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    PNS Daily News - October 13, 20150 

    On today’s rundown; the Planned Parenthood controversy taking a toll in the Sunshine State; Massachusetts lawmakers to hear from a teen fast-food worker on the minimum wage; Senator Diane Feinstein getting feedback on proposed National Monuments; and a look at how “going green” can promote self-sufficiency.

Climate Change/Air Quality

Mojave Trails area in the southern California desert. Credit: Bryn Jones

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - Senator Dianne Feinstein is drumming up support for three proposed national monuments in the southern California desert by holding a public listening session this afternoon at the Whitewater Preserve near Palm Springs. She introduced a bill earlier this year, the California ...Read More

Reducing pollution benefits fish and wildlife throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Credit: Mary Hollinger, NOAA/

BALTIMORE - Maryland groups will be receiving part of a record $11.5 million in grants for restoration, conservation and environmental outreach in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The grants, from the Chesapeake Bay Program and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, will help improve water qualit ...Read More

Studies show the waters off Long Island have huge potential for offshore wind power. Credit: Andy Dingley/

ALBANY, N.Y. - Climate activists say the answer to global climate change is blowing in the wind - right off New York's shores. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced a four-point plan to fight climate change, but Mark Dunlea, who chairs the Green Education and Legal Fund, said the governor has ove ...Read More

A legal push is underway to force the EPA to close a sizable loophole in the regulation of hazardous waste from oil and gas drilling. Credit: Bill Hughes/Earthworks.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The EPA has largely failed to regulate waste from oil and gas drilling, even though the agency admitted the hazardous nature of the waste decades ago. National and state-based groups are pushing for the agency to at last close the gap. Twenty-seven years ago, the EPA decla ...Read More

A new alliance says communities and the economy must be protected in fighting climate change. Credit: Hotblack/Morguefile

SEATTLE - A diverse coalition wants voters to have a say about the best way to fight climate change in the state of Washington. The Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy on Tuesday announced a 2016 ballot initiative that it says could hasten the transition to a clean-energy economy. OneAmerica is in ...Read More

Reproductive health physicians say increases in exposure to toxic chemicals over the last four decades is threatening human reproduction and health. Credit: Tomas Sereda/iStockphoto

AUSTIN, Texas - Dramatic increases in exposure to toxic chemicals over the last four decades is threatening human reproduction and health. That's according to a global federation of women's health physicians meeting in Vancouver, Canada this week. Tracey Woodruff is professor and director of the U ...Read More

The state Public Utilities Commission is holding hearings for solar power compensation. Credit:

SAN FRANCISCO – The big three California utility companies are going before the Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco today to argue for changes in the way people with rooftop solar are compensated for the energy they feed back into the grid. Right now under the net metering program, s ...Read More

A new report from Greenpeace outlines how the world can transition away from fossil fuels to 100 percent renewable energy by the year 2050. Credit: Dmitry Rukhlenko/iStockphoto.

AUSTIN, Texas – The world can transition to 100 percent renewable energy by the year 2050, according to a new report from Greenpeace. The plan calls for phasing out oil and gas at a rate that matches the depletion of existing fields, and warns exploration for new fields should be seen as hig ...Read More

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