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It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - OH: Climate Change/Air Quality

Columbus, OH – More than $4 billion is expected to bring a breath of fresh air to Ohio, and at least 12 other states. The U.S. Justice Department has just reached a record agreement to end a long-running lawsuit over air pollution from coal-fired power plants. It means plants in the Ohio River

According to a new report from the Urban Land Institute, Ohioans are driving more miles on the road, spending more money at the gas pump, and contributing more to global warming pollution. The article finds that the average Ohio driver racks up about 14,000 miles a year, an increase of 4,000 mile

There's a bit of bad news in the air for Ohioans. According to a new study from the Natural Resources Defense Council, we can thank global warming for a slow but sure increase in "bad air" days in the state. Rising temperatures due to climate change will mean more hot summer days, increasing the ri

When you travel or commute by plane, train, or automobile, it has an impact on global warming pollution, and a new online "calculator" can help you add up how much good, or bad, those choices mean for the environment. Brian Smith with Earthjustice says if Ohioans do things like carpooling, biking,

Washington, D.C. - Those high prices you're seeing at the gas pump are driving energy companies to tap into new sources for fuel, but that comes at a high cost, according to a report released today. Things like oil shale, tar sands and liquefied coal could be used to power vehicles. But report co

The cement industry is getting a free pass to spread mercury pollution, according to two lawsuits against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The suits, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals by seven environmental groups and nine states, claim the E.P.A. is ignoring its duty under the Clean Air A

As Congress prepares to debate a federal response to the latest major report on global warming, an Ohio climate expert says the state is poised to take a leadership role. Ohio State University Earth Science Professor Lonnie Thompson contributed to a report released last Friday, in which 1,200 scie

In an unprecedented alliance, big business is joining the battle against global warming. Today, ten major US corporations, including Alcoa, BP America, Caterpillar and General Electric, are teaming up with conservationists to call for cuts in global warming pollutants. Francis Beinecke is head of

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