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PNS Daily Newscast - September 13, 2019 


Prosecutors get approval to bring charges against former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe; and the Trump administration rolls back clean water protections.

2020Talks - September 16, 2019. (3 min.)  


2020 presidential hopefuls tweet about more sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and Democrats who didn't make it onto last week's debate stage continue their grassroots approaches.

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Public News Service - AZ: Environment

Arizona is affected by several aspects of climate change, including dangerously high temperatures, unhealthy air quality and towering, blinding dust storms called “haboobs.” (mdesigner125/AdobeStock)

TUCSON, Ariz. — Younger generations often blame Baby Boomers for ruining the environment, but an organization of seniors in Arizona and elsewhere is taking up the charge to combat climate change. Elders Climate Action Arizona is made up of people 50 and older dedicated to changing policies t

Conservation groups are suing the BLM to halt oil and gas leases in northern Arizona, saying more current and thorough environmental review is needed. (AdobeStock)

HOLBROOK, Ariz. – A coalition of environmental groups has sued the Bureau of Land Management for issuing oil and gas leases in northern Arizona. Together, the Sierra Club, Center for Biological Diversity and WildEarth Guardians are asking a federal district judge to invalidate leases on 4,200

Tens of thousands of grizzly bears used to range from northern Mexico to Alaska, but unregulated hunting has reduced their number to less than 2,000, putting them on the Endangered Species List. (National Park Service)

TUCSON, Ariz. – An Arizona-based conservation group is suing the Trump administration to force it to update the federal recovery plan for grizzly bears. According to the Center for Biological Diversity in Tucson, grizzlies currently range in and around Yellowstone and Glacier national parks

By meeting energy efficiency standards set by state regulators, Arizona utilities cut millions of dollars from electric bills and improved the state's air quality and public health. (EpicStockMedia/AdobeStock)<br /><br />

PHOENIX – Consumer advocates are encouraging the Arizona Corporation Commission to be results-oriented when it sets the state's next energy efficiency standard. The Arizona Public Interest Research Group Education Fund says between 2010 and 2017, every single dollar of ratepayer money invest

Saguaro National Park, home to Arizona's iconic cactus species, is among the state resources that make use of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. (WikimediaCommons)

PHOENIX - Congress could vote its final approval next week on a package of public-lands bills that includes permanently reauthorizing the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The popular federal program, which easily passed in the Senate last week, uses funds from drilling leases to support everything

About 8 in 10 Arizonans in a new poll said the state needs to develop its own renewable energy sources rather than relying on imported coal, natural gas and oil. (Wikimedia Commons)

PHOENIX – A new poll shows an overwhelming majority of Arizonans support the growing use of clean and renewable energy in the state. The survey, from the Arizona Public Interest Research Group Education Fund, found that voters see those issues as important to growing jobs and the Arizona eco

Arizona distributes drinking water though hundreds of miles of canals from the Colorado River basin. (Wikimedia Commons)

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Arizona voters expressed strong opinions in a new poll on such issues as climate change, protecting public lands and outdoor recreation. In the ninth annual Conservation in the West Poll from Colorado College, two-thirds of voters polled in eight Western states identified

Bertram’s stonecrop is a rare blooming succulent found in the wetlands of the Patagonia Mountains and the Coronado National Forest in southeastern Arizona. (Flickr)

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. - A conservation group has given notice it intends to sue the federal Department of the Interior for failing to make decisions about protecting 26 animals and plants under the Endangered Species Act. According to the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Se

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