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PNS Daily Newscast - November 18, 2019 


President Trump invited to testify in person or in writing, says Pelosi; a battle over the worth of rooftop-solar electricity when it's sold back to the grid; the flu gets an early start; and the value of Texas family caregivers.

2020Talks - November 18, 2019 


Former Pres. Barack Obama cautioned Democrats to be more moderate, and incumbent Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards wins over Trump-backed Republican opponent.

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Public News Service - AZ: Climate Change/Air Quality

EPA grants cover almost 30 percent of state and local air-quality monitoring in Arizona. (Truckerdan/Morguefile)

PHOENIX - Proposed budget cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency will jeopardize public health and the cleanliness of Arizona's air, water and land, according to a new report. Researchers from the Environmental Defense Fund found that the EPA funnels almost $62 million a year into cleanup and

Ragweed pollen and high ozone levels linked to climate change are getting worse, according to a new report. (R. A. Nonenmacher)

PHOENIX -- Are your allergies acting up this summer? A new report says almost 70 percent of Arizonans live in counties plagued by a double whammy of high ragweed pollen count and excessive ozone days - the 7th worst in the nation for these issues. Researchers from the Natural Resources Defense Cou

More than 55,000 Arizonans work in clean energy jobs, so renewable companies say they are moving forward despite federal backtracking on the Paris climate accord.(cleanenergy.org)

PHOENIX – Leaders in renewable energy are calling President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord misguided and are vowing to move forward anyway with climate friendly projects and policies. They argue that Arizona is the sunniest state in the nation and therefore

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., announced his support for the Paris climate accords, earning praise from conservation groups.(Wikimedia Commons)

PHOENIX – As President Donald Trump nears a decision on whether to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, Sen. John McCain of Arizona is speaking out in favor of staying in. McCain made the comments while visiting Australia, which has seen a massive coral die-off in the Great Barrier Reef

The deadline arrives Thursday for the Senate to uphold or repeal the Bureau of Land Management's Methane Waste Rule. (Chris Jordan Bloch/Earthjustice)

NAVAJO NATION -- A vote on whether to repeal the Bureau of Land Management's Methane Waste Rule could come in the U.S. Senate in the next few days, and tribal leaders are stepping up to support the rule. The Methane Waste Rule requires oil and gas companies to install equipment to capture methane

President Trump has taken multiple steps to reverse Obama-era policies on fighting climate-change during his first 100 days in office. (Wikimedia Commons)

PHOENIX - Saturday marks President Trump's 100th day in office, and Arizona's environmental advocates are marking the occasion with rallies and marches across the state protesting his policies on climate change. The Sierra Club sponsors events in Flagstaff, Phoenix, Prescott and Tucson, and other g

National security experts say unrest in Syria was worsened by drought linked to climate change.(zabelin/iStockphoto)

PHOENIX -- Experts on national security are condemning efforts by the Trump administration to reverse Obama-era climate change policy. Citing a desire to protect jobs in the coal industry, President Trump recently signed executive orders that start the process of repealing the Clean Power Plan, wh

Looser air standards could raise ozone levels in metropolitan areas like Phoenix. Credit: Jerry Ferguson

PHOENIX – What would happen to Arizona if President Trump gets his way on budget cuts? A trillion dollars in new infrastructure spending could bring relief and create jobs. Arizona is also home to military bases that could benefit from additional defense spending. However, the billions more fo

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