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PNS Daily Newscast - September 24, 2020 


President Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transfer of power post election; and COVID vaccine #4 needs volunteers.


2020Talks - September 24, 2020 


A new report highlights importance of keeping guns away from the polls; and Florida wants an investigation of a fund to help pay returning citizens' court fees and fines so they can vote.

Public News Service - NY: Waste Reduction/Recycling

Clean-energy advocates say New York may need 85 percent renewable power by 2030 to reach carbon reduction goals. Credit: Mat Fascione/geograph.org.uk

ALBANY, N.Y. - Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to make getting half the state's electric power from renewable sources by the year 2030 a requirement, but some energy advocates say that's not enough. With the United Nations Climate Change conference beginning next week, the governor is putting the p

A Vermont-based solar energy company is seeing resistance from residents in Oneida, New York, over a proposed solar farm project. Credit: Patrick Moore/freeimages.com<br />

ONEIDA, N.Y. - A Vermont-based company has proposed building one of the largest solar farms in upstate New York's Madison County, which it says could save residents millions in energy costs. But the developer, groSolar, is getting push-back from Oneida residents near the proposed site, who fear it

PHOTO: Solid fracking waste is piling up by hundreds of thousands of tons at seven New York landfills, according to a report by Environmental Advocates of New York. They are calling for emergency action. Credit: U.S. Geological Survey.

NEW YORK - Nearly a half million tons of solid fracking waste form Pennsylvania have been dumped in New York landfills, according to a new report that calls upon the Cuomo administration to take emergency action. Liz Moran, water and natural resources associate with Environmental Advocates of New Y

PHOTO: Thousands of people took part in the Peopleís Climate March on Sunday in New York City, one of many such demonstrations around the nation and world. Photo credit: Mark Scheerer.

NEW YORK - Thousands of people took part in the People's Climate March Sunday in New York City, one of many such demonstrations around the nation and the world. From the staging area at Columbus Circle, the marchers filled Central Park West as far as the eye could see. Stepping off around 1 p.m.,

PHOTO: A new report digging deeply into public opinion polls shows conservation is a broad concern among America's Latino population and that candidates in upcoming mid-term elections should take note. Photo courtesy Hispanic Access Foundation.
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NEW YORK - While some might think immigration policy dominates the concern of Hispanics in New York and around the nation, a new report shows the environment is high on their agenda. Two groups - Latino Decisions and Hispanic Access Foundation - dug deeply into nine recent public opinion polls and

Photo: Advocates say New York Needs to more strictly enforce the state's Right to Know Law so sewage overflows such as this one into the Hudson River are reported. Photo Credit: Hudson Riverkeeper.

NEW YORK – It's called the Sewage Pollution Right to Know Act, and local environmental advocates are calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to enforce it. The state passed the Right to Know Law in 2012 and Katherine Nadeau, director of the Water and Natural Resources Program with Environmental Advocat

PHOTO: Dryden, NYís mostly rural landscape can be protected from oil and gas drilling and fracking by local land use ordinances, according to a ruling by a NY Appeals Court Thursday. Courtesy Town of Dryden.

ALBANY, N.Y. – A New York Appeals Court has ruled in favor of two upstate towns, Dryden and Middlefield, saying a lower court was right in upholding bans the towns placed on fracking – or the fracturing of underground shale rock to extract natural gas. Dryden passed a zoning ordinance

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

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