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PNS Daily News - October 26, 2020 


Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court moves toward a final vote; judicial appointments issue looms in the election; and five COVID-19 infections confirmed within VP Mike Pence's inner circle.


2020Talks - October 26, 2020 


Youth voter turnout has been high in early voting. And presidential candidates court swing-state voters in the last days until November 3.

Public News Service - NH: Climate Change/Air Quality

The nation's first study of PFAS contamination is centered at the site of the former Pease Air Force Base in New Hampshire. (Master Sgt. Dave Casey/Wikimedia Commons)

CONCORD, N.H. - Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill yesterday to fight PFAS contamination on several fronts. The measure would compel insurance companies to pay for blood tests to detect PFAS chemicals. It also writes PFAS standards for drinking water into statute - which would head off a lawsuit brou

Researchers say unprecedented numbers of moose are dying from anemia caused by excessive tick bites (W. Kriss Ebersold/EPA).

CONCORD, N.H. – A new analysis by Defenders of Wildlife shows that New England could be hard hit if the Trump administration’s new Endangered Species Act regulations go into effect. The environmental group joined six others this week in suing the administration over the proposed rules.

According to the Solar Energy Industries Assn., New Hampshire has almost 85 megawatts of solar power installed, but still gets less than 1 percent of its power from the sun. (Carl Attard/Pexels)

CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire solar energy industry received a major boost yesterday when the state Senate unanimously passed a bill that would expand the use of solar power. Senate Bill 159 increases the amount of electricity that public utilities must accept from private producers of s

More than 80 U.S. cities have committed to move toward 100 percent renewable energy. (skeeze/Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. – New Hampshire's capital city is front and center in a new report on cities moving to 100 percent renewable energy. Concord is one of 10 cities profiled in the Sierra Club's 2018 "Ready for 100" report. In July, the Concord City Council voted unanimously to work toward eliminat

From fishing to recreation, New Hampshire's coastal waters play a major role in the state's economy.  (ckaras/Pixabay)

CONCORD, N. H. –Environmental advocates say a plan to allow oil drilling in New Hampshire's coastal waters is a threat to the environment and the state's economy. On Monday, there's a public meeting in Concord on the Trump administration's proposal to open most of the U.S. coastline to oil and

Hanover, N.H., residents will vote later this spring on a zoning amendment to allow large scale solar farms. (mrganso/Pixabay)

HANOVER, N.H. – With the federal government now promoting fossil fuels, cities and towns in New Hampshire and across the nation are leading the way to boost renewable energy. Last May, Hanover, New Hampshire, became the first municipality in the country to commit by community vote to achievi

One of the next stops on President Trump's first foreign trip will be the G-7 Summit in Italy, and ahead of his arrival faith groups have been stepping up the call for action on climate change. (Breaking News Wiki).

CANTERBURY, N.H. - As world leaders prepare to meet Thursday at this week's G-7 summit in Italy, nine Catholic dioceses and religious orders in the United States and Europe have committed to divesting their holdings in coal, natural gas and oil companies within the next five years. The Rev. Stephan

New England tribal and peace activists raised money in Concord this week to help fight the Dakota Access Pipeline and prevent water contamination. (E. Zulaski)

CONCORD, N.H. – While the Dakota Access Pipeline is being built thousands of miles away, tribal and social justice activists in New England have been busy this week, organizing and raising funds to protect the water supply from contamination. Chief Wompimeequin Wampatuck with the Mattakeeset

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