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PNS Daily Newscast - January 21, 2020 


Climate change is on the radar for rural voters in Iowa. Plus, the Senate impeachment rules.

2020Talks - January 21, 2020 


Candidates attended the Iowa Brown & Black Forum in Des Moines, and answered tough questions about their records on race. It was MLK Day, and earlier many were in South Carolina marching together to the State Capitol.

Public News Service - CO: Climate Change/Air Quality

Rising global temperatures have caused birds to seek ranges farther north, in higher elevations and along cooler rivers, streams and wetlands. (Artur Rydzewski/Flickr)

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Migrating birds are showing up in areas much earlier than they would have 20 years ago, as a result of rapid climate change, according to a new report led by Colorado State University with scientists from Cornell and the University of Massachusetts. Report lead author Kyle Hor

Freight Farms’ hydroponic vertical container farms use nearly 99% less water than a traditional farm, running with as little as zero to five gallons per day, less than the average dishwasher. (Pixabay)

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — A Douglas County High School is using a refrigerated freight container converted into a hydroponic farm as an extension of the classroom. At Mountain Vista High School in Highlands Ranch, students learn how to grow leafy greens and other vegetables. And David Larsen,

2018 was the worst year on record for fires in Colorado, costing taxpayers $130 million in damages. (Joe Randall)

SALIDA, Colo. – The National Wildlife Federation's updated interactive map marking wildfires, hurricanes and other extreme weather events linked to climate change hits especially close to home for Aaron Kindle, senior manager for the group's Western Sporting Campaigns. Kindle and his family

Signs suggesting a changing climate in Colorado include over 475,000 acres consumed by wildfires in 2018. The U.S. Drought Monitor recently reported that 70% of the state is considered “abnormally dry.” (BLM/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER – Health professionals are calling out Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado for his party-line vote last week blocking efforts to keep the Clean Power Plan on the books. The plan would have put limits on climate pollution from power plants for the first time. Dr. Cory Carroll at Foothills

Striking students want leaders to prioritize the health of families over fossil-fuel industry profits by prohibiting campaign funding from industry executives, lobbyists and PACs. (Pexels)

DENVER - Students in Colorado and across the globe are planning to walk out of classes Friday as part of an ongoing Climate Strike movement launched by 16-year-old Greta Thunberg of Sweden. Thomas Lopez, an organizer for the International Indigenous Youth Council, said young people are demanding cl

DNA in ponderosa pine cone seeds carries critical survival tools, including knowlege of a geographical area's seasonal shifts. (Chris Light/Wikimedia Commons) DNA in ponderosa pine cone seeds carry critical survival tools, including knowlege of a geographical area's seasonal shifts. (Chris Light/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER – Every decade or so, ponderosa pine trees produce massive numbers of pine cones, an event called a mast seeding year. This year, trees along Colorado's Front Range already are producing lots of seeds, and forest managers are jumping at the opportunity to collect and store them. Cat

Colorado's zero-emissions policy would require 6% of cars sold by 2030 to be zero-emission vehicles, a move that is projected to eliminate more than 3 million metric tons of greenhouse-gas pollution. (DOD)

DENVER – Colorado has joined 10 other states that have adopted an official zero-emission standard for vehicles, a move Gov. Jared Polis says will lead to cleaner energy and healthier air. The action comes as the Trump administration is working to restrict states' rights to adopt protections

Nationally, the transportation sector is the number one source for greenhouse gas emissions. (Pxhere)

DENVER – Colorado's Air Quality Control Commission wraps up hearings Thursday over whether the state should require automakers to make a certain number of zero-emission vehicles available for sale. Jen Clanahan, head mom with the group Colorado Moms Know Best, says Colorado has an opportunit

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