Newscasts

PNS Daily Newscast - October 20, 2017 


In focus on our Friday Rundown; the U.S. Senate takes a first step towards passing major tax cuts; holiday help wanted as retail and restaurant job opportunities abound; plus, we report on a website that helps new moms take 12 from work.

Daily Newscasts

Public News Service - PA: Climate Change/Air Quality

More than 1,100 Pennsylvania schools and daycare centers are within one-half mile of oil or gas production facilities. (anita_starzycka/Pixabay)

PITTSBURGH – Does your child go to school or daycare near an active oil or gas well? A new interactive map can help you find out. The map was created using data from the Department of Education to show not only the location but the total enrollment of daycare centers, primary and secondary s

The goal of the Clean Power Plan is to reduce carbon pollution 32 percent over 2005 levels by 2030. (1238720/Pixabay)

PHILADELPHIA – Environmental and health advocacy groups say the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan will threaten Americans' health and worsen the climate. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a proposed rule on Tuesday that would do away with the regul

The Solar Tour includes both residential and business solar installations. (PennFuture)

PITTSBURGH – Solar installations will be on display at homes and businesses around Pittsburgh for the seventh annual Pittsburgh Solar Tour this Saturday. October is Energy Awareness Month, and solar energy is growing rapidly in western Pennsylvania. Going solar is one important way to reduce

The EPA was required to start designating areas that need to cut ozone pollution on Oct. 1. (Foto-Rabe/Pixabay)

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A coalition of environmental and health groups has put the Environmental Protection Agency on notice that it needs to implement more protective clean air standards now. New health standards for smog-forming ozone pollution were developed in 2015. The EPA on Sunday was required t

Even 37 percent of smokers in Pennsylvania told pollsters they'd favor smoke-free workplace laws. (StockSnap/Pixabay)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - More than two-thirds of Pennsylvania voters favor passing a law that would prohibit smoking inside all workplaces in the state, according to a new poll from Breathe Free Pennsylvania. In the survey, 69 percent of voters said they support legislation to close loopholes in the state

Some faith groups say a state budget measure would threaten Pennsylvania's environment and health.<br />(Hamed Saber/Flickr)

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Some Pennsylvania faith leaders are asking state lawmakers to keep the future of the state's health and environment out of industry hands. A version of the budget passed by the state Senate includes House Bill 542, which opponents say would shred important air and water safeguards

Groups say riders to the Senate budget bill would put air, water and health at risk. (Jared Kofsky/Wikimedia Commons)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Environmental groups are telling the state House of Representatives that the Senate's proposed budget is a raw deal for Pennsylvanians. Eleven groups with a combined million members in the state want the House to reject at least a half dozen riders attached to the Senate's

One proposal in the Pennsylvania Senate's budget bill would outsource review of oil and gas permits to private companies. (lalabell68/Pixabay)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A conservative group has launched an ad campaign to oppose parts of the Pennsylvania Senate's budget bill that it says would jeopardize clean air and water protections. Buried in the bill is a provision that would give a politically-appointed committee oversight of air-qual

1 of 18 pages   1 2 3 >  Last »