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    PNS Daily News - September 3, 20150 


    We’re covering a range of topics in today’s news including: Congress sets a date on the Planned Parenthood debate; in a step away from technology, Texas takes the lead in face-to-face jail visits; and the earth is losing its trees at alarming rates.

Waste Reduction/Recycling

Tours of permaculture in action are part of this weekend's Northwest Permaculture Convergence in Eugene. Credit: Northwest Permaculture Convergence

EUGENE, Ore. - Today and through the weekend, people from across the region are gathering in Eugene for the Northwest Permaculture Convergence, learning how to work with nature and their neighbors to meet more of their basic needs locally. In a world facing many environmental and economic challenge ...Read More

A watchdog group says natural gas that leaks or burns off is costing New Mexico taxpayers millions of dollars in lost revenue. Credit: U.S. Department of Energy

FARMINGTON, N.M. - Venting and flaring at oil and natural gas wells on public lands in the Four Corners area costs the public millions in lost royalty revenue, and much more to corporations doing the extraction - not to mention releasing a major climate change contributor into the environment. Tax ...Read More

Ideas for economic diversification flow in as coal production dips. Credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

HARLAN, Ky. - U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA 17th District) says "coal built this country" and now it's time to help those regions diversify their economies. The congressman from northeast Pennsylvania has filed the Coal Royalty Fairness and Communities Investment Act, which proposes pu ...Read More

A poll finds air pollution is just as important to Latinos as immigration reform. Credit: Kenn W. Kiser

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A new poll finds Latinos in Illinois and around the nation are deeply concerned about the environment. According to the survey conducted for Earthjustice and GreenLatinos, almost two-thirds of Latinos polled see climate change as a consequence of human activity compared with ju ...Read More

Young Republicans want their party to address issues related to energy reform and the environment in tonight's debate in Cleveland. Credit: Dodgerton Skillhause/Morguefile

CLEVELAND – Ohio is Ground Zero today for the 2016 presidential campaign as Republican candidates for president square off in the campaign season's first debate. With a full spectrum of GOP contenders with various priorities, Young Republicans are reminding candidates to pay attention to issu ...Read More

Two new reports debunk claims that the EPA's Clean Power Plan would cost Michiganders in the form of higher energy bills. Credit: click/morguefile.

LANSING, Mich. - If lower electricity bills sound good to you, two new reports find that the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan is the way to get there. The plan is expected to be finalized this summer. Opponents claim it will lead to higher bills, but a new analysis from Synapse ...Read More

Colorado River. Credit: Donna Boley/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER - Saturday is Colorado River Day, marking the date in 1921 when the river was officially renamed from the Grand River to the Colorado. The future of the river is uncertain because of water shortages and increasing demand, and it features prominently in an emerging Colorado water plan. Steve ...Read More

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 ...Read More

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