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PNS Daily Newscast - January 21, 2020 


Climate change is on the radar for rural voters in Iowa. Plus, the Senate impeachment rules.

2020Talks - January 21, 2020 


Candidates attended the Iowa Brown & Black Forum in Des Moines, and answered tough questions about their records on race. It was MLK Day, and earlier many were in South Carolina marching together to the State Capitol.

Public News Service - ND: Climate Change/Air Quality

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

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

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