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Economists say coronavirus disaster declarations may be the quickest path to reopening; militia groups use virus, Independence Day to recruit followers.

2020Talks - July 3, 2020 


Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Public News Service - NC: Environment

The French Broad River flows through the city of Asheville, N.C. (Adobe Stock)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- A group working to improve water quality in streams draining into the French Broad River says it's changing the name of one Asheville project to better fit the area. RiverLink said it learned of concerns about what was known as the "River Arts District Watershed Plan" from reside

It's estimated more than a half million clean energy jobs in the United States have been lost this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Duke Energy remains the region's leader in installed solar capacity, but can no longer claim to have half of all the solar in the Southeast, according to a new report by Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. Bryan Jacob, the group's solar program director, co-authored the research.

Researchers estimated 18.9 billion pounds of glyphosate, the key ingredient in the weed killer Roundup, have been used globally. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The German company Bayer has agreed to shell out around $10 billion to around 95,000 plaintiffs who alleged that glyphosate, the key ingredient in its Roundup weed killer, gave them cancer. Roundup originally was developed by Monsanto in the early 1970s. Bayer bought the company i

Hurricane Florence hits the east coast of the United States in September 2018. (NASA/Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N. C. -- North Carolina saves on average $6.43 in recovery efforts for every dollar spent on natural-disaster mitigation. That's slightly above the national average of $6.00, according to a report from The Pew Charitable Trusts that looks at how states are budgeting for emergencies in the

Exposure to particulate matter air pollution is associated with the increased use of asthma medication in children. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Environmental Protection Agency has said it plans to leave current air pollution standards for particulate matter unchanged, despite warnings from scientists that the standards are outdated and causing tens of thousands of premature deaths each year across the country. North C

Part of renovating the Payne Branch Dam involves improving wildlife habitat along Boone's Greenway Trail. (Michelle Ligon/Explore Boone)

BOONE, N.C. - A damn restoration project set to start next month in western North Carolina is expected to improve water quality for thousands of local residents and enhance wildlife habitat in the Boone area. Years of damage and deterioration of the 100-year-old Payne Branch Dam along the Middle F

North Carolina communities will continue to grapple with increased flooding in a changing climate. (Adobe Stock)<br />

RALEIGH, N.C. -- In the wake of a slew of disastrous hurricanes over the past few years, North Carolina now has joined Florida, New Jersey and New York in creating a statewide climate risk and resilience plan. Will McDow, director of resilient landscapes for the Environmental Defense Fund, says th

A Warren Wilson College student teaches herbal tea making to local high schoolers the year before the coronavirus pandemic. (Mallory McDuff)

By Mallory McDuff for Yes! Media Broadcast version by Nadia Ramlagan for North Carolina News Service/Public News Service Reporting for the YES! Magazine-Public News Service Collaboration ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- "Next week, classes will be online, but we've got an hour to brainstorm ideas for our environ

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