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PNS Daily Newscast - July 16, 2019 


House Democrats prepare for vote condemning Trump's attacks on progressive freshman women. Also on our Tuesday rundown: Immigrants’ rights groups slam asylum rules that take effect today. Plus, summer meals aim to prevent kids' academic slide.

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Public News Service - OH: Climate Change/Air Quality

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

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

A rain delay at Progressive Field in Cleveland contributed to the record number of postponed Major League Baseball games this season. (Eric Drost/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - As summertime begins to wind down, a new report outlines how climate change is putting a damper on many of the popular summer experiences enjoyed by Ohioans. The research released today by the National Wildlife Federation found that excessive heat, toxic algae and increases in tick

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

A new report suggests policies that support investments in cleaner sources of energy can bring economic opportunities to Ohio. (Renovus Solar/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Businesses around Ohio, including major car manufacturers and specialty coffee roasters, say they are feeling the effects of a changing climate. According to a new report from the advocacy group Business Forward, volatile weather has entrepreneurs, executives, investors and

Environmental groups are hopeful Ohio will use funds from the Volkswagen settlement to invest in electric vehicle technologies. (mariordor59/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – In the new year, Ohioans can weigh in on how the state can best spend $75 million from the Volkswagen settlement to clean up its transportation sector. The car-maker admitted to cheating on emissions tests, and the money will be used to help mitigate the damage caused by exces

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