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PNS Daily Newscast - October 28, 2020 


A technical error rejected your ballot? Take action. Plus, doctors sound off on harmful health impacts of tailpipe emissions.


2020Talks - October 28, 2020 


The window is closing to mail ballots in states like GA, MI and WI that require them to be received before Election Day. Experts recommend going in-person if possible.

Public News Service - VA: Climate Change/Air Quality

Virginia and other states are facing pressure from the federal government to assess their approaches to budgeting for natural disasters. (Tech. Sgt. Ben Bloker/U.S. Air Force)

RICHMOND, Va. -- The summertime hurricane season has come to Virginia, and a new report shows how the Commonwealth funds its responses to natural disasters. According to the research from The Pew Charitable Trusts, Virginia uses a combination of mechanisms to make sure money is available to pay fo

Climate change has caused sea level rise and excessive flooding in recent years in parts of Virginia, including the Norfolk area. (U.S. Navy)

RICHMOND, Va. - House Democrats in Congress have released a new plan that says the United States should reach a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 as a way to solve the climate crisis. The report also demands that the nation make a stronger effort to reduce air pollution in low-inco

Virginia has seen an increase in flooding over the past 10 years, including this flood in Allegheny County in 2016. (Virginia National Guard)

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Virginia has experienced more than 10 major flooding catastrophes in the past decade, and a new state fund could offer flood-prone communities the ability to protect themselves. This year, the General Assembly passed the Virginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund, which will prov

The Virginia Clean Economy Act is expected to jump-start the solar industry in the state. (Adobe stock)

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia could become the first state in the South to completely shift to renewable energy, with Gov. Ralph Northam's signature on a General Assembly bill now heading to his desk. The Virginia Clean Economy Act requires the state's biggest utility, Dominion Energy, to deliver carb

Members of the Sunrise Movement Virginia are pressing lawmakers to pass the state's Green New Deal Act. (Sunrise Movement Virginia)<br /><br />

RICHMOND, Va. - Young climate activists from the national Sunrise Movement will travel from all over Virginia for a climate rally in Richmond on Monday, to urge lawmakers to pass the state's Green New Deal Act. The bill, first announced in December by Del. Sam Rasoul - D-Roanoke - mandates the sta

Vehicle emissions are the leading cause of air pollution in Northern Virginia. (Neonfire/Wikipedia)

FAIRFAX, Va. – Virginia has joined California and 21 other states in a lawsuit to stop the Trump administration from revoking the authority of the nation's most populous state to set its own emission standards for cars and trucks. Trump's move to lower emission standards nationwide endangers

Research shows that climate change has influenced longer wildfire seasons across the country. (Adobe stock)

RICHMOND, Va. – August is Smokey Bear Awareness Month in Virginia, as the nation celebrates the 75th anniversary of the icon's wildfire prevention campaign. In the United States, 85% of wildfires are started by human activity. In Virginia, that number is 95%. Scientists say climate change

Without action, higher temperatures will affect more Americans than ever in the decades ahead, according to a new report on climate change by the Union of Concerned Scientists. (Adobe Stock)

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia and other parts of the United States will have a lot more killer heat waves like the one that started this weekend if the nation doesn't do something about climate change, according to a new report. The Union of Concerned Scientists says Virginia usually has 31 days

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