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PNS Daily Newscast - June 2, 2020 


President Trump berates governors as 'weak' amid growing racial unrest; an interfaith group sees a link between protests and climate change.

2020Talks - June 2, 2020 


Eight states plus Washington DC have primaries today, even as cities determine how to move forward in the wake of massive protests nationwide; President Trump says he'll deploy active US troops to quell them.

Public News Service - ND: Climate Change/Air Quality

PHOTO: The 64th Legislative Assembly begins Tuesday in Bismarck, and oil and gas issues within the energy industry will be among those high on the docket. Photo credit: Lindsey G/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - The gavel comes down to open the 2015 North Dakota Legislature Tuesday, and among the issues lawmakers will be asked to address this session are infrastructure improvements for oil and gas extraction. The EmPower North Dakota Commission is recommending about $1 billion in funding o

PHOTO: The Center for Rural Affairs says no-till planting is one way America's farmers can help battle climate change. CREDIT: NRCS Soil Health

BISMARCK, N.D. - America's agriculture industry contributes a relatively small amount of this country's greenhouse gases, but experts say various techniques that are growing in use can take a proactive approach to the issue - and farmers could play a key role in altering the path of climate change.

PHOTO: Dozens of turbines on a ridge between Ellendale and Ashley. The Center for Rural Affairs says more high voltage transmission lines will help get wind generated electricity on the grid. CREDIT: cariliv

BISMARCK, N.D. - There is a treasure trove of renewable energy in the U.S., but the obstacles and barriers to getting it on the grid are many. Johnathan Hladik, energy policy advocate with the Center for Rural Affairs (CFRA), said the biggest hurdle right now is the lack of high voltage transmission

BISMARCK, N.D. - The wind-energy industry in North Dakota and the U.S. is in a holding pattern, as manufacturers await word on the fate of the national production tax credit. The CEO of Denali Energy, Curt Johnson, says that if lawmakers would truly study its impact, they would approve an extensio

BISMARCK, N.D. - A public hearing will be held next month in Bismarck on a proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency to address pollution from North Dakota power plants. Supporters say it'll mean cleaner air. Critics say the cost is too high and the impact minimal. Comments from Stephanie Kodi

BISMARCK, N.D. - In these days of nasty political ads, there is something refreshing gaining popularity on YouTube - a North Dakota singer-songwriter who has come up with a song that brings attention to problems in the drilling fields of the western part of the state. Kris Kitko says the state's le

BISMARCK, N. D. - A new report outlines 95 million acres of possibilities for new clean energy development in the United States – on land managed or owned by Native American tribes. Biomass, wind and geothermal are among the production possibilities detailed for North Dakota tribes; and yet, t

FARGO, N.D. - Although the Red River crested over the weekend in Fargo, climate scientists predict flooding events will become more common over time because of global warming. George Seielstad with the Union of Concerned Scientists says average temperatures in the Great Plains region have gone up 15

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