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PNS Daily Newscast - August 13, 2020 


Minutes after Biden selected Harris as VP, she throws first punch at Trump; teachers raise their hands with safety concerns.


2020Talks - August 13, 2020 


Joe Biden and Kamala Harris make their first public appearance as running mates. President Trump calls Georgia's Marjorie Taylor Greene a GOP "star," despite her support for conspiracy theory QAnon.

Public News Service - NC: Environment

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

Research suggests exposure to air pollution over time can contribute to the development of serious lung conditions. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Time is running out for public comments on a proposed Environmental Protection Agency rule change that would block the agency from considering scientific studies that don't make their data publicly available. Opponents argue that environmental data often includes personal informat

NASA scientists estimate the earth's average global temperature has risen by 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit since 1880. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- On Earth Day, faith leaders are reflecting on how they believe climate change and the coronavirus crisis will change humanity. Susannah Tuttle directs Interfaith Power and Light, a North Carolina Council of Churches program that works with congregations to promote renewable energy

It's estimated that worldwide, around 2,220 metric tons of mercury are emitted each year. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Environmental Protection Agency has announced that 2016 air-pollution controls placed on mercury emitted from coal-fired power plants are "neither appropriate nor necessary," citing the cost of compliance. For now, the regulations will remain in place, but critics say the agen

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