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PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 


It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - TN: Environment

PHOTO: Dry conditions persist across the state and weary firefighters are urging residents to be mindful of the tinderbox conditions.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - As Tennesseans prepare to celebrate the Fourth, they are being reminded that many counties and cities across the state are under a burn ban. Tom Womack, spokesman for the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, says that dry conditions have made Tennessee a tinderbox, but that some

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Biomass has become the darling of the renewable-energy world in Tennessee and throughout the Southeast, and a new study takes a close look at the good and bad. Biomass refers to burning wood-production leftovers to generate electricity, compressing them into fuel pellets, and woo

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Today the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on the Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act, which could have a huge impact on 85,000 acres of Tennessee natural areas by opening those public lands to development. Opponents of the bill, which is also in the

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Keeping wild areas unspoiled in Tennessee is the goal of a campaign that cuts across political, social and economic lines. The Tennessee Wild coalition, which includes the Pew Campaign for America's Wilderness, has assembled mayors, students, business owners and others to suppo

FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Tennessee could be the big winner in the global market to produce the next generation of cars that run on electricity. The Tennessee Electric Vehicle Summit, organized by automaker Nissan and the Pew Clean Energy Program, was held Monday in Franklin, not far from where Nissan will

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The swollen Mississippi has received a special mention as a "river at risk" in this year's newly released "Most Endangered Rivers" list. The report, issued by the group American Rivers, cites "outdated" flood-management strategies and over-reliance on levees as problems that contrib

(Corrected version. The legislation does not allow road-building as indicated in the previous copy. Sorry for any inconvenience.) NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Conservation groups are praising the action of Tennessee Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker. They introduced legislation this week that would set

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Germantown family recently visited Washington, D.C., to meet with Tennessee Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker to urge them to support efforts to protect ecosystems around the world that may hold the key to cures for diabetes, HIV and cancer. Germantown grandmother Julie White

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