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PNS Daily News - December 5, 2019 


Three out of four legal scholars say a Trump impeachment is justified; 700,000 to lose food assistance; and documents show the coal industry knew about climate impacts in the 1960's.

2020Talks - December 5, 2019 


Former VP Joe Biden's on his "No Malarkey" tour across Iowa, while the House Judiciary Committee had its first hearing with constitutional scholars.

Public News Service - PA: Rural/Farming

Pennsylvania farmers harvested oysters, set crab traps and tested the nitrogen content of Chesapeake Bay water during a three-day, hands-on learning experience. (Chesapeake Bay Foundation)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania farmers and conservation professionals just spent some time on Chesapeake Bay to gain firsthand experience with the impact they have on the water - and on those who depend on the bay to make their living. Agriculture is a major source of sediment and nutrient pollutio

A new report confirms improving agricultural land-management practices will be critical to fighting climate change. (Dusan Kostic/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A new report says farming has an important role to play in fighting climate change. The Climate Change and Land Use report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says rising temperatures and severe weather are putting pressure on land, and methods of land use - in

Pennsylvania is far behind other Chesapeake Bay-area states in reducing water pollution from agriculture and stormwater runoff, according to a new report. (George Sheldon/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania has fallen far behind in its commitment to reduce pollution that flows downstream to Chesapeake Bay, according to a new report. In 2009, six watershed states signed onto the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, setting goals for reducing surface- and ground-water polluti

The proposed changes would remove protections from many small streams and wetlands. (pxhere)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Monday will be the last day of the public comment period on proposed changes to the Clean Water Act that environmentalists say will put access to clean water at risk. The Environmental Protection Agency proposal would redefine which waters in the United States come under th

Chesapeake Bay is in danger of increased pollution from rivers and streams. (mcfisher/Pixabay)

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Chesapeake Bay became more polluted last year for the first time in a decade according to a new report from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation - and a majority of the pollution came from Pennsylvania. The foundation's "State of the Bay Report" said extreme weather from climate c

SB 780 would require insurance companies to cover telemedicine-provided health services. (Pixabay)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – With the state legislative session coming to a close, advocates are still hoping a bill that would expand options for Pennsylvanians to get health care will get a final vote. Senate Bill 780 would require insurance companies to offer coverage for telemedicine services prov

Cover crops promote soil health and control erosion and nutrient runoff, but support for them in a new Farm Bill is uncertain. (TheDigitalArtist/Pixabay)

LANCASTER, Pa. - The federal Farm Bill expires on Sept. 30, but different versions of its replacement could have a big impact on Pennsylvania's clean-water efforts. According to current U.S. Department of Agriculture risk-management rules, if something goes wrong with a cover crop, a farmer could l

More than 35,000 family farms are in the Pennsylvania portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. (12019/Pixabay)

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Chesapeake Bay is getting cleaner, but a new analysis says much more needs to be done to clean up pollution coming from Pennsylvania rivers and streams. The midpoint assessment of compliance with the Chesapeake Bay Clean Water Blueprint shows the water in the bay is clearer

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