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PNS Daily Newscast - June 16, 2021 


A new report says the infrastructure package in Congress would boost the nation's economy and create millions of jobs; Democrats prepared to move ahead with or without GOP.


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Biden and Putin set to meet face-to-face; Schumer moves toward reconciliation for infrastructure; a Juneteenth national holiday in the works; and Republicans call for Fauci's ouster.

Public News Service - NC: Environmental Justice

A 2020 poll by the North Carolina League of Conservation Voters found 56% of North Carolina residents think a major coronavirus-like mobilization is required to ward off the worst impacts of climate change. (Adobe Stock)

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DURHAM, N.C. -- North Carolina leaders said the state is well-positioned to tackle climate change while boosting local economies, especially with support from the Biden administration. Last week, President Joe Biden and climate envoy John Kerry hosted a world leaders summit to recommit the U.S. to

During Hurricane Florence, flooding from the heavy rain forced hundreds of people to call for emergency rescues in the area around New Bern, at the confluence of the Neuse and Trent rivers. (Adobe Stock)<br />

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COASTAL REVIEW ONLINE MEDIA COLLABORATION This is the second installment in a continuing series on making the North Carolina coast more resilient to the effects of climate change, a special reporting project that is part of the Pulitzer Center's nationwide Connected Coastlines initiative. EASTERN

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- President Joe Biden will release a slew of executive orders aimed at curbing pollution, conserving natural lands, and addressing environmental injustice. Among the orders, he'll establish a new Office of Climate Change at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address

Climate change could result in the displacement of more than 140 million people - particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America - before 2050, according to a 2018 World Bank Group report. (Adobe Stock)

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Experts say food shortages, housing insecurity and other hardships many North Carolinians are experiencing from the pandemic could become commonplace as climate change drives more extreme weather events. According to the state's Climate Science Report, the past decade represents th

Hurricane Florence in 2018 caused extensive flooding in North Carolina, with damage that's still being cleaned up in some areas. (Adobe Stock)<br />

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Print version by Dan Barkin Broadcast version by Nadia Ramlagan Reporting for The Raleigh News & Observer - North Carolina News Service collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting RALEIGH, N.C. -- As journalists around the country turned their attention this year to covering the CO

Researchers estimated 18.9 billion pounds of glyphosate, the key ingredient in the weed killer Roundup, have been used globally. (Adobe Stock)

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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

Exposure to particulate matter air pollution is associated with the increased use of asthma medication in children. (Adobe Stock)

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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

North Carolina communities will continue to grapple with increased flooding in a changing climate. (Adobe Stock)<br />

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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

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