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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 


Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.


2020Talks - August 14, 2020 


Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Public News Service - OH: Climate Change/Air Quality

Ohio Farmer Dennis Reer checks his cover crop for soil health. (David Ike/The Nature Conservancy)

SENECA CO., Ohio -- The prospect of heavy spring rains -- linked to climate change -- has led some farmers to use conservation measures to protect their fields. Dennis Reer plants corn, soybeans and wheat at 5R Farms in Seneca County, and also grows cover crops in the off season, because living ro

Before closing in 2019, General Motors' Lordstown, Ohio, plant produced the fuel-efficient Chevy Cruze. (InSapphoWeTrust/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, OH -- A new poll suggests automakers in Ohio and other states would be wise to accelerate investment in clean-car technology. A survey of General Motors vehicle owners found the company's favorability with customers dropped from 93% to 44% after vehicle owners learned about GM's failure t

Several Ohio communities are setting clean energy goals to help combat climate change. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A new coalition is inviting communities to join an effort to create what it calls a healthier and more prosperous Ohio for generations to come. Power a Clean Future Ohio is comprised of environmental, clean energy and other organizations that are working with cities and towns to

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 &#

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