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PNS Daily Newscast - May 17, 2019 


West Coast immigrants' rights groups pan President Trump’s new immigration proposal as “elitist.” Also on the Friday rundown: Consumer advocates want stronger energy-efficiency standards. And we'll take you to a state that ranks near the bottom for senior mental health.

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Public News Service - NC: Environmental Justice

According to the organization Food & Water Watch, there are more factory-farmed hogs than people in North Carolina. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Factory farms and other industrial farming practices are contributing to a climate catastrophe, according to a new global assessment by the Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. North Carolina is home to thousands of industrial hog

The cost of damage from flooding, storm surges and high winds in North Carolina's coastal communities has skyrocketed in the past five years. (Adobe Stock)

DURHAM, N.C. — A new report finds increased flooding from climate change and racial disparities in water quality are some of the most urgent environmental issues facing North Carolina communities in the coming decade. Data from the report shows the cost of damage from flooding, storm surges an

The Cape Fear River in Wilmington, N.C. (David Broad/Wikimedia Commons)

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Researchers have detected chemical byproducts related to an emerging contaminant known as GenX in Wilmington residents. For decades, GenX was an industrial chemical byproduct. It's also used to make Teflon, the stuff that makes cooking pans non-stick. Since the 1980s, the

North Carolina legislators have called for the state to use 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. (Benedikt/Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Citizens, scientists, legislators and faith leaders are rallying for Earth Day this afternoon on the campus of North Carolina State University in support of legislation introduced this session calling for 100 percent clean energy by 2050. State House Bill 767 and Senate Bill

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality heard from thousands of residents across the state since a major spill at a Duke Energy plant in February 2014 dumped thousands of pounds of coal ash into the Dan River. (Sam Kepple/Appalachian Voices)

RALEIGH, N.C. - The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality ruled this week that Duke Energy must excavate its last coal impoundments in the state. Concerns about coal ash and what Duke does with the sludge left over after coal is burned for fuel have been hot topics for years in the Tar

Enviva is one of the largest producers of wood chips and pellets in the world, and plans to expand production in North Carolina. (Southern Environmental Law Center)

HAMLET, N.C. – Clean Air Carolina is challenging an air quality permit for Enviva Hamlet, a large wood pellet manufacturing facility being built in Richmond County. The environmental advocacy group says the state Department of Environmental Quality failed to ensure that an air pollution incr

The Trans Alaskan Pipeline is one of the world's largest pipeline systems. The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline would run between West Virginia and North Carolina. (Twenty20)

PEMBROKE, N.C. – Evidence of climate change is all too real for eastern North Carolina residents confronting the monumental damage from Hurricane Florence. And in the wake of the storm, efforts continue across the state to advance solar power, adapt to sea level rise and for some, to fight 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

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