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PNS Daily News - December 6, 2019 


A Trump impeachment vote in the House could come before Christmas; students rally for climate action again today; and other-abled workers fuel a vertical farm in Wyoming.

2020Talks - December 6, 2019 


Impeachment is ramping up, and so is Iowa campaigning and Democratic endorsements. 2004 Democratic nominee John Kerry endorsed former VP Joe Biden, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders, and VoteVets endorsed Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

Public News Service - NY: Toxics

Albany, NY - New York could face one of the most serious environmental disasters in its history if planned staff cuts are made at the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Governor David Paterson's 8,000-job statewide belt-tightening would mean that 225 DEC staffers would lose their jobs,

Albany, NY - As many as a thousand young New Yorkers will join nearly 10,000 others from around the country in Washington D.C. this weekend to demand federal action on climate and energy policy. PowerShift '09 is four days of panels, workshops, networking, demonstrating, lobbying and rallying on Cap

Albany, NY — A first-of-its-kind lawsuit in New York claims there are undisclosed dangerous chemicals contained in everyday household cleaning products. The suit, filed Tuesday in the State Supreme Court, says chemicals in cleaners can cause everything from nerve damage to hormone disruption a

New York, NY — Just before leaving office, the Bush Administration ordered a last-minute rule change that deregulated 1.5 million tons of hazardous waste. More than 5,000 recycling facilities, including many in the tri-state area, are expected to take advantage of the loophole, so environmenta

Albany, NY – New York consumer advocates are applauding Congress' action on phthalates, a controversial family of chemicals that studies have linked to cancer and reproductive problems. Of particular concern is that the toxins can be ingested when toddlers put toys with those additives in thei

Albany, NY — Dangerous mercury emissions from cement plants in New York and across the nation are up 100 percent from the rate previously reported, according to Earth Justice. Congress told the Environmental Protection Agency more than a decade ago to curb those mercury emissions, but a new Ea

New York, NY — In setting less stringent standards for ozone pollution, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may have ignored its own scientists' findings, according to a federal lawsuit filed on Tuesday. For New Yorkers, especially those in and around several cities upstate, it mean

New York, NY — New York Senators are pushing a measure in Congress to ban the use of Bisphenol-A (BPA), a potentially hazardous chemical, in manufacturing children's products such as plastic baby bottles and teething rings. Kelly Travers-Main works with the Citizens' Environmental Coalition i

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