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PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 


Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  


The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Public News Service - AZ: Climate Change/Air Quality

Getting traffic off the roadways is a key to cutting carbon pollution in major cities, according to a Frontier Group report released by Arizona PIRG. (kichigin/iStockphoto)

PHOENIX - If you're stuck in traffic and breathing fumes from the car ahead of you, a new report outlines ways to cut carbon emissions from vehicles by more than half over the next couple of decades. Reducing carbon pollution is seen as a long-term goal by many urban planners, but the report says i

Forecasters are predicting a larger number of wildfires in Arizona and other southwestern states this season because of high temperatures and dry condition. (toa55/iStockphoto)

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Arizonans recently watched with concern as a mega-wildfire swept across northeastern Alberta, Canada, forcing the evacuation of more than 100,000 people. Forecasters say the same conditions that caused the blaze in Canada also could bring a very active fire season to Arizo

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

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