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PNS Daily Newscast - June 1, 2020 


Protests over Floyd killing go global while U.S. demonstrations focus on a number of recent victim's of alleged lethal police misconduct.

2020Talks - June 1, 2020 


Protests continued over the weekend, with police using excessive force against demonstrators. Former VP Joe Biden urged against violence.

Public News Service - TX: Environment

HOUSTON - The so-called "Green School" movement is helping more Texas children discover a love of science, technology, engineering and math - thanks, in part, to a combination of federal, state and local initiatives. National Wildlife Federation science education specialist Jennifer Hammonds, who w

AUSTIN, Texas - As many as 1.5 million U-S jobs - 68,000 in Texas - could be created in the next two decades by boosting the nation's recycling efforts, according to a new report from a coalition of environmental and labor groups. One of the obstacles to a "greener" economy is that waste companies

SAN ANGELO, Texas - Natural gas is an important, temporary ingredient in the nation's evolving energy diet, according to a new report which warns against rushing forward with controversial extraction practices - such as hydraulic fracturing now common in Texas shale deposits - without sensible resea

HOUSTON - Walmart stores in Houston, Dallas and Austin, as well as in six other states, got some early trick-or-treaters this weekend. Instead of asking for candy, though, these environmental activists wanted Walmart to recycle electronic waste. Decked out as zombie TV sets and other high-tech gho

AUSTIN, Texas - Already hard-hit by more than $4 billion of state cuts, Texas school districts may have to pony up millions more to some of the nation's largest oil refineries. So far, 16 companies, including Valero Energy, have requested $135 million in property-tax rebates they say are owed to th

AUSTIN, Texas - Facing the state's worst drought, many communities have doubled down on water restrictions, leaving homeowners wondering what to do about their yellow lawns - which are getting crispier by the day. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center has been fielding an unusually high volume of

PALISADES, N.Y. - While the current Texas drought is the result of naturally varying conditions, climate scientists predict much more of the same in coming decades because of long-term warming trends. Texas is poised to surpass a 1956 dry spell and record its worst drought on record if high heat an

AUSTIN, Texas - Gov. Rick Perry is emerging as a possible top contender for the Republican Party's presidential nomination - partly because Texas has seen the largest job-growth figures in the nation since the recession. Some analysts, however, warn that statistics can be misleading. It's been dubb

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