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PNS Daily Newscast - July 6,2020 


Today is the final day to register to vote in Arizona's primary election; the FDA declines to back Trump claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "harmless."

2020Talks - July 6, 2020 


This year's July 4th had COVID-19, ongoing protests about systemic racism, and a presidential visit to Mt. Rushmore. Plus, Trump signed an order to plan a new statue park.

Public News Service - TN: Environment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tax issues are being served up to Tennessee lawmakers today, as a Senate subcommittee takes up a proposal that would change some of the state's tax structure so as to decrease the cost of food. And a report released Monday by the organization Tennesseans for Fair Taxation (TFT) sh

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Recent surveys have found more than 80 percent of Tennesseans say they're ready for a five-cent deposit on beverage containers. Proponents say the Tennessee Beverage Container Recycling Act would create "green" jobs, boost tourism and reduce the amount of trash piling up in lan

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee's recent success in recruiting large, green, job-producing industries, such as Wacker Chemie AG in Bradley County and Hemlock Semiconductor in Clarksville, will create thousands of new jobs. Now is the time, however, says Tennessee Alliance for Progress coordinator Nell

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Taking the budget axe to the Tennessee Forestry Commission would eliminate 28 forester and specialist positions. They're among 200 jobs targeted in Gov. Phil Bredesen's 2010-2011 proposed budget if a new tax is not approved on cable television bills and real estate investment trus

FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Associates of the group Tennessee Business Leaders for a Clean Energy Environment, along with representatives from over 200 businesses from across the country, recently traveled to Washington to urge U.S. senators to support policies that protect the climate. One of them is Andrew

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee environmentalists have new ammunition in their fight against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining (MRCM) after an article published in "Science" magazine confirming that the practice has cataclysmic effects on plants, animals and people. The article says the effects of MRCM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Copenhagen Conference on Climate Change will likely establish a number of major goals to reduce carbon dioxide emissions before it winds up later this week. And Joe Mendelson, the director of global warming policy for the National Wildlife Federation, says it could be good new

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Baby boomers, Generation X, and now it's Generation E, where the "E" ties into ecology, clean energy economics and social equity. It's the term used in a new report to describe the leaders of the sustainability movement on college campuses, and thousands of projects at 160 campuse

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