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

PHOENIX - New federal clean car standards will require improved gas mileage and reduced car and truck emissions over the next six years. Arizona environmental and public health groups are praising the rules, saying the result will be lower overall transportation costs and improved public health. B

PHOENIX - More people could be put to work under a new federal jobs bill if public transportation spending is increased. That's the conclusion of a new report from the Arizona Public Interest Research Group (PIRG). Their analysis of the original federal stimulus package shows almost twice as many j

PHOENIX - Thousands of new trees in metro Phoenix would not only make the nation's hottest city more livable, but would also save significant energy, according to a new report from the non-profit Western Resource Advocates. 10,000 drought-resistant shade trees should be planted each year, the report

PHOENIX - As part of approving a new rate increase for Arizona Public Service (APS), state regulators have adopted their first-ever statewide energy efficiency standards. Arizona's Corporation Commissioners say the new rules will result in lower energy costs in the long run. Sandy Bahr, director o

PHOENIX - Hearings start today at the rate-setting state Corporation Commission on a different kind of rate hike for Arizona Public Service (APS). Electric rates will be going up, but will include a number of clean, efficient energy incentives for homes and businesses. Chuck Essigs, director of gove

PHOENIX - Arizona will see hotter summers and more frequent heat waves due to global warming. That's the conclusion of a report from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and the group Physicians for Social Responsibility. NWF Climate Scientist Amanda Staudt says low-income folks are the most vulne

TUCSON, Ariz. - Conservationists say it's now up to the Obama administration to devise a new management strategy for America's national forests and grasslands, after a federal court overturned a Bush-era plan that opponents claim would have weakened wildlife protection. David Hodges, policy direct

PHOENIX – The cost of clogged highways continues to climb for Arizona drivers, according to the latest national study from the Texas Transportation Institute. Alex Nelson of the Arizona Public Interest Research Group says traffic congestion is like a tax that everyone pays, sapping time and mo

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