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PNS Weekend Newscast - August 19th, 2017 


Here's what we're covering: President Trump got rid of his campaign adviser, health experts are looking into who would be hurt most from climate change, and kids in one state are getting more help dealing with trauma.

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Public News Service - OH: Climate Change/Air Quality

With larger, more efficient turbines, the cost of wind power has dropped dramatically. (Nyttend/Wikimedia Commons)

CLEVELAND – Ohio businesses and farms are generating a lot of onsite wind power, but the state has fallen behind its neighbors in developing larger wind farm capacity. The U.S. Department of Energy's 2016 "Wind Technologies Market Report" ranks Ohio sixth in the nation for wind power generat

Since 2010, Ohio has received $13M in EPA grants for Cuyahoga River projects. (Tim Evanson/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio residents and environmental experts are holding a panel discussion at the Center of Science and Industry Tuesday on the impact of proposed cuts to the EPA. Experts are concerned that reduced funding combined with rolling back regulations for clean air and water would unde

Taxpayers are expected to earn $800 million in royalties from captured natural gas over the next decade. (Ted Auch/FracTracker.org)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new rule that would rein in methane pollution from natural gas and oil wells on public lands in Ohio and other states is facing an uncertain fate. The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Methane and Waste Reduction Rule was finalized in November, and it requires companies to

Climate marches in several Ohio cities were held Saturday in solidarity with similar actions across the nation marking Trump's 100th day. (Garry Knight/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- President Donald Trump marked his 100th day in office this weekend, saying his administration "has brought profound change to Washington.” While they agree the change has been profound, environmental groups say it's been anything but positive, especially regarding policies th

The Ohio House of Representatives could vote on a bill by the end of March that would dilute the state's clean-energy standards. (Alexander Smith/Wikimedia)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – With Ohio's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Standards still thawing after a two-year freeze, there's another clash brewing over clean energy at the Statehouse. The House Public Utilities Committee held a hearing on Tuesday on House Bill 114. It would change the renewab

Scientists say global warming is causing climate changes that already are affecting Ohioans.  (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Folks in the scientific community in Ohio and elsewhere are scratching their heads over comments made by the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Scott Pruitt, sworn in as EPA administrator just weeks ago, told reporters on Thursday that carbon dioxide is not a major so

As Oklahoma Attorney General, Environmental Protection Agency administrator nominee Scott Pruitt sued the agency more than a dozen times. (Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The U.S. Senate is nearing a vote to confirm Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, but opponents are not backing down on their fight against the nominee. As Oklahoma attorney general, Pruitt advocated against EPA policies and sued the agency more than a

Portions of the Clean Air Act could be eliminated under measures now being considered in Congress. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Health and environmental groups are speaking out about what they say are efforts by Congress behind closed doors to gut important public safeguards. The Midnight Rule Relief Act, which passed the House last week, could eliminate with a single vote any rule finalized in the l

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