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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 


Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.


2020Talks - August 14, 2020 


Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Public News Service - NH: Environment

Manchester, NH – If holiday shopping already has you feeling a little out of balance, consider getting in step with the earth. Environmentalists say this is a perfect time to give a gift of caring for the planet, and they're offering tips on how to have an eco-friendly season. Environmental

Washington, DC – It's a major environmental victory in a landmark case. On Monday, Ohio-based American Electric Power agreed to pay $4.6 billion to clean up the emissions from its coal-burning power plants in five states. That means serious relief from pollutants that have created acid rain an

Newport, NH – Naturalists across the country have joined the call to protect New Hampshire's Sunapee Highlands. The Sierra Club has included the region in its' list of 52 places where environmental protection is most important places over the next ten years. New Hampshire Sierra Club direc

Portsmouth, NH – By 2050 in Portsmouth, if the rising sea level doesn't get you, the poisoned air just might. A new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council reiterates there will be more "bad air" days because of global warming. Report co-author Kim Knowlton explains that rising tempe

A court order clearing the air in Vermont should also lead to a healthier New Hampshire. Granite State environmentalists are hailing yesterday's federal court decision that allows Vermont and other states to require that new cars being sold meet the same tough emissions standards as California uses,

Concord, NH – The Sierra Club's drive for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions received a boost this weekend, when New Hampshire steelworkers union members signed on to the club's global warming petition drive to achieve a two-percent yearly reduction in CO2 emissions through 2050. For conse

Concord, NH - Sen. John Sununu is in an unusual position this Earth Day week -- he's receiving praise for his recent actions to fight global warming. On Friday, Sununu announced that he is the lead Republican co-sponsor of the "Clean Air Planning Act of 2007," which aims to significantly reduce le

The Environmental Protection Agency is set to change what it deems "safe levels" of "DBP" (dibutyl phthalate), by increasing the allowable exposure. It's a common chemical found in lotions, shampoo, nail polish, perfume, children's toys and even printing ink that comes into contact with food. Studie

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