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PNS Daily Newscast - January 23, 2018. 


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Public News Service - NV: Climate Change/Air Quality

Monitoring at the Carson River Superfund site could be endangered by cuts proposed for the EPA.(Castlelass/Morguefile)

RENO, Nev. – Groups concerned about pollution, air quality and climate change are hosting a summit tonight in Reno about the huge proposed budget cuts at the EPA - and the consequences for Nevada. The Trump administration's budget included a 31 percent cut to the agency. Jennifer Ann is th

Coal-fired power plants like this one near Page, Ariz., are blamed for about a third of the nation's greenhouse-gas emissions. (ES3N/iStockphotos)

LAS VEGAS – EPA chief Scott Pruitt is signing a proposal today to rescind the Clean Power Plan - a centerpiece of President Obama's effort to combat climate change. The plan would have forced coal-fired power plants to cut carbon emissions significantly and was a big part of the United States'

Advocates fear that EPA budget cuts would result in more

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The quality of Nevada's air and water would diminish - if President Trump's proposed 30-percent cut to the EPA's budget is approved. That's according to a new report from the Environmental Defense Fund. Researchers found that over the past five years, Nevada has received

Carson River is one of Nevada's two Superfund sites whose cleanup is funded and managed by the EPA. (Castlelass/Morguefile)

RENO, Nev. -- The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to start the process to rescind multiple environmental protections on Wednesday - the deadline under a review ordered by President Donald Trump. The agency hasn't announced its plans or even held a public hearing, so conservation groups a

Lake Mead is part of the Colorado River system, key to water planning in the Southwest.(Ladyheart/Morguefile)

LAS VEGAS -- The 21st century is going to be a whole lot drier than the last one - in Nevada and up and down the Colorado River basin. Water managers are going to have to use every tool in the arsenal to keep the water flowing. That's the main message at a panel on water resources being held Thurs

Advocates of AB 206 say Nevada's renewable energy goals should be expanded in order to spur job creation. (cece94/morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- The fate of a bill to set higher renewable energy goals for Nevada rests with Gov. Brian Sandoval - and its backers are doing all they can to encourage him to sign it. The group "Renew NV" delivered almost 8,000 signatures to the governor on Tuesday. Assembly Bill 206 would ra

Scientists will gather in cities nationwide Saturday in the first-ever March for Science. (Dodgerton Skillhause/Morguefile)

RENO, Nev. -- Scientists and supporters will be marching in 200 cities across the nation on Saturday - including Reno, Las Vegas and Spring Creek near Elko - to affirm the value of science and protest what they see as an attack from the Trump administration. President Trump has proposed cutting th

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt is expressing his doubts about the role humans play in exacerbating climate change. (Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt shocked many in the scientific and environmental community on Thursday when he said human activity is not a primary contributor to global warming. It's a flat rejection of established science, which relies on hundreds of

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