigan.

DULUTH, Minn. - The largest of the Great Lakes is also the one faring the best, despite a variety of environmental and ecological threats. A years-long mapping project shows most of Lake Superior to be blue in color - and Andy Buchsbaum, director of the Great Lakes office of the National Wildlife F

PHOTO: The Basel Action Network estimates 75 percent of the electronic waste that arrives in Lagos, Nigeria, is not reusable. BAN says too often, as in this photo, it ends up being dumped. Courtesy BAN.

EAGAN, Minn. - “Out with the old, in with the new”' takes on a whole new meaning when the topic is electronic gear. Laptops, televisions and cell phones should never be dumped in the garbage, says Gregg Bjork, senior vice president of Minnesota-based Materials Processing Corp., because

PHOTO: A new report says the prevalence of childhood diseases and disorders is growing in part due to kids' exposure to chemicals used in pesticides.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The prevalence of childhood diseases and disorders is growing in Minnesota and the nation, and a new report says that's attributable in part to extensive use of pesticides. Dr. David Wallinga, senior adviser on science, food and health at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Po

PARK RAPIDS, Minn. – Communities in Central Minnesota face frequent exposure to multiple pesticides in the air they breathe, according to a new report. Linda Wells, Midwest organizer for the Pesticide Action Network (PANNA) says some concerned residents asked for the monitoring, which found a

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The typical American diet may be linked to the epidemic of autism in children in the U.S., according to a new study published online in the journal Clinical Epigenetics. David Wallinga, senior adviser in science, food and health at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy,

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A new study has found high levels of hazardous chemicals in a majority of children's jewelry purchased in six states, including Minnesota. Kathleen Schuler, co-director of the group Healthy Legacy, says about 100 pieces of jewelry were tested for various toxic chemicals - includin

ST. CLOUD, Minn. - What are the challenges and opportunities for balancing the nation's natural resources with its economic needs? That question and more will be addressed today and Thursday at the 50th Annual Winter Institute conference at St. Cloud State University. Some of the top minds on that

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