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PNS Daily Newscast - October 21, 2019 


G-7 meeting may move to Camp David; conservation groups sound alarm about acting BLM chief; NC suit aims to change solitary confinement policy there; questions about Amazon Ring coordination with police; and microbes might help in earthquakes.

2020Talks - October 21, 2019 


2016 candidate Hillary Clinton says Russia is "grooming" Rep. Tulsi Gabbard for a third-party run. And Sen. Bernie Sanders has biggest Democratic campaign event this season so far.

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Public News Service - WI: Water

Oak Creek, WI – State environmental groups are calling it a major victory for Lake Michigan. A judge ruled yesterday that an Oak Creek power plant needs to "cool it down," in a lawsuit over a water discharge pipe at a We Energy coal plant under construction. Wisconsin Judge William Coleman rul

Madison, WI – Lower water levels and increased demand to divert Great Lakes water are two likely consequences of global warming, according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation. According to the report, climate change threatens to lower water levels by as much as three feet i

Madison, WI – Governor Doyle and seven other Great Lakes region governors have sent a challenge to Presidential candidates. They're calling for a commitment to restore and protect the lakes. Joyce Harms, of the group Clean Wisconsin, says the candidates should pay attention, because there are

Green Bay, WI – Wisconsin should stop shivering on the shore and "jump right in" to protect Great Lakes waterways, according to a group of elected officials and conservationists. Today, they're calling on state lawmakers to approve a Great Lakes Compact, an agreement with seven other states to

Washington, DC – Invasive species are damaging Wisconsin rivers, lakes, and having a devastating impact on the entire Great Lakes watershed. Damage estimates range as high as $5 billion per year, and that has prompted a U.S. Senate committee to consider a plan this week to regulate ballast-wat

More than 50 conservation groups are asking that control over appointments to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) be taken away from the Governor and returned to the Natural Resources Board. Anne Sayers, of the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, says the change is meant to prot

The Great Lakes and inland waters are a valuable economic resource for Wisconsin, but speaking today at the State Capitol, John Austin with the Brookings Institution says with tourism, fishing, and recreation, Wisconsin has a huge economic stake in the well-being of the Great Lakes and inland waterw

A Major Great Lakes clean-up law is being introduced in Congress today and some of Wisconsin's coastal mayors say it's about time. The proposed law would fund clean-up of toxic sediments, help cities with sewage treatment, and boost efforts against invasive species. Dave Ross, Mayor of Superior,

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