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PNS Daily Newscast - July 6,2020 


Today is the final day to register to vote in Arizona's primary election; the FDA declines to back Trump claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "harmless."

2020Talks - July 6, 2020 


This year's July 4th had COVID-19, ongoing protests about systemic racism, and a presidential visit to Mt. Rushmore. Plus, Trump signed an order to plan a new statue park.

Public News Service - ND: Climate Change/Air Quality

Dickinson, ND – The Natural Resources Defense Council, Dakota Resource Council in North Dakota and Dakota Rural Action in South Dakota are pursuing their lawsuit against the U.S. State Department to stop construction of the international Keystone Oil Pipeline project. Mark Trechock with the

Bismarck, ND - Fighting climate change may have some extra economic benefits for North Dakota. The state's Congressional delegation, the governor, and other top leaders are coming together in Bismarck this week to talk about the possibilities at the Prairie Climate Stewardship Conference. Organiz

Washington, DC – This week, it appears Congress is finally ready to make a change and face up to climate change. The Senate debate on the "Climate Security Act" (S-2191), which began on Monday, marks the first time federal lawmakers have considered such a far-reaching bill as part of the natio

Bismarck, ND – North Dakota's energy future reaches a crossroads today, as a three-day hearing begins for the controversial "Big Stone Two" power plant project. The coal-burning plant would be built near Milbank, South Dakota, with participation from North Dakota ratepayers, and from utility c

South Heart, ND – Residents around the small western North Dakota town of South Heart are unhappy about plans to build a coal gasification plant nearby. The proposed site also is within 15 miles of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Concerned citizens want an environmental impact study done be

Fargo, ND - There's no excuse for American inaction on global warming, according to a new study. So far, the United States has largely refused to take the lead in reducing global warming, arguing that agreements like the Kyoto Protocol need to be undertaken by developed and developing countries alik

Fargo, ND – The price of oil seems to set new records every day -- as of Thursday, it's over $96 a barrel -- and oil companies' profits are setting records as well. As many North Dakotans struggle to pay their bills, advocates say it's time for Congress to force U.S. automakers to improve fuel

Fargo, ND – North Dakota is just entering the new world of biofuels, with two active ethanol plants and more on the drawing board. But a new report from the National Academy of Sciences finds augmented ethanol production could also increase pollution from agricultural runoff. Martha Noble with

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