PNS Daily News - September 17, 2019 

Gas prices could jump today in response to the Saudi oil attack; energy efficiency jobs are booming in the U.S.; and a national call to promote election security.

2020Talks - September 17, 2019. (3 min.)  

Former Rep. John Delaney on the opioids crisis; a field organizer for Sen. Kamala Harris on campaigning in Iowa; and a President Donald Trump supporter who cares more about numbers than personalities.

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Workforce shortages are plaguing community health centers in Ohio and around the nation. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The health-care headquarters for nearly 620,000 Ohioans is looking for new recruits. Research released today shows that almost all Community Health Centers in the United States are trying to fill at least one vacancy, with physicians the most-needed. The findings are from a n

Lindsey Lusher Shute, executive director of the National Young Farmers Coalition, says new farmers are critical to the success of the food system. (Shute)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The aging farm population in Ohio needs a new generation to fill its shoes, but young farmers face many obstacles getting off the ground. Lindsey Lusher Shute, an Ohio native and executive director of the National Young Farmers Coalition, says capital is the biggest challenge for

Manure from CAFOs contains phosphorus that contributes to the growth of toxic algae in Lake Erie. (U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new report connects the dots between headline making toxic algae in Lake Erie and taxpayer dollars. Manure from confined animal feeding operations, known as CAFOs, contains phosphorus that contributes to the growth of blue-green algae. And the report from the Less Equals

An annual conference aims to build momentum for sustainable growing in Ohio. Credit: George Remington

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Sustainable agriculture is becoming big business for Ohio, with farmers doubling their sales between 2008 and 2014, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And an upcoming gathering aims to build more momentum. Registration is open for the Ohio Ecologica

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

Opponents say the DARK Act could undermine businesses such as Snowville Creamery in Ohio that sell non-GMO products. Courtesy of Snowville Creamery

COLUMBUS, Ohio - With preservatives, flavorings and other unpronounceable ingredients, making sense of food labels is difficult enough. Opponents say the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act could create even more confusion. They refer to it as the Deny Americans the Right to Know, or DARK Act. The

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

Reports sho there are not enough dentists to meet the demand of Ohioans. Credit: Dr. Benjamin R. Record/Flickr

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Finding a dentist to ease dental woes is a toothy problem for many Ohioans. A new report finds 84 areas in the state where there are not enough dentists to meet the demand, and the gap will continue to grow in Ohio over the next decade. According to data from the Health Reso

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