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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 - NM: Environment

Washington, DC – An updated analysis from The Wilderness Society indicates more than 10,000 new oil and gas wells may be drilled in New Mexico over the next two decades. The news has ranchers and conservationists worried about possible damage to livestock, as well as soil and water quality. Tw

A simple bag of garden mulch from your local hardware store or home center could contain the remains of an important protection against Gulf Coast hurricanes. Cypress mulch, which is often produced from trees cut from southern swamplands, is now on a "no buy" list, created by a coalition of conserva

A plan to make it easier to set up uranium mines may be hard to swallow in New Mexico. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is holding a public meeting in Albuquerque today, and the topic is a process that involves injecting chemicals into an aquifer to strip uranium from surrounding rock and di

America's National Parks are being threatened by an "Unnatural Disaster" according to a new report from the National Parks Conservation Association that looks at the affects of global warming. The report highlights the increased danger from wildfires to parks across the West. David Nimkin with the N

Sportsmen and anglers from across the Rocky Mountain West are in Washington this week to adopt an energy policy that balances oil and gas development with greater protection of wildlife and water resources. Tim Turri, who runs a guided big game hunting service in Otero County, is with the group an

A once-popular plan to build a biomass power plant in Torrance County is being scrutinized because it might not be so "clean" and "green" after all. Brian Bird with the group Forest Guardians is leading local opposition to the plant, which would burn piñon and juniper trees to make electricity

Albuquerque, NM – About 75 percent of mines end up polluting water resources more than the predicted amount established during their permitting process, and industry watchdogs say mines in New Mexico are no exception. Alan Septoff is research director for Earthworks, the group that sponsore

Albuquerque, NM - Both red and green may by the traditional Christmas colors, but the Sierra Club has tips to help specifically increase the "green" in holiday celebrations. Jennifer Hattam, of Sierra magazine, offers advice for saving energy and the environment this season. She says one of the simp

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