PNS Daily Newscast - May 28, 2020 

A grim milestone as U.S. COVID-19 deaths top 100,000; and 'housing justice' advocates fear folks who lost their jobs could lose their homes.

2020Talks - May 28, 2020 

Former VP Joe Biden condemns recent police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis as yet another deadly encounter between police and an unarmed Black man. He did so before a virtual talk with PA Gov. Tom Wolf, ahead of next Tuesday's eight primaries.

Public News Service - NY: Public Lands/Wilderness

MEREDITH, N.Y. - President Obama got bipartisan applause during his State of the Union address when he called for an all-out clean-energy initiative. But a new film serves as a cautionary tale. Like many of her neighbors in Meredith, a small town near Oneonta, filmmaker Laura Israel was thrilled to

ALBANY, N.Y. - Critics of fracking are to protest today at Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "State of the State address, hoping to tell the governor that he should slow the rush toward horizontal drilling for natural gas in New York's Marcellus Shale. Meanwhile, those worried about fracking's impact on New York

ALBANY, N.Y. - With colder weather ushering in the home heating season, New Yorkers are being warned not to move firewood more than 50 miles beyond its origin because they might be spreading insects and diseases that can destroy Empire State forests. "Buy it where you burn it" is the slogan, aimed p

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - A song-and-dance routine broke out unexpectedly at a Walmart store in Syracuse this weekend. It was a "flash action" by protestors calling for the retail chain to accept and recycle used electronics that they sell. The small group of young environmental activists suddenly began sing

NEW YORK - Whether you're a jogger in the gym or training for the upcoming New York City Marathon, the Nature Conservancy has some advice for you: Get out and run in nature. The group has listed its 10 favorite U.S. places to run in the great outdoors. Five of them are in the Empire State, includin

NEW YORK - Plenty of New Yorkers will be headed to local forests and lakes this weekend as the nation celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day, on Saturday, and some conservationists say it's the perfect time to call attention to the positive role that New York sportsmen and sportswomen play in h

NEW YORK - Hurricane Irene has New Yorkers stocking up on storm supplies such as bottled water. Local conservationists say this is also a good time to be thinking about how well our coastal communities are prepared for threats such as storm surge. Protecting coastal communities requires long-term p

ALBANY, N.Y. - Citing "emerging threats" to the state's freshwater resources, backers of a new, comprehensive water management program say it is moving toward approval in the state Senate. The measure, already approved in the House, would - among other things - require anyone withdrawing more than

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