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PNS Daily Newscast - October 28, 2020 

A technical error rejected your ballot? Take action. Plus, doctors sound off on harmful health impacts of tailpipe emissions.

2020Talks - October 28, 2020 

The window is closing to mail ballots in states like GA, MI and WI that require them to be received before Election Day. Experts recommend going in-person if possible.

Public News Service - NY: Waste Reduction/Recycling

PHOTO: School supplies. Photo credit: Mark Scheerer

HUNTINGTON, N.Y. - As much as forty percent of America's food supply is wasted on the way from production to consumption, according to a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council. For that reason, nonprofits have long looked to rescue food from dumpsters behind restaurants and supermarke

NEW YORK - Many New Yorkers will be making the big decision over the Thanksgiving weekend: whether to buy an artificial or real Christmas tree – a choice with both environmental and economic impacts. Bill Ulfelder, New York director of The Nature Conservancy, points out that natural Christmas

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

ALBANY, N.Y. - A new report card gives the New York State Senate and Assembly sharply divided grades when it comes to action to protect the environment. Rob Moore, executive director of EPL/Environmental Advocates, says most Democrats and Republicans in the state Assembly scored passing to exception

NEW YORK - Federal stimulus dollars are paying dividends for New Yorkers, an environmental group says - for commuters, the environment, public health and the potential for thousands of new jobs. With the state slated to receive more than $30 billion in federal stimulus money, some feared the state

ALBANY, N.Y. - New York State's chief environmental officer has joined with a dozen colleagues nationwide in fighting an effort in Congress that they see as hamstringing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Pete Grannis has written to Sen

ALBANY, N.Y. - With the long Memorial Day weekend approaching, more than 200 environmental and civic groups say Governor David Paterson is "playing chicken" with state lawmakers in a high-stakes game that would raid $6 million from New York's Environmental Protection Fund as a trade-off to keep the

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A recent report delivered to President Obama by a special panel appointed by President Bush warned that the risk of cancer from environmental toxins is "grossly under-estimated." But, making the situation even worse, say many health professionals, are the other ill effects of such

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