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PNS Daily Newscast - October 21, 2020 


A new report sizes up swing states like Michigan; voters with disabilities face new obstacles in Election 2020.


2020Talks - October 21, 2020 


Democrats weigh boycotting the committee vote on Trump's Supreme Court nominee; and concerns over mail slowdowns in 10 battleground states.

Public News Service - MO: Climate Change/Air Quality

A new report says officials need to rethink the levee system used to control flooding on the Lower Missouri. (Tech. Sgt. Oscar Sanchez)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The "Mighty Mississippi" and "Big Muddy" are the backbone of many Missouri communities, and a new report warns these two big rivers are at a major crossroads. The upper Mississippi and lower Missouri are ranked by American Rivers as the country's top two "most endangered riv

St. Louis residents of neighborhoods with high levels of poverty and unemployment also breathe air with higher levels of pollution, according to a study from Washington University in St. Louis. (Adobe Stock)

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Metro Area Transit Agency is replacing its diesel buses with a fleet of 14 new electric vehicles. The Metro Transit governing board green-lighted the nearly $20 million price tag, mostly paid for through federal grants. Advocates say the price is worth cleaner air and lo

Floods in the Midwest this year have been deadly and, for some, conjured memories of the Great Flood of 1993. (Tech. Sgt. Patrick Evenson/U.S. Air National Guard)

ST. LOUIS – After devastating and historic floods this year, critics of new developments on the Missouri River fear they could send the waters higher. On the banks of the Missouri near St. Louis, proposals for developments by Bangert Island and in Maryland Heights would be across the river f

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Corporations that have violated the Clean Air Act are vastly outspending environmental groups in political contributions in Missouri, raising questions about their outsized influence on the legislature. The Missouri chapter of the Sierra Club analyzed three companies wi

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

Advocates say Missouri is lagging behind other states when it comes to solar energy. (sierraclub.org)

MOBERLY, Mo. – Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt and Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., are paying a visit to Thomas Hill Energy this week, where they'll be thanked for protecting electricity rates, but advocates say the environment and the health of residents are under threat because of

Corn crops in Missouri are being studied through the use of robot technology, which can pinpoint problems in individual plants. (missouri.edu)

COLUMBIS, Mo. -- While many people are working hard to prevent or at least slow climate change, some Missouri scientists are trying to offset some of the problems they say are inevitable. The University of Missouri received a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation in 2014 to study

Missouri has seen the benefits of jobs created in the renewable energy sector. (sierraclub.org)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A group from Missouri that included business owners and leaders in the environmental and clean energy sectors has just returned from a trip to Washington to meet with Sens. Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt of Missouri to talk about the ramifications of cuts to environmental

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