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PNS Daily Newscast - January 18, 2018  


The clock is ticking on a stopgap budget bill. Also our our nationwide rundown: a tipping rule change could cost women billions of dollars; and the State of Ohio considers protections for "Revenge Porn" victims.

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Public News Service - VA: Climate Change/Air Quality

Richmond, VA – Scientists have long said that secondhand smoke injures the lungs of nonsmokers -- and now, there are pictures to prove it. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that documents structural damage deep in the lungs of nonsmokers is being released today by The Children's Hospital of Phi

Norfolk, VA – Rising sea levels, bigger storm surges, and sinking land are all details that should have new meaning for Virginia in light of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report being issued this weekend. VIMS Marine Science Professor Emmett Duffy says there's good reaso

Richmond, VA – Virginians are showing off their classic cars from the 1970s today in Richmond, and they want to talk about what's under their hoods: gas mileage that, in some cases, is better than many brand-new models. The National Environmental Trust is a sponsor of the car show. NET's Rut

Richmond, VA – The pollution stops here. Under an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department, coal-fired power plants in Virginia and four other states will be cleaning up their acts, literally. The company that owns the plants, American Electric Power, was sued eight years ago for violating t

Richmond, VA – Sitting in traffic not only wastes time, it wastes the chance to reduce climate change, according to a new report from the Urban Land Institute. Stewart Schwartz with the Coalition on Smarter Growth says the demand for compact, accessible neighborhoods that require less driving

Virginia Beach, VA – A new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council indicates there will be more "bad air" days in Virginia as a result of global warming. The report shows rising temperatures from climate change will mean more hot summer days for Virginia cities, raising the risk of s

Richmond, VA – Environmental groups are hailing a "Citizen’s Energy Plan," unveiled Monday. They say it will cut climate change pollution, while creating jobs in the renewable energy industry. Michael Town, with the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club, says the plan is designed to levera

As of today, Fairfax County is one of the "coolest" in the country, signing on to the new "Cool Counties" campaign designed to help reduce global warming pollution, and lower county expenses. Glen Besa is the Appalachian regional director for the Sierra Club. He says "Cool Counties" is an extension

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