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PNS Daily Newscast - October 18, 2018 


Robert Muller now expected to reveal findings of his probe right after the November Midterm Elections. Also on the Thursday rundown: the poorest people pay the highest taxes in states like Nevada; and the terminator fights gerrymandering.

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Public News Service - OH: Environment

Cuyahoga County plans to purchase five electric vehicles for the community's fleet in 2019. <br />(Pixabay)

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Some Ohio city and community leaders are among dozens around the world putting the pedal to the metal on electric vehicle technology. The Climate Mayors Electric Vehicle Purchasing Collaborative was announced at a Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco last week. M

The Ohio River is considered one of the most polluted waterways in the United States. (ChipMahaney/Flickr)

CINCINNATI — A commission that helps control water quality in the Ohio River basin is looking to shed some of its duties - an idea that's raising some concerns. For 70 years, the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, known as ORSANCO, has set standards for pollution levels in the ri

Caroline McColloch of Chez Nous Farm is celebrating her first harvest of organic raspberries. (McColloch)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Harvest season is here, and it's an especially momentous time for some beginning farmers in Ohio. Caroline McColloch inherited Chez Nous Farm in Piqua, and as its new owner started a massive vegetable garden. However, she had a larger vision for her operation, and wanted to

The Western Basin of Lake Erie is a hot spot for annual algae blooms. (NOAA)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – While annual reporting and biweekly bulletins warn Ohioans of harmful algae locations and toxicity in Lake Erie, some clean-water groups contend officials need to also focus on eliminating the problem. The new 2018 Lake Erie Algae Forecast shows that while it will not be a rec

Researchers say some policy provisions are making it difficult for Ohio to embrace clean energy opportunities. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new report paints a picture of what a prosperous energy future could mean for the Buckeye State. The research released Tuesday was drawn from the insight and experiences of leaders in the areas of business, politics, labor, education and research. The Great Lakes Energy

When not recycled, plastic bags can litter the environment and harm wildlife. (Twenty20)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Folks around Ohio spent Earth Day picking up plastic bags, bottles and litter from parks and other areas, but efforts to prevent this type of waste pollution in the first place could be hampered. Senate Bill 210 would prevent local communities from placing fees on disposable

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative helped restore 2,500 acres of marsh and 600 acres of wetlands in the Mentor Marsh along Lake Erie's shoreline. (Erik Drost/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Lake Erie can't speak for itself, so dozens of Ohioans will be its voice this week on Capitol Hill. They join hundreds from around the country to promote the importance of programs that keep the Great Lakes healthy and drinking water safe. There are proposals for massive fu

Stacy Malkan with U.S. Right to Know shares strategies for what she calls

DAYTON, Ohio – As if dredged out of the pages of the tobacco industry's marketing playbook, an investigative journalist and author says there's a robust campaign underway to downplay the benefits of organic agriculture. Stacy Malkan, co-founder of the group U.S. Right to Know, says so-called

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