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PNS Daily Newscast - October 18, 2019 


Baltimore mourns Rep. Elijah Cummings, who 'Fought for All.' Also on our rundown: Rick Perry headed for door as Energy Secretary; and EPA holds its only hearing on rolling back methane regulations.

2020Talks - October 18, 2019 


While controversy swirls at the White House, Chicago teachers go on strike and Democratic primary contender retired Admiral Joe Sestak walks 105 miles across New Hampshire.

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Public News Service - VA: Waste Reduction/Recycling

FAIRFAX, Va. - A green flag will be raised over a middle school in Fairfax today, certifying it as a leader in creating an environment for learning about the environment. Lanier Middle School becomes the first school in Virginia and third in the nation to get the award from ECO-Schools USA. The pro

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Shopping carts, car batteries and cigarette butts are just a few of the items littering Virginia waterways – at least, until Saturday. June 4 is "Clean the Bay Day," an annual cleanup project where volunteers from all over the Commonwealth roll up their sleeves and

RICHMOND, Va. - A group of eight organizations is calling for a comprehensive study of potential risks to water safety and the environment from drilling for natural gas in the six-state Chesapeake Bay watershed. And a Virginia scientist says the Commonwealth has an advantage because the controversia

RICHMOND, Va. - Many of the small family farms in Virginia have been replaced by fewer, larger industrialized animal operations - and yet, the rules for dealing with the manure from farms have remained the same. As the U.S. Senate considers an amendment by Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Dist. 6, Roan

RICHMOND, Va. - The state of the Chesapeake Bay gets decent grades on pollution, habitat and fisheries, according to a new report by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), comparing the condition of the Bay today with the way it was described by the first colonial settlers in the 1600s. The Bay is at

RESTON, Va. - As kids head back to school this week after the holiday break, there are students at 26 schools around the Commonwealth taking "green" matters into their own hands. The program is called "Eco-Schools" and it's part of a world-wide initiative for school kids in K-12 to participate in re

RICHMOND, Va. - Cleaning up the environment while creating jobs and a strong economy are not often mentioned in the same sentence, but according to a new poll, 80 percent of Virginians surveyed think it's possible. Lorie Weigel is with Public Opinion Strategies, the group that conducted the survey

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Today is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, and the Commonwealth's first "green" domestic violence shelter, in Charlottesville, is being honored. Four years in the making, the new location for The Shelter for Help in Emergency recently opened its doors to provide aid to women

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