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PNS Daily Newscast - January 17, 2019 


Speaker Pelosi sends a message to Trump – No State of the Union in Congress while shutdown continues. Also on the Thursday rundown: federal employees in Michigan to rally against the shutdown. Plus a Green New Deal in New York raises the bar for clean energy.

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Public News Service - OH: Environment

Magazines, newspapers and recycled paper are environmentally-friendly alternatives to wrapping paper. (Darby/Twenty20)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The "most wonderful time of the year" is also the most wasteful. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans throw away 25 percent more trash between Thanksgiving and New Years Day than any other time of the year. Whether you are shopping, decorating, cooking

Scientists say there are health risks associated with disposable plastics. (MabelAmber/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio lawmakers are considering legislation that would prohibit communities from banning plastic bags. But who stands to benefit? Supporters of House Bill 625 and Senate Bill 210 claim imposing local taxes on single-use containers, including plastic bags, are a burden on busi

Ohio ranks seventh nationally for the number of organic farming operations. (U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The end of the harvest signals the start of prep work for the next planting season. And an increasing number of farmers and producers in Ohio also are preparing for a transition to organic certification. Kim Bayer operates a mixed vegetable operation, and recently became cer

Ohio's Home Weatherization Assistance Program can provide energy efficiency services such as attic insulation for qualified low-income households. (Clean Energy Economy for the Region/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The crisp autumn air might be a nice reprieve after the summer heat, but it can wreak havoc on home energy bills. During Energy Efficiency Month in October, energy experts have tips to help Ohioans stay warm and save money. Penny Martin, a public information officer for Oh

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

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