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PNS Daily Newscast - October 21, 2019 


G-7 meeting may move to Camp David; conservation groups sound alarm about acting BLM chief; NC suit aims to change solitary confinement policy there; questions about Amazon Ring coordination with police; and microbes might help in earthquakes.

2020Talks - October 21, 2019 


2016 candidate Hillary Clinton says Russia is "grooming" Rep. Tulsi Gabbard for a third-party run. And Sen. Bernie Sanders has biggest Democratic campaign event this season so far.

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Public News Service - NC: Climate Change/Air Quality

Personal sensors allow people to monitor air quality in real time in their communities. (Clean Air Carolina)

RALEIGH, N.C. – After spending decades treating people with severe asthma, a retired emergency room physician is calling for local air quality monitors in every North Carolina county. Dr. Robert Parr, along with the nonprofit organization Clean Air Carolina, helped install stationary air qua

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

Since the mid-2000s, more than 1,000 institutions have divested from their fossil-fuel company investments. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Climate change could pose major risks to retirement investments, according to one expert who says looking for sustainable investment options could help buffer your nest egg. Over the past decade, said James McMahon, chief executive of The Climate Service, an Asheville-based cl

Exposure to heat and hot environments puts workers at risk for heat stress, and can lead to severe illness and death. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. – New rules being considered by Congress could help protect workers from dangerous heat. Co-sponsored by North Carolina Rep. Alma Adams, D-Charlotte, the Asunción Valdivia Heat Illness and Fatality Prevention Act would require the Occupational Safety and Health Administrat

Much research on solar energy tends to leave out solar's benefits beyond the grid, according to a new report by Environment America. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Solar energy provides North Carolinians with environmental and health benefits that often are overlooked, according to a new report. A study from the Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center and Frontier Group found by curbing the need to generate power at fossil-f

More than 90 percent of companies in the S&P Global 100 Index view extreme weather and climate change as a current or future risk to their business, according to the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions. (Adobe Stock)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Storms, hurricanes, and flooding have cost cities around the country billions of dollars, and today in Charlotte, business leaders – and GOP Congressman Patrick McHenry of Cherryville – are meeting to talk about how climate change is impacting the finance and busi

Wood pellets are a type of biofuel made from trees. In some European countries, pellets are used in large-scale power plants once fueled by coal. (Adobe Stock)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Environmental groups in North Carolina have negotiated a settlement with Enviva, the world's largest manufacturer of wood pellet fuel for power plants. The company has agreed to install pollution-reducing equipment at a plant under construction in the town of Hamlet, east of

Ronald Ross holds an air-pollution monitoring device used in the AirKeepers project. (Clean Air Carolina)

CHARLOTTE, N. C. – A Mecklenburg County community air-pollution monitoring project is highlighting how housing discrimination affects the health of predominantly African-American residents. For the past three years, people living in Charlotte's West End have been using sensors that measure ai

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