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PNS Daily Newscast - Friday, August 23, 2019 


A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

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Public News Service - TN: Climate Change/Air Quality

Nashville - Tennessee has plenty of rivers and lots of clean fresh water, but a new study from the National Wildlife Federation shines a light on how water supplies are becoming uncertain. Nine southeastern states are examined in the study, which calculates how population growth, development and cli

Charleston, TN – Tennessee is in the "Final Four" – for mercury pollution, and Congress may decide to play referee. A bill introduced this week in the U.S. House of Representatives would require chlorine companies to phase out their use of mercury. A Charleston chlorine plant is one of

Nashville, TN – The economy, the housing crisis and climate change are on the minds of Tennesseeans as they cast their "Super Tuesday" primary votes. Brent Blackwelder with Friends of the Earth says climate change has become so important that both Republican and Democratic presidential hopefu

Nashville, TN – The state of Tennessee generates more climate change pollution than the total emitted by 83 developing countries. Putting pollution in perspective, the new report from the National Environmental Trust calculates that Tennesseeans create more greenhouse gases than nations with a

Nashville, TN – How much are you willing to pay at the gas pump? Recent record price and profit statistics for oil companies have some Tennesseans demanding a break. They're asking Congress to pass a bill that would increase fuel efficiency standards, requiring newly manufactured cars and truc

Knoxville, TN – There could be more congestion in the forecast for Tennesseans with allergies. A new report shows that as the climate changes, allergy seasons in Tennessee will be more severe, and possibly last longer, especially in the Knoxville area. According to report author Kim Knowlton

Nashville, TN – The U.S. Justice Department has announced the largest environmental settlement ever, and it means cleaner air for Tennessee and states across the Northeast. A company that owns coal-burning power plants in Kentucky, West Virginia, and three other states in the region must spend

Nashville, TN – Sitting in traffic not only wastes time, it wastes the chance to reduce climate change, according to a new report from the Urban Land Institute. Stewart Schwartz with the Coalition on Smarter Growth says the demand for compact, accessible neighborhoods that require less driving

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