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PNS Daily Newscast - April 26, 2019 


Former V.P. Joe Biden launches his presidential campaign warning that Trump is a danger to the character of the nation. Also, on our Friday rundown: Six 2020 Dems to speak tomorrow at a forum in Vegas. Plus, thousands of Navajo homes get electricity for the first time.

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Public News Service - NC: Environment

RALEIGH, N.C. - The mercury in the air North Carolinians breathe is expected to be reduced significantly by new standards announced by the Environmental Protection Agency. The standards will require coal-fired power plants to install the maximum controls available to reduce mercury air pollution. M

GREENSBORO, N.C. - The possible reopening of a landfill in Greensboro is generating a stink around the state, as groups express concern over its impact on the community and economy. The White Street Landfill in Greensboro was closed to municipal waste five years ago, but now the city may try to reop

MORGANTON, N.C. - Mercury, arsenic and dioxins emitted by coal-fired power plants would have to be reduced under proposed rules unveiled by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week. While the restrictions are written for public-health benefits under the Clean Air Act, a national sportsmen

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - When it comes to rebuilding North Carolina's post-recession economy, some in the state's education system are banking that "green jobs" will help Tarheel workers get back in the black. Statewide, the clean-energy economy grew more than twice as fast as did traditional jobs in the

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Fracking is an unfamiliar term to most North Carolinians, but environmental groups maintain that Tarheelers should learn about its impact. The word describes a process that involves blasting rock underground with a chemical/water mixture to extract deep pockets of natural gas. The

RALEIGH, N.C. - With AAA projecting more than 500,000 North Carolina families traveling this weekend for the Thanksgiving holiday, and spending an estimated $12.4 million on gasoline for their cars, fuel efficiency and alternatives are in the spotlight. Electric cars have long been talked about, bu

DURHAM, N.C. - Solar and nuclear power now cost about the same to generate, at least in North Carolina. That's according to a study conducted by NC Warn, a nonprofit focusing on climate protection. The group's new report finds that solar and nuclear power production costs are at about 16 cents per k

NEW HILL, N.C. - Plans are moving ahead for the construction of a $327 million sewage treatment facility in the town of New Hill in Wake County. Opponents aren't giving up the years-long fight against it, though, arguing that New Hill, a community with a large minority and poor population, is being

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