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PNS Daily Newscast - November 25, 2020 


Feeding the hungry on Thanksgiving and beyond; and is that Turkey really from a family farm? (Note to Broadcasters: the newscast has been granted a holiday for Thanksgiving, but we shall return first thing Friday.)


2020Talks - November 24, 2020 


Formal transition to Biden presidency begins; key Biden Cabinet nominations to be announced today. *2020Talks will not be released 11/26 & 11/27*

Public News Service - TN: Energy Policy

Photo: Nuclear Fuel Services has been manufacturing fuel in Erwin, Tenn., for more than 50 years. Photo credit: Mark Fickett/Wikimedia Commons

ERWIN, Tenn. - One resident of northeast Tennessee is speaking out against what she says is a questionable safety record of Nuclear Fuel Services located in Erwin. The manufacturing facility makes materials for the U.S. Navy and for private companies. Recently the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commiss

PHOTO: The Holston River is listed as the third

KINGSPORT, Tenn. - Tennessee is the only state in the nation to have two rivers listed as "endangered" by the environmental group American Rivers. The Holston River, in the northeast part of the state, ranks third on the list and the Harpeth River in middle Tennessee is listed ninth out of 10. Eri

PHOTO: The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and other groups are concerned that TVA's 2015 Integrated Resource Plan doesn't go far enough for consumers or the environment. They also fear safety risks at the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant. Photo credit: TVA

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Two steps forward, one step back. That's the evaluation by clean-energy groups of the Tennessee Valley Authority's annual plan released this week on how the federal utility will generate electricity in the future. Groups such as the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and Southern

PHOTO: More and more investors are moving away from global capital markets to put funding into local enterprises, where there's a positive social impact along with a return. CREDIT: Herval

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - With technology meaning an ever-connected world, the options for investing these days are nearly unlimited, but a growing trend in the nation is to consider portfolios that have a positive social impact locally. John Bloom, senior director of organizational culture, RSF Social Fin

PHOTO: The Tennessee Wilderness Act would protect 20,000 acres in the Cherokee National Forest and create the state's first new wilderness area since 1986. CREDIT: Aaron Headley

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – This coming Monday will mark the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day, and a number of events are planned across Tennessee in the days ahead. Among those who will be out and about for some of the festivities is Caara Fritz, a volunteer for Tennessee Wild. "Really, for me, it's j

PHOTO: Plans for road construction have landed Goforth Creek Canyon on this year's list of the most endangered places in the South. CREDIT: Sam Evans SELC

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A new list of the top 10 places in the South that are facing immediate and potentially irreparable threats includes two areas of Tennessee. Goforth Creek Canyon is among those most at risk, due to a proposed road project. Jeff Hunter, director of the Tennessee Wilderness Campaign

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

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

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