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PNS Daily Newscast - October 22, 2018 


The Trump administration moves to narrow the definition of sexual identity. Also on the Monday rundown: is climate change causing a shift eastward for Tornado Alley? Plus Election Day should find more polling places on Nevada Tribal Lands.

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Public News Service - WI: Climate Change/Air Quality

Severe thunderstorms accompanied by tornadoes, hail and damaging winds cause an average of $5.4 billion in damage each year across the United States, according to a new study in the Journal of Climate and Atmospheric Science. (Skeeze/Pixabay)

MADISON, Wis. — A new study shows Tornado Alley is on the move, with an increase in tornado activity moving eastward and impacting areas more vulnerable and unprepared, including in Wisconsin. According to a study in the journal Climate and Atmospheric Science, the frequency of tornadoes has

The National Science Foundation is funding a study, CHEESEHEAD19, which stands for Chequamegon Heterogeneous Ecosystem Energy-balance Study Enabled by a High-density Extensive Array of Detectors, 2019. (Pixabay)

MADISON, Wis. – Researchers next summer will take to the plains of northern Wisconsin for a study that suits what the state is known for. The study, dubbed with the acronym "CHEESHEAD19," will examine how plant growth and decline throughout the seasons affects the atmospheric climate in local

More than half of Wisconsin's top commodities depend on corn. (Pixabay)

MILWAUKEE – While warmer average temperatures can have a dramatic impact on colder climates globally, new research shows how much it can affect crop growth if it changes by just a few degrees Celsius. For Wisconsin, one crop that would be affected most is corn. The research, headed by post

Cover crops are grown for several benefits ranging from protecting and enhancing soil to pest suppression, but a study finds they also can be an income source for carbon credits. (Michael Fields Agricultural Institute)

MADISON, Wis. — Cover crops have been around about as long as farming. Among other benefits, cover crops are good for the soil and create a natural barrier against pests. But they could also have another surprising benefit: carbon credits. Cover crops eliminate a surprising amount of carbon

The Kinnickinnic River is popular for kayaking, trout fishing and more. (Friends of the Kinni)

RIVER FALLS, Wis. – The Kinnickinic River is at the heart of River Falls, Wisconsin, and offers visitors to the Twin Cities area opportunities for trout fishing, kayaking and more. But advocates for the Kinnickinic say the two dams on the river put its health in jeopardy, and it's on a list of

Warmer Wisconsin summers are bringing more blue-green algae blooms, and shorter winters are affecting fish populations in Northern Wisconsin. (Clean Wisconsin)

MADISON, Wis. – Experts on climate, wildlife habitat, winter sports and other outdoor activities will participate this week in a panel discussion at the Wisconsin Science Fest. Pat Durkin, a veteran outdoorsman and president of the state Outdoor Writers Association, will moderate a panel of

Clean-air standards in Wisconsin would be severely compromised by a pair of bills circulating in the state legislature, according to a conservation group. (Clean Wisconsin)

MADISON, Wis. - A pair of bills dealing with air quality are circulating in the state Legislature, and a conservation group opposes both. According to the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, the first of the two, LRB 4288/1, strikes down all state standards for determining what is and what isn

A Wisconsin businesswoman says the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement is a step backward in developing clean energy. (Bloomberg/Getty Images)

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Solar jobs are growing at 17 times the rate of the overall U.S. economy, and the job of wind service technician is one of the fastest-growing occupations in the country. In light of that, withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement was the wrong thing to do, according to B

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