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PNS Daily Newscast - March 30, 2020 


Trump extends social distancing guidelines through April 30. The coronavirus is taking its toll on nonprofits; and scammers have already set their sights on your COVID-19 relief check.

2020Talks - March 30, 2020 


Campaigning from Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders has been virtual, and largely about the novel coronavirus. Sanders also spoke out about the Trump administration's Interior Department order to disestablish the Mashpee Wampanoag's reservation in Southern Massachusetts.

Public News Service - OH: Climate Change/Air Quality

Farmers can play a crucial role in fighting climate change by adopting practices that improve soil health and capture carbon, but a new report suggests the federal government isn't doing enough to help them. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Climate change may be hurting rural communities in Ohio and other states, but new research says federal investments could help turn things around. At the Center for American Progress, senior policy analyst Ryan Richards said rural areas face unique challenges -- from flooding and

When a supply chain gets disrupted by severe weather, it can negatively impact auto plant profitability. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio is the "birthplace of aviation," but it's also home to many other key industries. And a new report says climate change is affecting the viability of auto suppliers, farms, manufacturers and other businesses in the state. President of the Business Forward Foundation Jim Doyle

Researcher Laura Lengnick, left, says warmer winters followed by late freezes are impacting fruit crops such as grapes. (Lengnick)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Without a sustained cold snap yet this winter, Ohio again is experiencing an unseasonable season. And an agricultural researcher says these unconventional weather patterns and other impacts of climate change are threatening the future of the food system. Soil scientist and educ

Higher temperatures in the future could have a negative impact on corn and soybean production in rural areas, and public health in urban communities. (typographyimages/Pixabay)

CINCINNATI – As Ohioans sweat through record high October temperatures this week, new polling suggests many people are connecting the dots between extreme weather and climate change. The 2019 Ohio Health Issues Poll released by Interact for Health found that seven-in-ten Ohio adults believe

The algal bloom in Lake Erie is not expected to dissipate for several more weeks. (noaa.gov)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohioans seeking fun on Lake Erie's waters this Labor Day weekend will be confronted with some water-quality warnings. An algae bloom continues in the lake's western basin, and measured toxin concentrations are said to be exceeding the recreational threshold. Timothy Davis &#

Nearly $2 billion worth of methane gas is lost each year through flaring and leaks at oil- and gas-well sites in the United States. (Tim Evanson/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - New federal legislation could help Ohio in its efforts to reduce methane gas leaks from natural-gas facilities. Methane is considered one of the most potent greenhouse gases, and nearly $2 billion worth of methane is lost each year at oil and gas well sites across the country. Th

Increased consumer adoption of electric vehicle technology is boosting clean car job growth. (@doondevil/Twenty20.com)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Buckeye State still ranks near the top for clean job creation. According to a new report from the nonpartisan business group E2, nearly 113,000 people are employed in Ohio's clean-energy sector. That's a 4.6 percent increase in the past year, which E2 Executive Directo

Andrew Wheeler, who is nominated to head the Environmental Protection Agency, worked as a lobbyist for the coal industry. (USDA)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Moms from Ohio are among those asking elected leaders to think hard about making Andrew Wheeler the nation's top environmental steward. In the seven months since becoming acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Wheeler has moved to unravel regulations, i

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