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PNS Daily Newscast - November 13, 2019 


Public impeachment hearings in Washington; dreamers protest in Texas; roadless wilderness areas possibly at risk around the country; and an ozone indicating garden, at the North Carolina Governor's Mansion.

2020Talks - November 13, 2019 


Supreme Court hears DACA arguments, and likely will side with the Trump administration, but doesn't take up a gun manufacturer's appeal. Former SC Gov. Mark Sanford drops out of presidential race; and former President Jimmy Carter recovers from brain surgery.

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Public News Service - ND: Climate Change/Air Quality

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

North Dakota's Theodore Roosevelt National Park is honored as one of the best three parks for natural history, in the new Fodor's Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West. But park advocates say a proposed coal power plant could put a dark cloud over the park's future. Of the half million

With gasoline at over three dollars a gallon, the annual Bike to Work Week is coming at a handy time. North Dakotans are being encouraged to leave their car in the garage and pedal a bike to work. Wayde Schafer with the Dacotah Chapter of the Sierra Club says it's easy to figure out much you're sa

Bismarck, ND - What's the harm in global warming? A report out today from Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Control says a one-degree temperature increase will put the Earth at greater risk of wildfires, coral bleaching, flooding and storm damage. And five degrees could result in 3.2 billion peop

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