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PNS Daily Newscast - February 21, 2019 


Signs that the Mueller Trump/Russia probe could wrap up in the next week. Also on our Thursday rundown: A death penalty repeal likely to pass in New England. Plus, cancer survivors rally for tougher smoking laws in Tennessee.

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Public News Service - NC: Environment

RALEIGH, N.C. - Cooler fall temperatures will soon usher in millions of tourists to one of North Carolina's premier destinations, the Blue Ridge Parkway. This season the entire 500-mile stretch of the parkway will be open for visitors to enjoy the scenic views and outdoor activities. The colors are

WASHINGTON, D.C. - With increasing attention being paid to not only what we eat, but where our food comes from, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering guidelines that would limit the use of antibiotics in livestock. The decision is of importance to the Tarheel State, with dozens of li

OCRACOKE, N.C. - This summer, oyster bed implantation is creating a virtual treasure chest of pearls for the environment and job creation on the North Carolina coast. More than 155 fisherman, coastal scientists and private contractors will wrap up one of the largest oyster bed projects in the state'

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Antibiotic-resistant infections are on the rise in the U.S., and Congress is taking a look at a possible link between this trend and the routine use of low-dose antibiotics in livestock and poultry feed. Veterinarian Dr. Gail Hansen, a senior officer with the Pew Campaign on Huma

RALEIGH, N.C. - A North Carolina legislative subcommittee is working on changing recently-drafted policies for drilling off the state's shoreline in light of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Even more changes are expected now that Pres. Obama has canceled Virginia offshore drilling plans, and delayed e

MONROE, N.C. - The growing season means the battle against weeds is on, both for crops and in home yards and gardens. Atrazine, a common pesticide used to keep those weeds at bay, is receiving a special safety review from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) because of studies showing possible

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Particles of air pollution too small to see are likely making a big impact on heart and lung health, according to new research from the American Heart Association (AHA). The scientific evidence cited in its new report builds on previous research and provides a direct link betwe

RALEIGH, N.C. - A campus farmer's market at North Carolina State, a trash pick-up drive at Bird Shoal in Beaufort and workshops on "how to green your home" in Concord. These are a sampling of the events taking place around the state this week for the 40th anniversary of Earth Day - officially celebr

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