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PNS Daily Newscast - September 30, 2020 


Trump and Biden square off in a debate marked by interruptions; COVID-19 highlights neglect of undocumented residents.


2020Talks - September 30, 2020 


Last night was filled with interruptions at the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

Public News Service - NC: Environment

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air pollution standards for particulate matter unchanged, despite warnings from scientists that the standards are outdated and causing tens of thousands of premature deaths each year across the country.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

Houses in Yellowknife, Canada, a region where indigenous communities are struggling with the effects of a warming climate. (Adobe Stock)

By Breanna Draxler for Yes! Media Broadcast version by Nadia Ramlagan for North Carolina News Service Reporting for the YES! Magazine Media-Public News Service Collaboration YES! MEDIA COLLABORATION - RALEIGH, N.C. -- As COVID-19 continues its deadly sweep across the world map, Canada stands out.

Wetlands prevent flooding by sponging up excess water after storms and heavy rains. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Southern Environmental Law Center and other groups have sued the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for redefining which waterways are protected under the Clean Water Act. The move strips protections from more than half of the country's waters

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