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PNS Daily News - September 22, 2020 


The Supreme Court vacancy raises stakes for a reproductive-rights campaign; voter-registration deadlines are just around the corner; and the pandemic compounds child-care woes.


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It's National Voter Registration Day. Plus, the Supreme Court and abortion are back, center stage, in the election spotlight.

Public News Service - OH: Oceans

Several Ohio communities have ordinances banning or imposing a tax on the use of single-use plastic bags and containers. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The plastic bag ban debate is once again heating up in Ohio. A state Senate committee held its first hearing Wednesday on SB 222, which would preempt local governments from banning or taxing single-use plastic bags. Cuyahoga County passed such a ban that goes into effect J

Cathy Becker of Grove City joined the Sierra Club at the UN Climate Conference. (Earth to Paris)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Some Ohoans were on hand this month in Paris as global leaders mapped out a blueprint for the future to reduce the damaging impacts of climate change. Cathy Becker of Grove City was a member of the Sierra Club delegation at the U.N. Climate Change Conference. After her time spent a

PHOTO: Rising water temperatures are not only posing a threat to Ohio fish, but also local economies, according to a report released this week by the National Wildlife Federation. Walleye jumping out of Lake Erie. Courtesy NWF.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Whether its catching walleye in Lake Erie or catfish in the Ohio River, fishing is an important part of Ohio's outdoor traditions and economy. But a new report finds climate change fueled by industrial carbon pollution is affecting freshwater fish. Frank Szollosi, Great La

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Fishers, boaters, residents and environmental groups are releasing a new study outlining the economic effects of the massive fish kills caused by the Bay Shore power plant near Toledo. The coal plant's water cooling intake system kills billions of fish each year, according to studie

CLEVELAND - Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes serve as economic engines for the Midwest region, although experts say they face potentially devastating environmental threats. An Interagency Ocean Policy Task force wants to hear firsthand about these problems, and suggestions for solving them, from

Columbus, OH – Several Ohio sporting and conservation groups want to see stronger policies from the Environmental Protection Agency for keeping invasive species of animals and plants out of the Great Lakes. They have asked for a tough rule dealing with ballast water discharged by ocean-going s

Toledo, OH – Three polar bear cubs celebrated their first birthday today at Ohio's most famous zoo. The milestone is being used to remind people of the fragile ecosystem of their cousins up north. An event at the Toledo Zoo's polar bear exhibit draws attention to the threatened habitats of pol

Columbus, OH – Unwelcome visitors are costing Ohio and other Great Lakes states $5 billion a year in economic damage and cleanup expenses. Invasive species are a growing menace to Ohio waterways, and a U.S. Senate committee takes up a plan this week to curtail them. It would regulate ballast w

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