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Facebook removes a Trump post because of "deceptive" COVID19 claims; small businesses seek more pandemic relief.


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Iowa's governor has restored the right to vote for people with past felony convictions via executive order; and Tennessee has a primary election today.

Public News Service - OH: Climate Change/Air Quality

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

PHOTO: Researchers at the Center for American Progress say the two-year freeze on Ohio's clean energy standards has resulted in millions of lost energy investment, such as in wind power. Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.<br /><br />

COLUMBUS, Ohio - It's been almost a year since Ohio lawmakers froze the state's energy efficiency and renewable energy standards, and some analysts say the damage is already unfolding. Researchers at the Center for American Progress interviewed business leaders in the renewable energy sector in Ohi

PHOTO: A new report examines the ways concerns about the Clean Power Plan's impact on electric grid reliability can be addressed with strong operating procedures already used in the industry. Photo credit: D Sharon Pruitt/Flickr.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – State regulators are determining how Ohio will meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed carbon emission reduction goals, and a new report highlights ways the industry can ensure the electric grid stays reliable. Some opponents argue the Clean Power Plan will

PHOTO: President Obama on Wednesday announced the first ever controls on methane emissions. Photo credit: London Permaculture/Flickr.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - President Obama's new proposal to cut methane emissions could improve the air and economy of Ohio. The proposal, announced Wednesday, calls for a 45 percent reduction in methane emissions from the oil and gas industry by 2025. Andrew Williams, state regulatory and legislative affa

PHOTO: 18 solar companies in Ohio signed a letter sent to the White House endorsing the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan which would put the first-ever national limits on carbon pollution from power plants. Photo courtesy of the Environmental Protection Agency.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - They're ready to roll with clean energy. Over a dozen solar businesses in Ohio have sent a letter to the White House backing the EPA's proposed Clean Power Plan. Steve Melink, president of Melink Corporation in Milford, signed the letter because he says limits on carbon pollution

PHOTO: Some experts say harmful algae blooms in Lake Erie are spurred by climate change and some outdoor groups in Ohio are supporting the EPA's efforts to reduce carbon pollution linked to climate change. Photo credit: Tom Archer/Flickr.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - They love the great outdoors, and they're speaking out about why it needs to be protected, in Ohio and around the nation. A coalition representing hunters, anglers and other sportsmen are banding together to show their support for the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Pl

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