PNS Daily Newscast - July 10, 2020 

The Supreme Court opens the door for prosecutors to seek President Trump's financial records; a backlash in Florida on school reopening plans.

2020Talks - July 10, 2020 

US Supreme Court rules on Trump's tax returns; Houston mayor cancels Texas GOP's in-person convention; Louisiana has elections; and DC council gives people incarcerated for felonies the right to vote.

Public News Service - NY: Environment

Some 92% of New York voters support making parks, open space and natural areas more accessible. (Meng He/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- Seven in 10 New York voters believe that recovering from the economic impact of the COVID pandemic is an opportunity to take on future challenges such as climate change, according to a new survey. Conducted by The Nature Conservancy, it shows broad support for environmental initiatives s

Federal funding for coastal resilience could help restore the oyster reefs that once protected New York shoreline. (kidsasarin/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- A bill pending in Congress could help a project to restore a natural barrier to storm damage in New York. The Moving Forward Act would create a five-year program to repair existing infrastructure, fund new projects and create millions of jobs needed to restore the economy. It also inclu

New York's existing transmission system can't move enough renewable energy from where it's made to where it is needed most. (bilanol/Adobe Stock)

ALBANY, N.Y. -- In 10 years, New York will be getting 70% of its electric power from renewable sources, so clean-energy advocates are discussing how to send that power where it's needed. Solar and wind farms and offshore wind now in the planning stages now need transmission infrastructure, but muc

A single acre of wetland can store up to 1.5 million gallons of floodwater. (ehrlif/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- The toll from natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods and wildfires has been growing every year, but a new report says nature itself may be the best protection. The report, titled "The Protective Value of Nature", said healthy, intact ecosystems such as wetlands, floodplains, cora

Environmental groups say the next economic stimulus bill from Congress is an opportunity to establish new priorities. But will Congress agree? (DisobeyArt/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK - Climate activists are pleased with much of the new proposed stimulus bill, but they are urging Congress to make sure it puts the needs of people over corporate profits. The House could vote today on the proposed HEROES Act, a new $3 trillion stimulus and relief package. Many progressive

Earth Day 50 will focus on the importance of continuing investment in the health of the planet. (lovelyday12/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- Wednesday is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. And to mark the occasion, environmentalists are having a virtual gathering, urging the state of New York to continue its commitment to healing the planet. The COVID-19 pandemic will have a huge impact on the New York state budget. But env

Expediting renewable energy development could help New York's economy after the COVID-19 pandemic is over. (kessudap/Adobe Stock)

ALBANY, N.Y. - Clean energy advocates in New York say the budget passed by the Legislature this week includes reforms needed to ensure the state can reach its clean energy goals. The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, signed into law last year, requires the state to achieve 70% renew

Proposed changes to NEPA would restrict review of long-term environmental impacts on major federal projects like pipelines and dams. (MaxSafaniuk/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- Environmental groups testified this week in opposition to proposals they say would drastically weaken a critical law that protects communities as well as wildlife. For 50 years, the National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA, has given the public a chance to weigh in on major federal p

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