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    PNS Daily News - November 30, 20150 

    Among the stories we’re featuring today: world leaders converge on Paris for climate talks; the push for paid family leave could get a boost from the power of a famous name; and how local tree farms are doing much more than growing the holiday spirit.

Public News Service - New Mexico

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, a food expert reminds cooks across America to follow common-sense safety tips. Credit: M. Rehemtulla/Wikimedia Commons

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - On Thanksgiving, cooks in homes across the nation are faced with the challenge of setting a table with food that's not just delicious but also safe to eat. Amy Simonne is a professor with the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and has a few tips...Read More

Public News Service - NM

Environmental groups are fighting plans to divert water from the Gila River basin. Credit: Allyson Siwik, Gila Conservation Coalition

SANTA FE, N.M. – Conservation groups fighting a plan to divert large amounts of water from the Gila River in New Mexico say today is the deadline for the federal government to green light the plan. The project would cut a significant amount of water from the river that normally flows into Ar...Read More

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A new study of bike-share programs in Sun Belt cities shows the majority of rides are replacing other modes of transportation. Credit: David McSpadden/Wikimedia Commons

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - More people are sharing bicycles to meet their daily transportation needs and people living in Sun Belt cities are also using bike-share programs for recreation according to a new report from Rice University. Kelsey Walker, research fellow and report co-author with Rice's Kinde...Read More

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Students are organizing actions on college campuses across the nation on Thursday to launch a campaign for free public college. Credit: Brian A. Jackson/iStockphoto

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - On Thursday, students from more than 100 campuses will join a national day of action demanding tuition-free public college, cancellation of all student debt, and a $15 minimum wage for campus workers. Elan Axelbank, an organizer at Northeastern University in Boston, says contin...Read More

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The movement to end mass incarceration in the U.S. has a new digital tool for its toolbox. Credit: Oneword/

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Human rights advocates are deploying a new digital tool to help convince corporations to stop profiting from mass incarceration. More than 2.4 million people are currently behind bars in the U.S., more than any other nation according to the American Friends Service Committee. D...Read More

Public News Service - NM

One year after the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate for kids is at a historic low, according to a new report. Credit: Gpoint Studio/iStockphoto.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – More children in New Mexico and around the nation now have health coverage. According to a new report by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, the rate of uninsured children dropped to a historic low of six percent nationally in 2014, the year the Aff...Read More

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Safe Kids Worldwide has some easy and effective tips for drivers and parents to make sure all ghosts and goblins can trick-or-treat safely. Credit: Manley099/iStockphoto

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Halloween can be one of the best nights of the year for children across America. But for parents, it can be nerve-wracking. On average, twice as many children are killed on Halloween than any other day of the year - according to the child safety organization Safe Kids Worldwide...Read More

Public News Service - NM

Two former Bureau of Land Management directors have sent a letter to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget urging strong rules to reduce methane pollution on federal and tribal lands. Credit: Dirk Ingo Franke/Wikimedia Commons

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Two former Bureau of Land Management directors have sent a letter to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget urging strong rules to reduce methane pollution on federal and tribal lands. Methane, a byproduct of oil and gas production, is more than 80 times more potent than carbo...Read More

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