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PNS Daily Newscast - April 19, 2019 


A look at some of the big takeaways from the release of the redacted Mueller report. Also, on our Friday rundown: Iowa recovers from devastating floods and prepares for more. And, scallopers urged to minimize the threat to seagrass.

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Public News Service - OH: Toxics

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A nutrient crisis is creating a "feast or famine" situation in Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes, according to a new report. Too little food is making fish starve in Lake Huron's offshore waters, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) report says, while too much food is causing a

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The programs that ensure clean water and protect Lake Erie are under assault on Capitol Hill, according to conservation groups. Legislation that covers U.S. House Interior Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) spending could come up for a vote as early as this week.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes face serious challenges such as invasive species, pollution and variable water levels. And as millions of dollars are being spent revitalizing the region, researchers say projects should take into account the effects of climate change. Patty Gl

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Environmental, conservation and clean water groups are concerned about the future of hundreds of projects they say are revitalizing Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes; those projects include many in Ohio. Congress is expected to vote in the next few weeks on funding for the Great L

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A pesticide commonly used on Ohio farm fields and orchards is the target of a lawsuit filed Thursday, asking for a national ban by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Chlorpyrifos, also sold as Lorsban, combats insects by causing nerve damage, but watchdog groups say it can d

WASHINGTON - More antibiotics are used in farm animals than in people in the United States, according to the Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming. A growing number of experts are questioning the possible side effects, including new forms of bacteria that are antibiotic-resistant. At

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Residents and environmentalists are trying to put the brakes on a proposal from Ohio's biggest coal mining company. Murray Energy is requesting permission from the Ohio EPA to transform a stream in Belmont County into an artificial storage lake for billions of gallons of coal slurry

Washington, DC – The controversy continues over bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical which is considered toxic, yet is commonly used in plastic and metal containers, including baby bottles and soup cans. The Natural Resources Defense Council(NRDC) is now asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration t

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