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PNS Daily Newscast - March 22, 2019 


President Trump rattles the Middle East, saying the U.S. will recognize Israel’s authority over the Golan Heights. Also on our Friday rundown: A judge blocks laws limiting the power of the new Wisconsin governor. Plus, momentum builds across party lines to abolish the death penalty.

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Public News Service - CO: Climate Change/Air Quality

Mercury pollution in the U.S. has declined by 80 percent since 2012. The neurotoxic heavy metal has been shown to disrupt fetal brain development. (Tony Webster/Wikimedia Commons)

LAFAYETTE, Colo. - Moms from Colorado and 14 other states testified this week in Washington, D.C., at the only hearing scheduled by the Environmental Protection Agency on its plans to repeal some air pollution protections at coal plants. Former Lafayette Mayor Christine Berg of Lafayette, a mother

A 16-year-old climate activist in Sweden, who went on strike in August last year and every Friday thereafter, has inspired a global movement. (Leonhard Lenz/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER — Inspired by a 16-year-old Swedish activist, students in Colorado plan to go on strike this Friday to protest what they see as the failure of world leaders to address climate change. Marlow Baines, one of the event's organizers, said students from at least seven Front Range high scho

More than 80 percent of Colorado voters believe it is important for states to use funds to protect and restore the health of rivers, lakes and streams. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Voters in Colorado and other western states continue to support conservation policies for publicly owned lands, putting them at odds with the Trump administration's energy dominance agenda, according to the ninth annual Conservation in the West Poll from Colorado College. Gov. Jared

In 2019, the average American is projected to eat more than 110 pounds of beef. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Foods produced with fewer greenhouse gas emissions are healthier than foods that create more climate pollution, according to new research published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Diego Rose, the report’s lead author and a professor at Tulane University, says pe

Andrew Wheeler, President Donald Trump's pick to lead the EPA, told senators that climate change is real and a global problem, but doesn't view it as a crisis that must be addressed in an aggressive way. (USDA)

LAFAYETTE, Colo. – Moms in Colorado and across the nation are asking members of Congress to think twice before confirming Andrew Wheeler to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Wheeler, a former coal-industry lobbyist, made the case to U.S. senators on Wednesday that the EPA's actions u

Colorado's western yellow-billed cuckoo is considered to be at greater risk of extinction because the U.S. Interior Department has not yet designated critical habitat protections. (NPS)

DENVER — The Trump administration is expected to finalize new rules that critics argue would weaken the Endangered Species Act. According to Hailey Hawkins, Southern Rockies field representative of the Endangered Species Coalition, under current law, species listed as threatened automaticall

Methane emissions at the Yellow Jacket Compressor Station, near Canyon of the Ancients in Colorado, as seen by an industry-standard optical gas-imaging camera. (Earthworks)

DENVER - Today in Denver, the Environmental Protection Agency is to hold the only public hearing nationwide on its decision to roll back standards designed to reduce methane pollution from oil and gas facilities. Conservation groups have asked British Petroleum, which recently moved its headquarter

Xcel plans to replace the lost capacity from the early retirement of Comanche power stations 1 and 2 in Pueblo with a mixture of renewable resources and natural gas. (Mike Lewinski/Fickr)

DENVER — Colorado's Public Utilities Commission has signed off on Xcel Energy's Colorado Energy Plan. And according to new analysis by the Colorado Fiscal Institute, the plan should bring significant health benefits. The plan calls for shuttering two coal-fired power plants in Pueblo County

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