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PNS Daily Newscast - July 21, 2017 


On our rundown today: the Russia probe expands to include an investigation into President Trump’s business transactions; the DREAM Act is back in Congress; and a scientific organization says the president’s nominee for a top science role at the USDA is unqualified.

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Public News Service - MI: Waste Reduction/Recycling

Students from two Michigan schools collected nearly 16,000 pounds of fabric to be recycled. (Goodwill Industries of Mid-Michigan)

LANSING, Mich. - Some Michigan kids today will see their Earth Day efforts come to fruition. The Chatfield School in Lapeer and West Shore Elementary School in Fenton undertook a textile recycling challenge - collecting clothing, curtains and other fabrics to be recycled. Today, students from Chatf

A local blogger says Michiganders can find designer clothes at deep discounts at second-hand shops. (Pixabay)<br /><br />

LANSING, Mich. - Social media and the Internet make a person's image seem important, but with money tight some Michiganders can't live the lifestyle they want while still paying the bills. Blogger at Mama Gone Thrifting! LaTashia Perry has four kids and one on the way, and explains that it is poss

During Get Organized Month in January, experts recommend starting with closets. (emma kate/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. - Getting organized is the second most common New Year's resolution, but it can be a hard goal to meet in a house full of clutter. Professional organizer Betty Houtari with Logical Placement in southeast Michigan says when trying to de-clutter, do a clean sweep of rooms, either in a

Two new reports debunk claims that the EPA's Clean Power Plan would cost Michiganders in the form of higher energy bills. Credit: click/morguefile.

LANSING, Mich. - If lower electricity bills sound good to you, two new reports find that the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan is the way to get there. The plan is expected to be finalized this summer. Opponents claim it will lead to higher bills, but a new analysis from Synapse

PHOTO: Michigan's growing solar industry is one analysts say will benefit from a recent $48 million investment from Bloomberg Philanthropies and partners to help states meet new carbon emission targets and transition to cleaner energy sources. Photo credit: Jusben/morguefile.com.

LANSING, Mich. - Every state is different, and every state's response to the nation's energy problems will be different. That's why one group is investing in state-based clean-energy solutions to the tune of $48 million. The Clean Energy Initiative from Bloomberg Philanthropies and partners was la

PHOTO: While it's hard not to let the children tear into the wrapping paper, experts say saving it for another use, or recycling it where possible, is just one way to reduce the impact of the holiday on the environment. Photo credit: earl53/morguefile.com.

LANSING, Mich. - While many Michiganders are still hoping for a white Christmas, others would prefer folks keep it as "green" as possible by taking steps to reduce the holiday's impact on the environment. Kerrin O'Brien, executive director with the Michigan Recycling Coalition says no one wants thei

PHOTO: Environmentalists say burning industrial waste such as petroleum coke, a byproduct of the oil refining process, should not be allowed to qualify for the state's

LANSING, Mich. – Garbage in, garbage out. That's what environmental advocates assert about a proposal that would allow the burning of more industrial and municipal waste to count toward Michigan's renewable-energy goals. Jack Schmitt, deputy director, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, t

LANSING, Mich. - Michigan's schools are eagerly taking up a challenge to be more environmentally friendly. The Michigan Green Schools program designates schools as "green" once students have implemented specific changes and initiatives. During the first four years of the program, the number of schoo

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