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PNS Daily Newscast - June 3, 2020 


Episcopal bishops call-out Trump's appearance in front of St. John's Episcopal Church in D-C; and a Civil Rights investigation into the MPD.

2020Talks - June 2, 2020 


Eight states plus Washington DC have primaries today, even as cities determine how to move forward in the wake of massive protests nationwide; President Trump says he'll deploy active US troops to quell them.

Public News Service - WI: Water

A Wisconsin conservationist looks forward to the challenges 2017 will bring. (Jag_cz/iStockPhoto)

MADISON, Wis. – Looking back on 2016, one of Wisconsin's leading conservationists says some of the best things that happened were proposed laws that didn't pass. The State Legislature debated a number of bills that would have directly impacted a huge number of Wisconsinites, but pushback fro

High capacity wells are causing lakes and streams to disappear in Wisconsin, says the state's largest environmental group. (Clean Wisconsin)

MADISON, Wis. – The increase in the number of high-capacity wells across the state, particularly in Central Wisconsin, is draining lakes, threatening the state's outstanding trout streams and impacting private wells, according to Clean Wisconsin, the state's largest environmental group. Clean

Gulf Coast fishermen are relying on farmers in southwest Wisconsin to help keep the water as clean as possible. (Solstock/iStockPhoto.com)

EAST TROY, Wis. - Conservation practices employed by farmers in southwest Wisconsin not only are helping their bottom lines but also are helping protect the lower Mississippi watershed and the Gulf Coast. Several fishermen from the Gulf Coast are taking time from their busiest season to travel to

The Wisconsin Cover Crops Conference sponsored by the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute will feature the soil-health benefits of cover cropping. (MFAI)

EAST TROY, Wis. — A study just released by the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute points to tangible economic benefits and positive environmental outcomes from cover-cropping. Wisconsin farmers are already familiar with the conservation, water-quality and soil-health benefits of cover-cro

Urban heat islands, such as the city of Madison, affect the growing season and wildlife, according to a new University of Wisconsin study. (UW-William Graf)

MADISON, Wis. -- Urban-dwelling plants typically get a head start on the growing season compared with their rural counterparts because of the urban heat-island effect, which causes cities to be warmer than the surrounding countryside. According to researcher Samuel Zipper of the University of Wisco

Environmentalists say many of Wisconsin's small, clean streams are drying up because of high-capacity wells used to provide water for huge factory farms. (USGS-WI)

COLOMA, Wis. - As some of the lakes and streams in central Wisconsin are being drawn down or even disappearing, environmentalists are urging the Department of Natural Resources to exercise caution in approving high-capacity wells. The wells typically are used to provide water for the large factor

With fishing season now open in Wisconsin, environmentalists are warning about the danger of mercury contamination and the need to curb it. (travelwisconsin.com)

MADISON, Wis. - Now that the first week of fishing season is here in Wisconsin, the Department of Natural Resources and the state's largest environmental organization, Clean Wisconsin, are warning anglers to be mindful of the dangers of mercury contamination in game fish. Every inland body of water

Workers took nearly a decade to replace every lead water pipe in Madison, Wis., but now the city and state are helping other communities struggling with the problem. (Madison Water Utility)

MADISON, Wis. - Several years ago, long before the crisis in Flint, Mich., Madison became the first community in the nation to replace all lead water pipes. Several other Wisconsin communities – including Green Bay, Wausau, Kaukauna, Marshfield and others – either have replacement pro

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