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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

A new report from the National Wildlife Federation finds more frequent rains spurred by climate change are spawning harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. Photo courtesy of NOAA

COLUMBUS, Ohio - One year after an algal bloom tainted drinking water in Toledo, a new report examines the ways climate change is threatening Lake Erie and other bodies of water. According to the findings from the National Wildlife Federation, the Midwest has experienced dramatic changes in climate

Low-income communities are expected to see improvements to their health if the EPA's Clean Power Plan is enacted. Credit: wallyir/morguefile.com

COLUMBUS, Ohio - As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Obama administration work toward approval of the Clean Power Plan, which would limit carbon pollution, people in low-income communities may have the most to gain. According to the NAACP, people of color and low-income households

Young Republicans want their party to address issues related to energy reform and the environment in tonight's debate in Cleveland. Credit: Dodgerton Skillhause/Morguefile

CLEVELAND – Ohio is Ground Zero today for the 2016 presidential campaign as Republican candidates for president square off in the campaign season's first debate. With a full spectrum of GOP contenders with various priorities, Young Republicans are reminding candidates to pay attention to issu

Two reports debunk claims that the Clean Power Plan will increase electric bills. Credit: MRBECK/Flickr.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Clean Power Plan is expected to be finalized soon, and two new reports refute opponents' claims that the plan will increase electric bills for Ohioans. Synapse Energy Economics developed a scenario that includes investments in renewables and energy efficiency, and found

A NWF poll finds a large majority of hunters and anglers favor Clean Water Act standards. Credit: Ed Devereaux/Flickr

MARIETTA, Ohio – Some of Ohio's 110,000 miles of streams could lose potential environmental protections as Congress considers rescinding a recent EPA rule that extends Clean Water Act standards to smaller streams and wetlands. A poll released today by the National Wildlife Federation finds 83

PHOTO: With the heavy rainfall the past two weeks in Ohio, farmers around the state are reporting flooded fields, which some experts say is connected to the changing climate. Photo credit: Lance Cheung for the USDA/Flickr.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The wet weather this month isn't just putting a damper on cookouts, festivals and pool parties. It's also starting to hurt Ohio's growing season. Heavy rain over the past two weeks has soaked farm fields around the state, including Anderson Orchard in Pickerington. Its owner, Steve

PHOTO: According to Environment Ohio, intense storms have led to a 12 percent increase in precipitation Ohioans have experienced over the past 40 years, and temperatures have risen 1.5 degrees over the last five generations. Photo credit: missprint2/morguefile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - It may have been a stormy childhood for Ohio's millennial generation. Literally. A new report from the Environment Ohio Research and Policy Center found that today's young adults are experiencing hotter temperatures and more intense storms than did previous generations. According t

PHOTO: Hands-on environmental education for children is the goal of ECO Center, whose founder, Emily Olliverdes, is among the Ohio women honored by the National Wildlife Federation for their role in conservation efforts. Photo courtesy of Chris Maxie, NWF.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio women are taking the lead in protecting the environment and reducing the impact of climate change, which is why they were honored this week by the National Wildlife Federation. Trish Demeter, managing director of energy and clean-air programs for the Ohio Environmental Council

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