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PNS Daily News - November 21, 2019 


Sondland confirms a Ukraine quid pro quo; $1.5 trillion on the line for states in the 2020 Census Count; and time's almost up to weigh-in on proposed SNAP cuts.

2020Talks - November 20, 2019 


Tonight, 10 candidates will face off at the fifth Democratic primary debate in Atlanta. Also, it's Transgender Day of Remembrance, honoring trans and gender non-conforming people who have been killed this year.

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Public News Service - OH: Waste Reduction/Recycling

One study estimates that 100 million pieces of plastic, including single-use bags, pollute Lake Erie. (Indi Samarajiva/Flickr)

By Nick Pedone/Broadcast version by Mary Schuermann Kuhlman Reporting for the Kent State-Ohio News Connection Collaboration To help protect the environment, three Ohio communities have passed bans on single-use plastic bags, but now state legislators are trying to keep the bans from going into ef

Magazines, newspapers and recycled paper are environmentally-friendly alternatives to wrapping paper. (Darby/Twenty20)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The "most wonderful time of the year" is also the most wasteful. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans throw away 25 percent more trash between Thanksgiving and New Years Day than any other time of the year. Whether you are shopping, decorating, cooking

Scientists say there are health risks associated with disposable plastics. (MabelAmber/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio lawmakers are considering legislation that would prohibit communities from banning plastic bags. But who stands to benefit? Supporters of House Bill 625 and Senate Bill 210 claim imposing local taxes on single-use containers, including plastic bags, are a burden on busi

When not recycled, plastic bags can litter the environment and harm wildlife. (Twenty20)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Folks around Ohio spent Earth Day picking up plastic bags, bottles and litter from parks and other areas, but efforts to prevent this type of waste pollution in the first place could be hampered. Senate Bill 210 would prevent local communities from placing fees on disposable

About 300 homes have already received energy-efficiency improvements as part of Weatherize Nelsonville. (COAD)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Some 340,000 Ohio households owe about $1,700 more in annual energy costs than they can afford, according to federal data on home-energy affordability gaps. During Energy Action Month in October, community organizations are educating Ohioans about Ohio's Home Weatherization

Athens County Public Libraries received $85,602 from the Community Energy Savers program for energy-efficiency upgrades. (Athens County Public Libraries)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - With the passing of each Earth Day, more Ohioans are learning to take steps to protect the environment, including reducing energy use. And some Ohio libraries also are making energy conservation a priority. An award from American Electric Power and Columbia Gas was a springboard

Budget billing can take the sticker shock out of fluctuating electricity costs for Ohio households. Credit: Achim Hering/Wikimedia

COLUMBUS, Ohio – After a cool start, summer is ending with a sizzle in Ohio. The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates Ohioans on average paid $340 for electricity this summer, the months of June through August, four percent more than in 2014. Matt Schilling, public information off

Ohio has over 200 solar companies employing more than 4,300 people (Solar Energy Industries Association.) Credit: pippalou/morguefile.com

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Party cloudy with a chance of progress? One could say that's the solar power outlook for Ohio, based on the findings of a new report. The analysis released this week from the Frontier Group shows solar capacity per capita doubled in Ohio between 2012 and 2014. But report co-author

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