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PNS Daily Newscast - May 28, 2020 


A grim milestone as U.S. COVID-19 deaths top 100,000; and 'housing justice' advocates fear folks who lost their jobs could lose their homes.

2020Talks - May 28, 2020 


Former VP Joe Biden condemns recent police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis as yet another deadly encounter between police and an unarmed Black man. He did so before a virtual talk with PA Gov. Tom Wolf, ahead of next Tuesday's eight primaries.

Public News Service - TN: Environment

Implementing the Clean Power Plan could save cities such as Nashville, Memphis and Knoxville money they could then use to fund programs supporting education and transportation. (Thomas Hawk/flickr.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – It isn't just individual consumers who could benefit from President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan. Cities such as Nashville, and businesses around the Volunteer State, also could see substantial savings, according to a study released this week by the Georgia Institute of

For the eighth time, Congress is considering legislation to increase federal protection for land in Tennesee's Cherokee National Forest. (John W. Iwanski/Flickr)

ERWIN, Tenn. - This weekend, thousands of Tennesseans and visitors packed up and hiked into thousands of acres of public lands in the state. But many of those untouched lands are unprotected from development and the effort continues to change that. The Tennessee Wilderness Act has been introduced

The Bellefonte Nuclear Generating Station in Hollywood, Ala., was never completed, and now the TVA this week at its board meeting is considering the sale of the land. (TVA)

BUCHANAN, Tenn. - The future of a 1,600-acre site on the Tennessee River could be decided this week. The Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors, at its meeting on Thursday, is expected to consider the possible sale of land originally allocated for the Bellefonte Nuclear Generating Station t

President Obama's Clean Power Plan is one policy that will be affected by the vacant seat left on the U.S. Supreme Court by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. (NASA/Flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As Earth Day events are held throughout Tennessee today, residents concerned about the effects of climate change and passionate about clean energy are calling on the U.S. Senate to do its job. Specifically, they're asking Republican senators to move forward with hearings a

The Tennessee Wilderness Act of 2016 would offer protection to more than 7,000 acres of land in Carter, Johnson, Washington and Unicoi Counties. (Bill Hodge)

UNICOI, Tenn. – More than 7,000 acres of some of Tennessee's pristine wilderness is offered protection in legislation introduced in the U.S. House by Rep. Phil Roe of Tennessee. The Tennessee Wilderness Act of 2016 would expand the existing wilderness areas in Carter, Johnson, Washington and

The first case of Zika virus is confirmed in Tennessee by the State Department of Health. (dodgertonskillhause/morguefile.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The first case of Zika virus has been reported in Tennessee the state Department of Health announced late Tuesday. The individual had traveled to South America prior to returning to east Tennessee. Dr. Tim Jones, state epidemiologist, says the state was prepared for the likely

Energy-efficient bulbs can save as much as 80 percent annually. Courtesy: kzinn/morguefile.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Clocks fall back into standard time this weekend, and fire departments recommend changing the batteries in home smoke detectors. But it might be time to consider changing your light bulbs as well. Energy-saving compact fluorescent and LED bulbs are becoming increasingly available

The cooling towers of Watts Bar 1, which was completed in 1996. TVA recently received the operating license for Watts Bar 2. Credit: TVA.

SPRING CITY, Tenn. – A Tennessee nuclear reactor more than 40 years in the making now has its operating license from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and will soon begin producing electricity for Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) customers. But environmental advocates say the Watt

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