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PNS Weekend Newscast - April 22, 2017 


In focus on the rundown: Arkansas keeps the pressure on for more executions; we take you to Earth Day actions in New York and Colorado: and look into whether Trump policies are prompting back-door militarization of local police.

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Public News Service - IL: Waste Reduction/Recycling

The BP refinery in Whiting, Ind. is no longer sending petcoke to South Chicago, but environmentalists are keeping an eye on where it's heading now. (iStockphoto)

CHICAGO - Earlier this year, BP announced it would stop sending petcoke waste to a dumping site in Chicago. But now tons of the oil-refining waste is on the move across the country from a BP facility in Whiting, Indiana, and the Natural Resources Defense Council is watching. The group worked with

A poll finds air pollution is just as important to Latinos as immigration reform. Credit: Kenn W. Kiser

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A new poll finds Latinos in Illinois and around the nation are deeply concerned about the environment. According to the survey conducted for Earthjustice and GreenLatinos, almost two-thirds of Latinos polled see climate change as a consequence of human activity compared with ju

PHOTO: As people around the globe are celebrate Earth Day, Illinois residents also are being encouraged to observe No Print Week and help reduce the use of paper. Photo credit: Jane M. Sawyer.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinoisans are being encouraged to pause before hitting the print icons on their computers. As part of Earth Day and Earth Week events, state leaders are asking Illinois employees and other residents to make it "No Print Week" to help reduce unnecessary paper use. Spokesman M

CHICAGO - As Illinoisans plant trees, clean parks and participate in Earth Day events on Sunday, environmentalists are urging all state residents to care for the Earth every day of the year. Howard Learner, president of the Environmental Law and Policy Center, says he understands how people intend

CHICAGO - Today is the first calendar day of summer, and two Illinois groups are getting together to help you save some money on your warm-weather utility bills. The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) and the Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) are urging ComEd and Ameren customers to take advantag

EAST PEORIA, Ill. - Although a glut of supplies is bringing down the cost of solar panels, experts say homeowners still need to invest at least a few thousand dollars to install a system that converts solar power to electricity. However, East Peoria homeowner Ward Miner says with only a few hundred

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