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PNS Daily Newscast - October 19, 2018 


Senator Corker demands the Trump administration share intelligence on the killing of a Washington Post columnist. Also on the Friday rundown: groups sue over the Texas border wall plan; and the soggy summer in some states may lead to higher pumpkin prices for Halloween.

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Public News Service - NC: Environment

A bend of the New River provides an opportunity for beach access for people in Western North Carolina. (New River Conservancy)

LAUREL SPRINGS, N.C. – New River State Park in Ashe County has been the source of adventure for paddling and outdoor enthusiasts for decades, and now a planned expansion will bring a beach to the mountain community. The New River Conservancy and the state of North Carolina are in the final s

North Carolina's Neuse River at one of the Highway 581 crossings in Goldsboro, where the water level was already high before Hurricane Florence hit. (Robert Tucker/Flickr)

NEW BERN, N.C. — Communities in eastern North Carolina have a long road to recovery after Hurricane Florence. And scientific research indicates weather events like this weekend's intense rainfall are becoming more common, in part because of climate change - but there's a data gap in the resear

North Carolina's outdoor recreation industry is largely reliant on public lands across the state that are protected from development. (NC Wetlands/flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. — There are 20 days left before the Land and Water Conservation Fund expires if it is not reauthorized by Congress. The fund has supported land acquisition for more than 50 years, and is funded with fees paid to the federal government for off shore and land drilling leases. Sin

The Thomason family of Charlotte added home solar panels earlier this summer and already reports a decrease in its electric bill. (Courtesy of Bob Thomason)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – North Carolina electric bills are on the rise after the state Utilities Commission approved a rate increase this summer of about $1 a month for the average bill. With another scheduled increase in four years, solar companies are working with homeowners who've decided to com

The outdoors is messy and fun! Learning about the critters in their own backyard is one way to make outdoor play more appealing to children. (Will Scullin/Flickr)

HIGHLANDS, N.C. - It's hard to compete with a child's drive for more screen time, especially as boredom sets in on a long summer day, but at least one North Carolina land trust offers parents an alternative to video games and phone apps. The Highland-Cashiers Land Trust hosts a "Kids and Nature" pr

Methyl bromide reduces the spread of invasive pests when logs are exported, but it comes at a cost to the health of residents and the ozone layer. (Anna L Martin/Flickr)

DELCO, N.C. – A public outcry has resulted in a potential shift in state regulation of a chemical that many scientists say is a danger to public health and the ozone layer. Methyl bromide is used in logging operations in North Carolina to fumigate wood before it's exported. Few citizens in t

A Wake County court could decide whether ballot measures to change the North Carolina constitution are allowed on the November ballot today. (Patrick Feller/flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – A Wake County Superior Court will hear a request Tuesday from Clean Air Carolina, Forward Justice and the North Carolina NAACP to prevent the state Legislature from placing four constitutional amendments on the November ballot. The Southern Environmental Law Center is represe

The Dan River spill was the third-largest coal ash disaster in U.S. history. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Environmental groups in North Carolina are figuring out their next move after the Trump Administration this week rolled back some Obama-era regulations regarding coal ash disposal. Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said the new rule will provide utilities and states mor

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