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PBS Daily Newscast - July 8, 2020 


Mary Trump's book labels our president a reckless leader who paid a pal to take his SAT test; Nevada lawmakers address pandemic shortfalls.

2020Talks - July 7, 2020 


Biden's climate change task force is making some progress; a federal judge orders the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down; and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - UT: Climate Change/Air Quality

Utahns can check out electric vehicle options, including homemade cars, on Saturday in Murray. Credit: Mykyta Starychenko/iStockPhoto

MURRAY, Utah – Gas prices may be down, but that hasn't stopped Utah motorists from buying electric cars. For those considering that transportation option, several models will be on display in Murray on Saturday, in celebration of National Drive Electric Week. Event organizer Josh Edson, who

Iron County, Utah is known for its Cedar Breaks National Monument, but also for plentiful sunshine that has prompted a flurry of solar farm development. Credit: Marc Averette/Wikimedia Commons

PAROWAN, Utah - Utah ranks fourth on a new top 10 list of states seeing job growth in clean energy and clean transportation. Environmental Entrepreneurs or E2 is a nonpartisan group that tracks new project announcements in the fields of clean power, energy conservation and efficiency, and reports t

Grouse Creek, UT  Utah and other Western states could gain from expanded efforts involving farmers, ranchers and government agencies in Montana, working collaboratively to preserve habitat for the Greater sage-grouse, which faces a possible endangered species listing. Comments from Jason Weller, chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS); and Jay Tanner, rancher at Grouse Creek, Utah. Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

GROUSE CREEK, Utah – Efforts underway in Montana to restore and protect habitat for sage-grouse, a bird that faces a possible endangered species listing, could benefit Utah and other Western states. Jason Weller, chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), met with Montana sta

Salt Lake City, UT - Farmers in Utah and around the country could benefit from a partnership involving U-S-D-A and NASA, which should lead to a better understanding of soil moisture levels as growers continue to deal with historic drought. Comments from Craig Gardner, farmer near Honeyville, Utah; and U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Commerce.

SALT LAKE CITY - A partnership involving the U.S. Department of Agriculture and NASA could benefit farmers in Utah and elsewhere as the nation adjusts to the impact of climate change. U.S.D.A. Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden says the agreement will expand cooperation on space-borne remote sensing eff

GRAPHIC: To help improve the state's air quality, thousands of Utah residents are expected to drive less this month as part of the annual Clear the Air Challenge. Graphic courtesy Salt Lake Chamber.

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah residents are being asked to drive less in July as part of the state's annual Clear the Air Challenge, which organizers say has helped stop thousands of tons of emissions from entering the atmosphere. Ryan Evans, vice president of business and community relations with th

PHOTO: Air pollution that can affect Utah's economy and the health of its residents is one of the many issues state lawmakers will consider during the 2015 Legislative Session, now underway. Photo courtesy of Utah Department of Health.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's air-quality challenges are among the issues state lawmakers will consider during this year's legislative session, which started Monday. Representative Patrice Arent (D-Millcreek) is the co-chair and founder of the bipartisan Clean Air Caucus, which is focused on passing legi

PHOTO: An energy conservation advocacy group is giving Utah a B+ for new policies that promote electric vehicle use. Photo courtesy NASA.

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah lawmakers are scoring good grades with an energy conservation group for enacting laws and policies that benefit electric vehicle use. Will Toor, transportation program director at the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, says his organization recently gave Utah a B-plus

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SALT LAKE CITY - Organizers are hoping the first "Utah Clean Air Fair" coming up Saturday will let people know how they can contribute in the battle against the state's persistent, and sometimes severe, air pollution. David Brooks, founder of the nonprofit Revolution United, which helped organize t

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