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PNS Daily Newscast - August 5, 2020 


A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; and child care is key to getting Americans back to work.


2020Talks - August 5, 2020 


Election experts testify before the US House that more funding is necessary. And Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state had primaries yesterday; Hawaii and Tennessee have them later this week.

Public News Service - NH: Environment

The nation's first study of PFAS contamination is centered at the site of the former Pease Air Force Base in New Hampshire. (Master Sgt. Dave Casey/Wikimedia Commons)

CONCORD, N.H. - Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill yesterday to fight PFAS contamination on several fronts. The measure would compel insurance companies to pay for blood tests to detect PFAS chemicals. It also writes PFAS standards for drinking water into statute - which would head off a lawsuit brou

Researchers say unprecedented numbers of moose are dying from anemia caused by excessive tick bites (W. Kriss Ebersold/EPA).

CONCORD, N.H. – A new analysis by Defenders of Wildlife shows that New England could be hard hit if the Trump administration’s new Endangered Species Act regulations go into effect. The environmental group joined six others this week in suing the administration over the proposed rules.

Much of the trash in New Hampshire's landfills comes from out-of-state sources. (New Hampshire State Parks)

DALTON, N.H. – Residents of a small North Country town are organizing against a proposed landfill near their beloved Forest Lake. Vermont-based Casella Waste Systems has run out of room at its Bethlehem landfill, and after residents there voted to keep the company from expanding its capacity

In 2018, an estimated 800 million gallons of combined sewage overflow was discharged into the Merrimack River. (Wikimedia Commons)

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Has the city of Manchester been pumping raw sewage into the Merrimack River because of heavy rains this spring? That question won't be officially answered until next year, when the city is required to file a public report. Yet just 35 miles south, the wastewater treatment p

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden knows more than 4 in 10 New Hampshire voters aren't affiliated with a political party, and is counting on appealing to independents. (Kevin Bowe)

HAMPTON, N.H. — Former Vice President Joe Biden arrived in New Hampshire Monday to kick off his campaign in the first-in-the-nation primary, with stops in the Seacoast and Manchester. At his first appearance, before an overflow crowd at the Community Oven pizzeria in Hampton, Biden described

Weir Tree Farms in New Hampshire was one of many Christmas tree farms affected by extreme weather this year. (Weir Tree Farms)

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Shopping for a Christmas tree this year, you might have noticed they cost a little more in New England, and tree growers say this year's wild weather and climate change played a role. Some New Hampshire and Vermont tree farms weren't able to harvest their trees because of

More than 80 U.S. cities have committed to move toward 100 percent renewable energy. (skeeze/Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. – New Hampshire's capital city is front and center in a new report on cities moving to 100 percent renewable energy. Concord is one of 10 cities profiled in the Sierra Club's 2018 "Ready for 100" report. In July, the Concord City Council voted unanimously to work toward eliminat

From fishing to recreation, New Hampshire's coastal waters play a major role in the state's economy.  (ckaras/Pixabay)

CONCORD, N. H. –Environmental advocates say a plan to allow oil drilling in New Hampshire's coastal waters is a threat to the environment and the state's economy. On Monday, there's a public meeting in Concord on the Trump administration's proposal to open most of the U.S. coastline to oil and

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