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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2019 


President Trump asks SCOTUS to block release of his tax returns; use of the death penalty is on the decline across the country; and a push to make nutrition part of the health-care debate.

2020Talks - November 15, 2019 


Former MA Gov. Deval Patrick is officially running for president, saying he can attract more Independents and moderate Republicans than other candidates.

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Public News Service - AZ: Climate Change/Air Quality

Lake Mead, a major water source for several Western states, is currently less than half full, a major indicator of drought conditions. (HofstetterPhoto/iStockphoto)

PHOENIX – At this week's White House Water Summit, President Obama issued an executive order expanding federal efforts to reduce the nation's vulnerability to drought, particularly in Western states. Arizona and its neighbors are already working on the problem, with Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton

A group of environmental organizations is planning to sue the U.S. Corps of Engineers over a permit for a major development near the San Pedro River watershed in southeastern Arizona. (Charlie Schultz/Sierra Club)

BENSON, Ariz. – A coalition of environmental groups says it intends to sue the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over a permit for a major development in the San Pedro River watershed in southeastern Arizona. The groups say the permit for the 12,000-acre Villages at Vigneto project would imperil

A federal appeals court ruled that the Coronado Power Plant in northeastern Arizona must comply with EPA regulations and install pollution controls. (click/morguefile)

PHOENIX - The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Arizona must comply with the Environmental Protection Agency's Regional Haze Plan to protect air quality in national parks. The judges ruled that the operator of the Coronado coal-fired power plant in St. Johns must install pollution cont

Retail giant Walmart installed solar panels on the roof of this Superstore in Peoria, Arizona. (Walmart/Flickr)

PHOENIX - Environmentalists are pushing big-box retailers and shopping malls to use their rooftops to generate solar power. Environment Arizona, part of the Environment America coalition, says installing solar panels on those flat, mostly empty rooftops could not only cut the stores' power bills, b

Lake Powell is one of two storage reservoirs along the Colorado River Basin that provides water to Arizona and six other western states. (Wikimedia Commons)

PHOENIX - Despite the long-term drought and ongoing fears of a shortage, water management officials say Arizona will at least begin the New Year with better supplies than many thought possible just a few months ago - and they have Mother Nature to thank for it. Although levels in Lake Mead remain a

Researchers at the University of Delaware say greenhouse gases could kill most of the trees in the pine forests of Southwest by the end of the century. (kconnors/morguefile)

PHOENIX - A new report has bad news for Christmas trees, contending that many of the trees that make up the forests of Arizona and the West could die by the end of this century from the effects of increased carbon in the atmosphere. The grim prediction comes from the University of Delaware, where r

A new study says Arizona could meet EPA carbon reduction goals by speeding up solar and wind power projects already in the planning stages. Credit: Salt River Project

TUCSON, Ariz. - Arizona needs to take full advantage of the wind and solar resources it already has, says a new study about how the state could meet its carbon-reduction goals for the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan by the 2030 deadline. Researchers at the Tucson-based Sonoran

Navajo Generating Station in Page, Ariz., a coal-fired power plant. Credit: EX3N/iStock

PHOENIX - Climate change groups are speaking out against Arizona's participation in a lawsuit to block the "carbon rule" section of President Obama's Clean Power Plan. On Friday, Arizona joined 23 other states in suing the Environmental Protection Agency saying its plan to force states to cut car

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