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44 Americans infected, but not all show signs of coronavirus illness; and many NC counties declare themselves 'Second Amendment sanctuaries.'

2020Talks - February 17, 2020 


Nevada's experiment with early caucusing is underway until tomorrow. Some candidates plus some Nevada Culinary Workers Union Local 226 members oppose Medicare for All, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders defends it, with a study just published making the case for it.

Public News Service - OH: Climate Change/Air Quality

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

As part of the "Hundred Hours" push by Democratic leaders, Congress will vote this week on a plan to cut $10 billion in oil company tax breaks, and use the money to promote renewable sources. Stan Spofforth with Clean Fuels Ohio says the proposal would be a job creator for the state, because Ohio i

Washington, DC - According to a federal lawsuit, the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new particle pollution standards are too lax and risk endangering children, seniors and people with asthma and other lung problems. The suit calls on the federal agency to strengthen standards for things lik

Ottawa, OH - Stop global warming and make money doing it. That's the goal for Ohio farmers who trade carbon credits on the Chicago Climate Exchange, and they can start making money in the new year if they sign up this month. Joe Logan, with the Ohio Farmers Union, says the program lets farmers make

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