PNS Daily Newscast - March 27, 2020 

The U.S. now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other country. Despite the pandemic, Election 2020 continues and states are making changes.

2020Talks - March 27, 2020 

3.3 million people reported being jobless last week, according to new Labor Department numbers. And Puerto Rico was supposed to hold primaries this weekend, though they pushed it back to late April, because of COVID-19.

Public News Service - OR: Climate Change/Air Quality

PORTLAND, Ore. - The federal government is asking Oregonians to chime in on how national forests should be managed in the coming decades. The USDA Forest Service will be holding an open house on forest planning in Portland on Tuesday. Mike Anderson, senior resource analyst with The Wilderness Socie

PORTLAND, Ore. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recommending tougher standards to clean up ground-level ozone pollution, commonly known as smog, and public comments are being accepted on the proposal for one more week. Ground-level ozone has been linked to serious health problems

PORTLAND, Ore. - On a new list of "Top Ten" national forests, ranked for their storage of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, six are in Oregon, with three in Washington and one in Alaska. The analysis of U.S. Forest Service data indicates the Western Oregon forests are using and storing twice as mu

PORTLAND, Ore. - The year 2009 is dotted with important milestones for the conservation community in Oregon. For starters, the state got more than 200,000 new acres of federally designated wilderness, created in March with passage of the Omnibus Wilderness Act. Matt Little, Pacific Northwest regio

PPORTLAND, Ore. - Salmon, bull trout, leatherback sea turtles and Canada lynx are the Oregon "residents" on a new list of "America's Hottest Species." They are already considered endangered and will inch closer to extinction if climate change worsens, according to the Endangered Species Coalition an

EUGENE, Ore. - Green is more than a school color at every state college and university in Oregon: The whole system has pledged to reduce its carbon footprint and energy use. In a new report from the National Wildlife Federation, college students have been dubbed "Generation E" for their commitment t

SALEM, Ore. - In bars, bingo halls and bowling centers around the state, you just never know who's watching you. The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) sent observers into more than 160 of these businesses statewide recently, to see whether they're complying with the smoke-free workplace law

PORTLAND, Ore. - From Portland to Paisley, nine Oregon towns and companies found out this week that they're getting federal money for energy projects. Seven are geothermal projects; the others are technology upgrades at two electric utilities, including almost 100,000 new, more sophisticated electri

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