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PNS Daily Newscast - February 17, 2020 


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

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

Supporters say the Clean Power Plan can produce a healthy economy and a healthy environment. Credit: quicksandala/Morguefile

COLUMBUS, Ohio – From healthier air to job creation, some experts from Ohio spoke with legislators in Washington last week about why the Clean Power Plan is good for the Buckeye State. The group represented the public health, science, labor, business and environmental sectors, and included M

Ohio has over 200 solar companies employing more than 4,300 people (Solar Energy Industries Association.) Credit: pippalou/morguefile.com

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Party cloudy with a chance of progress? One could say that's the solar power outlook for Ohio, based on the findings of a new report. The analysis released this week from the Frontier Group shows solar capacity per capita doubled in Ohio between 2012 and 2014. But report co-author

A PUCO hearing is underway in Columbus to investigate a FirstEnergy proposal that critics contend is a bailout of aging power plants. Credit: Nyttend/Wikipedia.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – FirstEnergy executives took the stand Monday in a long-awaited Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) hearing, with billions of dollars at stake. FirstEnergy wants their three Ohio utilities to purchase energy at above-market prices to shore up two aging power plants, own

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