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    PNS Daily News - June 30, 20160 


    Among the stories on our nationwide rundown; holiday travelers brace for stepped up security at airports; Vermont's new GMO law changes labels in California and around the nation; and Yellowstone Park Rangers have some long holiday weekend advice.

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A new MASSPIRG survey cautions that some popular personal-care products on local store shelves are linked to negative health effects, including cancer. (M. Clifford)

BOSTON - Claire Gambrill, research intern at the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group (MASSPIRG), which produced the survey, lists 10 common, everyday products which her group said consumers should beware. "There is men's deodorants, there are baby wipes, shampoos, conditioners, things like ...Read More

Groups call for at least 5,000 megawatts of offshore wind power by 2025. (Ad Meskens/Wikimedia Commons)

ALBANY, N.Y. – A coalition of environmental, business and labor organizations on Wednesday reminded Gov. Andrew Cuomo of a massive, untapped source of clean, renewable energy lies just off New York's shores. Adrienne Esposito, director of Citizens Campaign for the Environment, wants the gove ...Read More

Since the recession, the vast majority of jobs have gone to workers with college degrees. (David Maiolo/Wikimedia Commons)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A high school diploma isn't enough in the post-recession job market, according to a new study from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Since the recession ended, 8.4 million of all jobs created have gone to people with at least a bachelor's degr ...Read More

Grant money is going to projects that help keep polluted water out of Chesapeake Bay and, at the same time, improve neighborhoods. (cbtrust.org)

BALTIMORE -- The Chesapeake Bay Trust, in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency and Maryland's Department of Natural Resources, is giving out more than $800,000 in grants to 17 organizations through the Green Streets, Green Towns, Green Jobs Grant Initiative (G3). Shawn Garvin, regio ...Read More

A new smartphone app is designed to engage young Hispanic voters. (Fi2W.org)

NEW YORK -- Immigrants have a lot at stake in this year's presidential campaign, and a new smartphone app aims to help get out the vote on Election Day. Voter turnout will be critical this year but, traditionally, fewer Latino voters, especially Latino youths, have gone to the polls than have other ...Read More

Advocates say coal-leasing reform must take climate change into account. (Sierra Club)

PITTSBURGH -- Community leaders, environmentalists and public health advocates rallied in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, calling on the U.S. Department of Interior to reform the federal coal-leasing program. During a public listening session, they said the program is broken, outdated and ignores the threat ...Read More

Eleven bills restricting reproductive rights were introduced in New York in the last legislative session. (-JvL-/flickr.com)

NEW YORK – The U.S. Supreme Court's >ruling overturning key provisions of a Texas anti-abortion law is drawing high praise from reproductive rights advocates. The 5-to-3 ruling struck down provisions requiring hospital admitting privileges for clinic doctors, and imposing the same requiremen ...Read More

More than 300 people gathered in Norwood last week for an annual conference of the state's Family and Patient Advisory Councils. (HCFA)

NORWOOD, Mass. - The Commonwealth was first in the nation to mandate Patient and Family Advisory Councils (PFACs) designed to make delivery of health care more patient centered; and last week a conference was held with the goal of making consumer-to-hospital feedback even more effective. It was a ge ...Read More

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