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PNS Daily Newscast - August 13, 2020 


Minutes after Biden selected Harris as VP, she throws first punch at Trump; teachers raise their hands with safety concerns.


2020Talks - August 13, 2020 


Joe Biden and Kamala Harris made their first public appearance and running mates. President Trump called Georgia's Marjorie Taylor Greene a GOP "star," despite her support for baseless conspiracy theory QAnon.

Public News Service - OH: Public Lands/Wilderness

The Land and Conservation Fund helps protect the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Credit: Taximes/Wikimedia

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Conservation groups are not giving up their fight to continue a program that supports some of Ohio, and the nation's most crowned jewels. Congress allowed the Land and Water Conservation Fund to expire last week, a fund that protects national parks and other lands, including the C

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: Tens of thousands of miles of new pipelines are in the planning stages that would carry oil and gas to areas north. Photo courtesy of Nexus Gas Transmission.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Dozens of Ohioans, including farmers, are teaming up to fight pipeline projects that could run through their property. Almost 40,000 miles of new pipelines are being proposed around the state to transport oil and gas. Sheryl Billman is working to get organic certification for her L

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

PHOTO: A new report finds species such as the brook trout in Ohio face an uncertain future due to the impacts of climate change. Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Parenting is a tough job, and a new report suggests it's becoming increasingly stressful for wildlife in Ohio. According to a report from the National Wildlife Federation, climate change is making it harder for many animals to raise their young and keep them well fed and hea

PHOTO: The Listening Project team will survey people in Carroll and Columbiana to find out how hydraulic fracturing is impacting their lives. Photo credit: Paul Feezel.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Some of those most impacted by the fracking boon in Ohio have a chance to share their stories. Volunteers with the Listening Project are surveying residents of two of the most heavily drilled counties, Columbiana and Carroll, to identify the positive and negative impacts of

PHOTO: Environmental advocates say an oil spill this week in southwest Ohio is a reminder of the often unrecognized costs associated with oil and gas development. Photo credit: EPA.

CINCINNATI – Crews are continuing the clean up of an estimated 10,000 gallons of crude oil that spilled from a broken underground pipeline in Southwest Ohio. The accident earlier this week affected about a mile of creek in the Oak Glen Nature Preserve, about a quarter mile from the Great Mia

IMAGE: FracTracker has a new map highlighting current and proposed pipelines that would run through the Buckeye State. Image credit: FracTracker.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – While the nation has been focused on the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline, Ohioans may not realize how many other pipeline projects could be running across the state. The group FracTracker has generated a map of the current and proposed pipelines that cross North America ca

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