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PNS Daily Newscast - July 6,2020 


Today is the final day to register to vote in Arizona's primary election; the FDA declines to back Trump claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "harmless."

2020Talks - July 6, 2020 


This year's July 4th had COVID-19, ongoing protests about systemic racism, and a presidential visit to Mt. Rushmore. Plus, Trump signed an order to plan a new statue park.

Public News Service - WI: Water

MADISON, Wis. - Farm conservation programs were cut by a half-billion dollars last year, and this year, the U.S. House is looking at another 20 percent reduction to programs which help landowners preserve soil and water. Cuts of that magnitude will hurt Wisconsin's land-based economy and damage the

EAST TROY, Wis. - Pollen goes where the wind blows it, but for organic corn farmers in Wisconsin, pollen from genetically-modified corn is blowing in an ill wind. With nearly 90 percent of the corn in Wisconsin fields genetically modified, organic corn can be easily contaminated every time the wind

MADISON, Wis.- Friday, April 22, is the 41st anniversary of Earth Day, founded by late Wisconsin Governor and U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson. When Nelson saw the ravages of an oil spill on the California coastline, it prompted him to establish a day when all Americans could take action to help care for

MADISON, Wis. - Gov. Scott Walker's budget proposal makes deep cuts in scores of state programs, something Walker says must be done to balance the budget. However, the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters says the cuts to key conservation programs will put the Badger State at a competitive disadv

MADISON, Wis. - It's report card time, not just for school children, but also for lawmakers in Wisconsin on dealing with conservation issues. The Conservation Scorecard report, released by the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters today, carries some good grades and some challenges. The report say

MADISON, Wisc. - Hundreds of Wisconsin citizens concerned about the environment will be in Madison tomorrow to send a message to those who represent them at the State Capitol. That message has four components, according to Anne Sayers of the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters. Two deal with gro

Madison, WI - This is the last day you can have your say on a critical determination by the EPA, one that could impact environmental policy for years to come. The public comment period for an EPA finding naming six greenhouse gases that pose a potential threat to public health ends today; if the fin

Baton Rouge, LA – There is an area off the coast of Louisiana and Texas that is so starved for oxygen it's called a "dead zone," or, in scientific terminology, a "hypoxic zone," where fish die if they can't leave the area. The summer zone in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to grow to its larg

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