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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2019 


President Trump asks SCOTUS to block release of his tax returns; use of the death penalty is on the decline across the country; and a push to make nutrition part of the health-care debate.

2020Talks - November 15, 2019 


Former MA Gov. Deval Patrick is officially running for president, saying he can attract more Independents and moderate Republicans than other candidates.

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Public News Service - PA: Public Lands/Wilderness

Agriculture is the major source of nitrogen and sediment pollution.  (Lynn Betts/Wikimedia Commons)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Environmentalists are concerned that the budget proposed by Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday is short of the resources needed to meet the state's clean water obligations. Harry Campbell, director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Pennsylvania office says it will take almost $380 millio

Shorter winters are making Pennsylvania uninhabitable for the snowshoe hare, according to a new report. (National Wildlife Federation)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania's state tree, state fish and state bird could disappear from the commonwealth altogether by the end of this century, according to a new study that says it's happening right now. A mini-report by the National Wildlife Federation says every decade the state gets a litt

Radium 226 found in fracking waste has a half-life of 1,600 years. (Delaware Riverkeeper Network)

BRISTOL, Pa. - Environmentalists say a state study of radiation in waste from gas drilling is inaccurate and incomplete. The Department of Environmental Protection study found little cause for concern about radioactive materials in waste from drilling operations. But Tracy Carluccio, deputy direc

The Land and Water Conservation Fund helps maintain the Allegheny National Forest. (Nicholas A. Tonelli/Wikimedia Commons)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Advocates are calling on Congress to permanently reauthorize a federal fund that supports parks, nature preserves and outdoor recreational facilities across the country. Created in 1965, the Land and Water Conservation Fund has helped fund projects in virtually every county in eve

The Clean Water Rule would protect small streams and headwaters. Credit: Brubakerslegacy/Wikimedia Commons

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Water Rule has been put on hold by federal courts, but environmental groups fear some in Congress may try to overturn it with legislation. The EPA finalized the rule last spring, reestablishing federal authority to protect s

The grant will target 106 miles of polluted waterways in the Juniata River Basin. Credit: Cngodles/en.wikipedia

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has received a $265,000 grant to reduce pollution and improve water quality in Pennsylvania rivers damaged by agricultural pollution. The grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation will target three waterways in the Juniata River Basin. Acco

Water-quality programs in the field reinforce classroom lessons for Pennsylvania kids. Courtesy: Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - School kids from 10 Pennsylvania counties are getting hands-on learning experiences in water quality. It's the 25th year of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Susquehanna Watershed Education Program. This year, sixth-through-12th graders from 19 different schools are spending a day

Runoff entering the Allegheny River contains arsenic, lead and mercury. Credit: David Fulmer/Wikimedia Commons

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A federal judge says PPG Industries violated the law by allowing toxic runoff from a former waste dump to flow into the Allegheny River. The contamination enters into the river 38 miles upstream from Pittsburgh's primary drinking water intake pipe. David Masur, executive director

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