News By Region

  • Midwest
  • Northeast
  • Southeast
  • Southwest
  • West
  • News By Topic

    Newscasts

    PNS Daily News - March 30, 20150 


    We’re covering stories from coast to coast, including: President Obama and Congressional Republicans continue their budget battle; Missouri is honoring Vietnam veterans today; and a new study shows parents should think twice before physically punishing their child.

Public News Service - Western

Available In Spanish

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California is one of the best states for finding someone to do your taxes, according to a new report that ranks states based on accessibility, affordability and effectiveness of tax help. While the WalletHub report found that 66 percent of Californians pay for the service, ther ...Read More

PHOTO: Four oil-train derailments and explosions in a single month (Feb.) prompted Washington's U.S. Senators to introduce legislation outlining major oil-shipment safety improvements. Photo courtesy U.S. Dept. of Transportation.

OLYMPIA, Wash. - On Wednesday, Washington Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray introduced a bill in Congress to improve safety of oil shipments by rail. It would require thicker tank car walls and safety features, and set limits on how volatile crude oil can be for rail transport. It also would ...Read More

PHOTO: The Washington Legislature is considering ways to help regional utilities end their use of power from the Colstrip Generating Station in Montana. Environmental groups want a timeline for the transition and protections for ratepayers. Photo copyright Paul K. Anderson; used with his permission.

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Environmental advocates from across the state made their way to Olympia on Wednesday to underscore what they say is the need to make more definite plans for Washington utilities to stop using coal power generated out-of-state. A bill that passed in the Washington Senate (SB 5 ...Read More

PHOTO: A 2012 report estimated that 56 percent of Americans live near a coal- or oil-burning power plant that could be affected by the EPA's limits on airborne toxins. Photo credit: Chris Jordan-Bloch, Earthjustice.

The U.S. Supreme Court is to hear arguments about whether the Environmental Protection Agency can require power plants to clean up their toxic emissions, as the coal industry and its supporters continue to challenge the agency's standards for mercury and other airborne toxins. The case is full of s ...Read More

PHOTO: Without help from humans, monster fish such as the white sturgeon face the possibility of extinction, according to Zeb Hogan, a conservation biologist at the University of Nevada - Reno. Photo courtesy of Zeb Hogan, University of Nevada-Reno.

RENO, Nevada - Some of the biggest freshwater fish in North America face certain extinction without human intervention, according to a University of Nevada-Reno researcher. Conservation biologist Zeb Hogan, whose research is featured in an exhibition opening this week at the National Geographic Mus ...Read More

PHOTO: A giant inflatable coal plant is near the steps of the Capitol today for a rally in support of legislation that would require power companies to eliminate coal-generated electricity from the grid by 2025. Photo courtesy of the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign.

SALEM, Ore. - Renewable energy and coal are in a tug-of-war in Salem today. It's a literal demonstration in front of the Capitol steps to draw attention to debate on the Coal to Clean Energy legislation (SB 477; HB 2729), which would move electric utilities toward more local, renewable energy. Amy ...Read More

PHOTO: The Nevada Humane Society is celebrating NCAA March Madness with a pet adoption event featuring hundreds of dogs and cats called "Bark Madness." Photo courtesy Nevada Humane Society.

RENO, Nev. - Many people in Nevada have probably heard of March Madness, but how about Bark Madness? Kimberly Wade, senior manager of communications and events with the Nevada Humane Society, says her organization is hoping the pet adoption promotion, a take-off on NCAA March Madness college basketb ...Read More

PHOTO: A new accounting of greenhouse-gas emissions connected to oil, gas and coal extracted from federal lands shows that more than 20 percent of those emissions in the entire United States can be traced to public lands. Photo courtesy Bureau of Land Management.
Available In Spanish

A new accounting of greenhouse gas emissions connected to oil, gas and coal extracted from federal lands shows that more than 20 percent of those emissions in the United States can be traced to public lands. The report from The Wilderness Society and Center for American Progress called for a full i ...Read More

1 of 613 pages   1 2 3 >  Last »