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PNS Daily Newscast - Friday, August 23, 2019 


A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

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Public News Service - OH: Climate Change/Air Quality

Athens County Public Libraries received $85,602 from the Community Energy Savers program for energy-efficiency upgrades. (Athens County Public Libraries)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - With the passing of each Earth Day, more Ohioans are learning to take steps to protect the environment, including reducing energy use. And some Ohio libraries also are making energy conservation a priority. An award from American Electric Power and Columbia Gas was a springboard

A new report says critters like the armadillo, native to the southern states, could make their way to Ohio and other northern states as a result of climate change. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – With warm weather in Ohio over the weekend, it turns out Buckeye Chuck's prediction of six more weeks of winter might be wrong – and while Ohioans may have enjoyed the break from the cold, a new report indicates it's a different story for small mammals like the groundhog

EPA data suggests that measures to cut carbon pollution under the Clean Power Plan will provide nearly $54 billion in climate and health benefits. (erdenebayar/Morguefile)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The saga over the merits of the Clean Power Plan continues, with the U.S. Supreme Court staying implementation of the standards pending legal challenges. But supporters are confident the standards will ultimately be upheld. Ohio is among 27 states suing the Environmental P

Cathy Becker of Grove City joined the Sierra Club at the UN Climate Conference. (Earth to Paris)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Some Ohoans were on hand this month in Paris as global leaders mapped out a blueprint for the future to reduce the damaging impacts of climate change. Cathy Becker of Grove City was a member of the Sierra Club delegation at the U.N. Climate Change Conference. After her time spent a

A National Wildlife Federation report says Ohio's hunting season soon could be compromised by a warming climate. Credit: Larry Smith/Flickr

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio hunters are headed to the woods this week for white-tailed deer season, but a new report finds the annual event could become a fading tradition with the threat of climate change. Warming temperatures are stressing both big and small game animals, according to the National Wild

Organic farmer Mardy Townsend of Ashtabula County is worried about the effects of fracking waste on the environment, as well as her crops. Courtesy: Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association.

WINDSOR, Ohio – From spills to earthquakes, environmental and agriculture groups say hydraulic fracturing poses serious threats to land, water and public health. Ohio is one of several states taking part in a National Day of Action today, calling for an end to fracking waste and fracking-rela

Ohio groups say a higher severance tax is needed on fracking in Ohio. Credit: Ruhrfisch/Wikimedia

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio's development of oil and gas extraction from fracking has exploded in recent years, leaving local communities carrying the costs associated with the boom. The state's tax rate on oil and gas is less than a half percent, much lower than in other oil and gas states. Ohi

A National Wildlife Federation report highlights the threat of climate change to Ohio's hockey tradition. Credit: Joel Washing/Wikimedia

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Mascots bring light-hearted fun to sporting events, but a new report highlights how the inspirations behind some favorite hockey team names are facing the serious problem of climate change. According to the National Wildlife Federation, the Toledo Walleye and the Bowling Green Falc

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