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PNS Daily Newscast - Monday, July 24th, 2017 


Here's what's happening: Today's the last day to make your voice heard about four pesticides that could kill bees, a researcher says strong communities focus on seniors, and a group of young people are training this week to help save the planet.

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Public News Service - WV: International Relief

Resettlement groups such as the West Virginia Interfaith Refugee Ministries are considering what to do in light of President Trump's travel ban. (WV IRM)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- President Trump's executive order barring refugees is sparking confusion in West Virginia and around the country. In Charleston, Interfaith Refugee Ministries has been preparing to accept Syrian families. Paul Sheridan, a volunteer with the group, said they'd just received cle

The use of coal by Chinese power plants fell by as much as 3.5% last year and looks likely to continue falling. Observers say the government there wants to clean its nortoriously dirty air. Photo by Tobias Brox/Wikimedia.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – China's use of coal fell last year and looks likely to keep falling. The U.S. coal lobby argues any reduction in American carbon pollution will be swallowed up by more CO2 from China. But after decades of explosive growth, Chinese coal use fell by as much as 3.5 percent

PHOTO: A Kenyan university student inspired by Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai has spent the past five months learning about reforestation by planting spruce trees in West Virginia. Photo courtesy of CASRI.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A Kenyan college student is getting ready to take home lessons he learned over five months working in West Virginia's spruce reforestation. University of Nairobi political science major Mart Kabochi, 22, has been in the state since the beginning of the year and has worked as an

Arrest at Khimki forest last week, photos provided by the activists.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Activists fighting to save an old-growth forest near Moscow say they're facing a breakdown of Russian democracy, and their supporters on this side of the ocean agree. With Vladimir Putin once again the Russian president, they say construction has resumed on an illegal road throug

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Perhaps partly because the problem has not been visible in West Virginia, it is one of only two states without a specific law against human trafficking, where people are forced into prostitution or hard labor against their will. A bill now before the State Legislature would chang

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A powerful art exhibit opening in West Virginia this week is intended to bring home the cost of the Afghan war to the civilians in that country. Prominent Chicago mural artist John Pittman Weber helped organize "Windows and Mirrors" for the American Friends Service Committee. W

CHARLESTON, W.V. - Call it another kind of bridge day. People will gather at noon on Tuesday, March 8, on Charleston's Southside Bridge to celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day. They also will be supporting women victims of war. Organizer Barrie Kaufman says the West Virgini

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Because of the importance of the coal industry in West Virginia, climate change is usually a domestic, economic issue in that state. However, according to a dozen three- and four-star retired military officers, climate change is a serious U.S. national security threat. Retired Vi

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