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    PNS Weekend Update - November 28, 20150 

    We’ve got several topics on tap from around the country this weekend, including: several people were hurt during a shooting at a Planned Parenthood center in Colorado; the protests over a police shooting continue in Chicago; now that we’re in full holiday mode, new research suggests that family time matters most to developing children.

Energy Policy

According to a new report, such outdoor traditions in Colorado as hunting and fishing are increasingly at risk due to climate change. Courtesy: National Wildlife Federation

DENVER – Such outdoor traditions in Colorado as hunting and fishing are increasingly at risk due to rising temperatures and their associated effects – including stronger storms, drought and wildfires - according to a new report by the National Wildlife Federation. Paonia Chamber of Comm ...Read More

Drought is one of North Carolina's vulnerabilities when it comes to climate change, according to a recent report. Credit: inkogutto/

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - North Carolina's tourism industry generated $20 billion last year alone, and a new report predicts natural disasters, largely brought on by extreme weather, would threaten that revenue. The report, States at Risk: America's Preparedness Report Card, gives the state a grade of " ...Read More

A new study says Arizona could meet EPA carbon reduction goals by speeding up solar and wind power projects already in the planning stages. Credit: Salt River Project

TUCSON, Ariz. - Arizona needs to take full advantage of the wind and solar resources it already has, says a new study about how the state could meet its carbon-reduction goals for the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan by the 2030 deadline. Researchers at the Tucson-based Sonoran ...Read More

Conservation organizations are supporting bipartisan legislation to permanently reinstate the lapsed federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, which has been used in counties all across Wisconsin to preserve scenic beauty and natural resources. Credit: CleanWisconsin

MADISON, Wis. - For decades, the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has helped the state preserve the scenic beauty for which Wisconsin is famous, but Congress has let the fund lapse. Conservationists – such as real estate consultant Dick Steffes, who for decades ran the DNR's l ...Read More

Clean-energy advocates say New York may need 85 percent renewable power by 2030 to reach carbon reduction goals. Credit: Mat Fascione/

ALBANY, N.Y. - Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to make getting half the state's electric power from renewable sources by the year 2030 a requirement, but some energy advocates say that's not enough. With the United Nations Climate Change conference beginning next week, the governor is putting the p ...Read More

Environmental organizations are criticizing a move by San Diego Gas and Electric to lobby against community energy providers. Credit: Laura Musikanski/Morguefile.

SAN DIEGO – Environmental organizations are mobilizing to fight one of the state's three biggest power companies over an issue known as "community choice aggregation," a movement by cities to create nonprofit agencies to buy and sell power to consumers. San Diego Gas and Electric just announc ...Read More

A plan is pending before the Public Utilities Commission from Efficiency Maine that advocates say will save consumers and businesses an estimated $870 billion in energy costs. Courtesy: Natural Resources Council of Maine

AUGUSTA, Maine - A three-year energy efficiency plan is pending that could save Maine consumers and businesses nearly a billion dollars in energy costs. Former Public Advocate Stephen Ward says the plan, which was adopted last week by Efficiency Maine's Board of Trustees, will help Maine homes an ...Read More

Natural-gas pipeline construction is booming across Connecticut. Credit: Sierra Club Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. - Environmental groups will rally in Hartford on Saturday, asking Gov. Dannel Malloy to invest in clean energy, not gas pipelines. With the boom in natural-gas production, major new pipelines are being built in Connecticut to carry gas to consumers and for export. But according to M ...Read More

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