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PNS Daily Newscast - November 18, 2019 


President Trump invited to testify in person or in writing, says Pelosi; a battle over the worth of rooftop-solar electricity when it's sold back to the grid; the flu gets an early start; and the value of Texas family caregivers.

2020Talks - November 18, 2019 


Former Pres. Barack Obama cautioned Democrats to be more moderate, and incumbent Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards wins over Trump-backed Republican opponent.

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Public News Service - OH: Climate Change/Air Quality

Methane emissions from hydraulic fracturing operations contribute to climate change. (Joshua Doubek/Wikimedia)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Methane is a potent greenhouse gas leaked by hydraulic fracturing and other oil and gas production. And a new report from the Center for American Progress pinpoints the who's who of methane pollution in Ohio and throughout the Appalachian Basin. The Center says 11 companie

More than 3 million Ohioans live near an oil or gas drilling operation. (Daniel Foster/Wikimedia)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- About one in four Ohioans lives near an oil or gas operation, with toxic emissions that can be threats to health and the environment. A new tool released today by Earthworks pinpoints the locations of more than 90,000 oil and gas facilities in the Buckeye State, along with the neig

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

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