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PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 


It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - NY: Environmental Justice

NEW YORK, NY - The air surrounding the Lafarge Cement plant in Ravena, New York, and Lafarge plants in 11 other states, will be cleaner under a settlement announced Thursday by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. Lafarge is agreeing to pay $5 million in fines and to cease emitting 35,000 tons of pollutio

NEW YORK, NY - Environmental groups are applauding a decision in Virginia they say could affect the future of electric power planning in New York and other Northeastern states. Plans for the $1.8-billion Potomac-Appalachian Transmission Highline (PATH), which is designed to carry energy 276 miles f

NEW YORK - It's the time of year for resolutions, and environmentalists are calling on Gov. Paterson to resolve to stop raiding New York's Environmental Protection Fund (EPF). In the last two years, the governor and state lawmakers have taken $185 million from the fund, known to some as the state's

NEW YORK - Environmental watchdogs are cautiously applauding a Chesapeake Energy Company announcement. The company recently pledged not to drill for natural gas within the upstate New York Watershed, in order to avoid the risk of contaminating water during the process. However, experts say, other pa

NEW YORK - More than 2 million jobs in the United States depend on the planet's oceans. In New York alone, fishing, beaches and other ocean-related industries add tens of billions of dollars to the state economy. But all that depends on healthy oceans. Experts say declining fish populations, increas

Albany, NY - A wilderness movement that began in New York has led to a birthday celebrated nationwide this week. Forty-five years ago, President Johnson signed into law the Wilderness Act. Since then, it's ensured that more than 109 million acres have stayed wild nationwide. New York's two largest w

NEW YORK - More frequent and severe heat waves are on the way for summer months - and the new report that predicts them says they'll be brought on by global warming. The extreme weather also means more victims of heat stroke, asthma and other respiratory problems. The study of 30 urban areas acros

New York, NY - Hundreds of millions of dollars could have been pulled from the sea, if the U.S. did a better job rebuilding fish populations. That's the conclusion of a new report out today. Lee Crockett, director of federal fish policy for the Pew Environment Group, says their report asks a very

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