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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.

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Public News Service - WI: Waste Reduction/Recycling

Preservation of Wisconsin's natural resources was just one of the many reasons that led Gaylord Nelson to found Earth Day 43 years ago. (Clean Wisconsin)

MADISON, Wis. - Nearly every Wisconsinite knows Earth Day, which will be observed this year on Friday, April 22, was founded by former Wisconsin Governor and U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970. Paul Robbins, the director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, sits at the actual desk u

The business aspect of recycling is subject to the ups and downs of the global marketplace, says the president of Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

STEVENS POINT, Wis. - National business publications sucha as the Wall Street Journal and Forbes recently have run articles saying recycling is in a crisis, but the president of Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin disputes that notion. Meleesa Johnson said there is no crisis, pointing out that the ar

PHOTO: There are a number of easy ways to cut down on energy use when hosting a New Year's party, and the same tips help you conserve energy year-round. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.

MADISON, Wis. - There are plenty of ways to save energy if you're hosting a New Year's party tonight, and many of the tips you might use now will also help save energy in your home year-round. Scott Reigstad, spokesperson with Alliant Energy, says if you're hosting the party, let your furnace rest.

PHOTO: This fall UW-Madison students will be able to enroll in a Sustainability Certificate Program which will teach them to apply sustainability principles to real-world problems. (Photo courtest of UW-Extension)

MADISON, Wis. – As sustainability becomes more of an actual practice than just a buzzword, the University of Wisconsin’s Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies this fall will begin to offer a 12-credit Sustainability Certificate to undergraduate students interested in how decisions t

MADISON, Wis. - Researchers have taken a major step forward in cracking the genetic secrets that would make it easier and cheaper to convert tons of Midwest biomass into energy. A team at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) has found a way to identify specific genetic factors that coul

LA CROSSE, Wis. - If you want to help save a lot of energy and help the environment, you may want to consider a tree house. But the tree houses being developed by a Wisconsin company don't involve living in the tree. It's a technique called "whole tree architecture," and it employs the use of un-mil

Madison, WI - It could be a new model for cleaning up lakes across the state of Wisconsin. Environmental groups are praising Governor Jim Doyle for announcing financial support for the construction of two anaerobic manure digesters to be located in northern Dane County. Peter Taglia, a staff scien

Madison, WI - The wind in Wisconsin may be the key to thousands of new jobs as the state becomes a Mecca for producing the equipment that turns its breezes and waste into energy. Wisconsin doesn't sit on top of any great reserves of oil, natural gas or coal -- but in the shifting energy economy, t

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