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PNS Daily Newscast - October 16, 2018 


President Trump tours hurricane-ravaged parts of Florida. Also on the Tuesday rundown: We examine whether the U.S. spending too much to guard confederate cemeteries; and the spotlight is on mental health during National Children’s Health Month.

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Public News Service - MO: Environment

Mercury and other pollutants threaten fishing in many of Missouri's waterways. (Tanya Impeartrice/Flickr)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Could Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court mean more polluted waterways in Missouri? The state chapter of the Sierra Club believes so, pointing to a ruling Kavanaugh says is one of his "most significant." In 2014, Kavanaugh argued the EPA shoul

Environmentalists are opposing a right-to-work proposition in Missouri, saying union members are on the front lines of environmental protections. (Missouri Chapter, Sierra Club)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Voters will decide in less than a week whether Missouri will become a right-to-work state, potentially weakening unions. It isn't just union members and labor groups opposing Proposition A: Environmentalists are standing against the right-to-work proposition as well. De

After fulfilling a stipulation that the land be used only for research for 20 years, the University of Missouri gained the right to sell part of Missouri Bluffs that environmental groups want to preserve. (Twenty20/All Things)

WELDON SPRING, Mo. – The University of Missouri is caught in a tug-of-war between a developer and environmental groups wanting to preserve 400 acres of what they call ecologically fragile land. The university bought the forested land known as the Missouri River bluffs near Weldon Spring for

The Eleven Point River meanders through the picturesque Ozarks of southern Missouri. It's one of the eight initial components of the National Wild and Scenic River System, which was established in 1968. (Jennifer Conner)

ALTON, Mo. – Memorial Day weekend is always a big splash into floating season in the Ozarks, but environmental groups, local businesses and the U.S. Forest Service are hoping to draw an even bigger crowd in July to help keep the Eleven Point River pristine. In celebration of this year's 50th

CAFOs house large numbers of pigs, chickens, cows or other farm animals in what are described as

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri has seen a rise in concentrated animal feeding operations or CAFOs, whether they produce cows, hogs or chickens. Now, residents and environmental groups are concerned about a bill they say will take away local governments' ability to put public-health protections in pl

The Mississippi River separates Illinois and Missouri.  (Ken Lund/Flickr)

ST. LOUIS – Environmental regulators are racing to find an even balance in the ongoing battle over the heights of flood-control levees. The Army Corps of Engineers has figured out what locals have long suspected – when one town tries to protect itself against flooding, the problem gets

Coal ash is produced when power plants burn coal, and Missouri lawmakers are trying to decide whether the state should create its own regulations for coal-ash waste. (Pixabay)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Environmental groups warn that a bill now in the Missouri House of Representatives would weaken the state's protections against groundwater contamination from coal ash. Supporters of Senate Bill 917 by Sen. Sandy Crawford, R-Buffalo, have said the state of Missouri needs its o

EPA has proposed repealing the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan. (Pixabay)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Environmental Protection Agency will host a listening session surrounding the repeal of the Clean Power Plan on Wednesday in Kansas City. The plan - created under the Obama administration - requires states to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas they create from power p

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