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PNS Daily Newscast - June 25, 2019 


Conditions reported to be so bad, 300 migrant children are moved from a Texas detention center. Also on our Tuesday rundown: Sen. Susan Collins gets a challenge from Maine's House Speaker. Plus, a bill in Congress points to the need for summer meals.

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Public News Service - MA: Public Lands/Wilderness

PHOTO: The Portland-Maine pipeline, shown here crossing Coos County, NH, is cited in a petition calling on the federal government to issue stricter regulations for transporting tar sands oil from Western Canada across New England and the Midwest.

BOSTON - More than 55 groups and individuals are petitioning the federal government to halt plans to pump corrosive tar-sands oil from Canada to American ports for export. Current regulations are inadequate, they say, and raise the risk of catastrophic spills. They're out to stop both the Keystone

PHOTO: A new report says lobster fisheries in the Gulf of Maine might be the

BOSTON - The New England lobster, under threat from disease and invasive species, may be the "canary in the coal mine" of climate disruption, according to a new report that examines case studies from around the nation about how global warming is altering wildlife habitats. The National Wildlife Fe

A tar sands pipeline that burst in 2010 contaminated Michigan's Kalamazoon River. Protests are being held around New England against using a 62-year-old pipeline to move Canadian tar sands to Portland for export. Photo courtesy NWF

BOSTON - Defying the cold weather, demonstrations, pickets at Massachusetts gas stations, and a march and rally in Portland, Maine, Saturday capped off a week of actions from Canada to Massachusetts aimed at heading off plans to pump corrosive Canadian tar sands oil across New England and into ships

PHOTO: Apparent plans to pump abrasive tar sands oil in an aging pipeline across three New England states are sparking opposition from critics who fear water and wildlife will be imperiled. Photo courtesy NWF.

BOSTON – Training for how to clean up tar sands oil spills began in Portland, Maine this week (Tuesday and Wednesday), following an announcement by the Canadian pipeline company Enbridge a week ago that it wants to reverse its pipeline eastward to Montreal. That could bring tar sands oil thro

PITTSFIELD, Mass. - An abundance of ticks. Lakes and ponds that never froze during this whole winter. These are just two problems facing outdoor enthusiasts in Massachusetts, according to Mark Jester with the Berkshire County League of Sportsmen. Jester says the changing climate has wreaked havoc

Concord, NH – School will soon be out for the summer, leaving most children looking for things to occupy their time. The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is urging New Hampshire parents to encourage their kids to get out and explore the great outdoors, instead of allowing them to spend their

Concord, NH – The "hiring sign" could soon be posted outside of national parks and other public lands in the Northeast. The House Democratic version of the next economic stimulus plan includes about $2 billion to make repairs in national parks, and millions for projects on other public lands.

Boston, MA – A holiday gift for the environment in Massachusetts – that's the way Bay State environmentalists are reacting to Governor Deval Patrick's environmental bond bill. The $1.4 billion measure, unveiled Friday, is the largest such bond bill in the state's history. If it's approv

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