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PNS Daily Newscast - February 17, 2020 


44 Americans infected, but not all show signs of coronavirus illness; and many NC counties declare themselves 'Second Amendment sanctuaries.'

2020Talks - February 17, 2020 


Nevada's experiment with early caucusing is underway until tomorrow. Some candidates plus some Nevada Culinary Workers Union Local 226 members oppose Medicare for All, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders defends it, with a study just published making the case for it.

Public News Service - NC: Environment

Americans throw away 25% more trash during the holiday season, which amounts to 25 million more tons of garbage that end up in landfills, according to research by Stanford University. (Adobe Stock)  <br />

RALEIGH, N.C. – If you're unsure what to do with paper and plastic waste from holiday purchases, environmental advocates warn that North Carolina is moving backward when it comes to recycling. According to a new report, in 2017 the state landfilled more than nine million tons of waste. Jea

More than 400 companies in North Carolina are involved in the solar industry. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Solar energy in North Carolina is growing in popularity, and one Winston-Salem-based solar panel installation company has received recognition for its work to raise awareness of climate change and renewable energy. Jeff Redwine, co-owner of Renewable Energy Design Group, was

Gardeners work to plant an ozone garden in front of the Governor's Mansion in Raleigh. (Clean Air Carolina)

RALEIGH, N.C. — A garden planted in front of the North Carolina Governor's Mansion uses certain plants to make pedestrians aware of odorless and invisible ozone pollution. Pamela Grundy is a volunteer with the nonprofit organization Clean Air Carolina and helped spearhead the garden. She sai

In October, the Trump administration repealed 2015 regulations that protected streams, wetlands and rivers from polluting chemicals. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Conservation groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers over the Trump administration's rollback of Clean Water Act regulations aimed at keeping rivers, lakes and streams pristine. The lawsuit contends the agencies violated a long-standin

The Linville River in western North Carolina. (Greg Jennings/Jennings Environmental PLLC)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A major project to restore more than 1,000 feet of the Linville River flowing through Gill State Forest in western North Carolina is nearly complete. Environmentalists say the improvements will help ensure the river's trout population, along with other fish species, can thriv

Each year, hundreds of thousands of bycatch fish die after being released back into the South Atlantic Ocean. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Fishermen from North Carolina down to Eastern Florida will soon be required to equip their boats with a portable device to help deep water fish survive when they're caught and then released back into the ocean. The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council recently voted to r

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

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