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PNS Daily Newscast - September 20, 2019 


A whistleblower complaint against President Trump sets off tug-of-war between Congress and the White House; and students around the world strike today to demand action on climate change.

2020Talks - September 20, 2019. (3 min.)  


Climate change is a big issue this election season, and global climate strikes kick off, while UAW labor strikes continue.

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Public News Service - NC: Environment

Hurricane Dorian lashed the Carolinas earlier this month. (Adobe Stock/NASA)

RALEIGH, N.C. – This month marks the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Florence, and experts are gathering in Raleigh to discuss how North Carolina's coastal communities and low-lying areas can prepare for the future. Jay McLeod, senior planner for Municipal Planning & Mobility with Stewart

A planned six-lane loop highway construction project in the Raleigh area now will have to protect surrounding water and air quality and wildlife habitats as part of a recent settlement agreement. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. – A major highway project in Raleigh will have to incorporate environmental protections as part of a legal settlement between the North Carolina Department of Transportation and several environmental groups. Daniel Parkhurst, policy manager for Clean Air Carolina, one of the pl

The National Wildlife Federation and Sustainable Furnishings Council's

RALEIGH, N.C. — Consumers looking for sustainably made wood furniture can now see how their favorite stores stack up when it comes to environmentally friendly practices. The National Wildlife Federation, along with the Sustainable Furnishings Council, have ranked the leading U.S. retailers o

Since North Carolina launched its hemp pilot program in 2015, the state's CBD oil industry has boomed. (Adobe Stock)

ASHVILLE, N.C. – North Carolina's hemp industry leaders will gather next week in Asheville to talk about the future of growing the cannabis plant at the Southeastern Association of Resource Conservation and Development conference. Since North Carolina launched its pilot hemp program in 2015,

A new proposal aims to make North Carolina's shrimp-trawling industry more sustainable by lessening the amount of fish that are caught in shrimp nets as bycatch.

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina's Marine Fisheries Commission is expected to vote Thursday on a proposal that would place certain conditions on shrimp trawling in order to reduce the bycatch of juvenile fish such as spot, Atlantic croaker and grey trout. The new rules would allow the state to

Much research on solar energy tends to leave out solar's benefits beyond the grid, according to a new report by Environment America. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Solar energy provides North Carolinians with environmental and health benefits that often are overlooked, according to a new report. A study from the Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center and Frontier Group found by curbing the need to generate power at fossil-f

More than 90 percent of companies in the S&P Global 100 Index view extreme weather and climate change as a current or future risk to their business, according to the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions. (Adobe Stock)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Storms, hurricanes, and flooding have cost cities around the country billions of dollars, and today in Charlotte, business leaders – and GOP Congressman Patrick McHenry of Cherryville – are meeting to talk about how climate change is impacting the finance and busi

For decades, toxic chemicals known as PFAS seeped into the Cape Fear River in North Carolina, contaminating residents' drinking water supply. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. – A 64 page complaint filed by Chemours against its parent company, DuPont, reveals a battle between the two companies over which one is responsible for cleaning up long-term contamination of the Cape Fear River. Chemours, the company that's been held responsible for dumping ha

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