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PNS Daily Newscast - July 22, 2019 


As the weekend heatwave subsides, a report predicts more killer heat in the future; Democrats continue to push for articles of impeachment against Trump; and could a House bill be a watershed moment for wildlife conservation?

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Public News Service - AZ: Climate Change/Air Quality

Arizona has one of the sunniest climates, but also one of the lowest renewable energy standards in the West. (CleanHealthyAZ)

PHOENIX — A coalition of community groups and health organizations is throwing its support behind a ballot initiative, filed on Tuesday, that would force investor-owned utilities such as Arizona Public Service, Tucson Electric Power and electric cooperatives to get 50 percent of their energy f

Wednesday, conservation groups are pressing their concerns about maintaining clean energy, water and air with lawmakers at the State Capitol.(gnagel/iStockphoto)

PHOENIX – Arizona conservation groups say they hope to beat back moves to transfer public lands to state control and to over pump Arizona's rivers. Those are among the hot issues on this Environmental Day at the State Legislature. After a 9 a.m. rally at the Capitol, the large coalition of

Many activists believe the flooding in Houston was worsened by climate change, and oppose the nomination of climate skeptic Kathleen Hartnett White to the federal Council on Environmental Quality. (Crap Mariner/Wikimedia Commons)

PHOENIX -- Leaders in Arizona's Latino community are speaking out against President Donald Trump's presumptive nominee to head the Council on Environmental Quality. Critics say Kathleen Hartnett White's record and positions make her a poor choice to head the agency that advises the White House on

Advocates are pressing Gov. Doug Ducey to take a different path on climate change than President Trump. (Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons)

PHOENIX – The scariest thing this Halloween may just be the effects of climate change - but the solutions aren't frightening at all. That's the message that a group of faith, business and conservation leaders are sending to Gov. Doug Ducey this Halloween. They're delivering a letter today si

Statistics show tailpipe pollution causes 53,000 early deaths a year in the United States. (Lutgradio/Morguefile)

PHOENIX — Clean air advocates are speaking out in the wake of a move by the Trump administration to roll back standards on clean cars and fuel efficiency. The Environmental Protection Agency held a public hearing Wednesday in Washington, D.C., and got an earful from groups concerned about ai

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

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