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PNS Daily Newscast - Friday, August 23, 2019 


A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

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Public News Service - NH: Climate Change/Air Quality

PHOTO: Ellen Read says she pushed hard in Newmarket, N.H., to get the town council to take up a resolution against the Citizens United decision. Photo credit: Ellen Read

LYME, N.H. – At annual town meetings across New Hampshire this week, citizens are voting on resolutions supporting a constitutional amendment to overturn a U.S. Supreme Court decision called Citizens United that has allowed billions of dollars from special interests to flow into election campa

CONCORD, N.H. - Sustainable businesses in New Hampshire helped pave the way for the new Obama administration regulations that would place the first cap ever on carbon emissions from new power plants. That's the belief of Wood Turner, vice president for sustainable innovation at Stonyfield Farms. He

PHOTO: NH residents call for action on climate chance in Concord. Credit: Benton Strong

CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire is one of the states that should see job growth, according to a recently released (NRDC) report that focuses on the impact of new carbon-pollution rules proposed by the EPA. What's more, advocates say Granite Staters should also see a drop in their monthly power bill. C

PHOTO: Michael Breen, New Hampshire native and a former Army Captain who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, says many military and security leaders already take the threat of climate change very seriously. Photo courtesy of Truman National Security Project

CONCORD, N.H. - There's more to New Hampshire's changing climate than warmer winters, increased rainfall and severe weather events. Experts have said, in some ways, climate change also poses a threat to national security. New Hampshire native and former Army Capt. Michael Breen said many top militar

Experts are forecasting an

CONCORD, N.H. - Experts are forecasting an "above average" year when it comes to hurricanes. They also say global warming makes the outlook in years ahead troubling. However, they add, there is still time to slow the current trend toward more severe weather. Juliette Rooney-Varga, director, Climat

PHOTO: New Hampshire’s moose population is in decline and a leading wildlife biologist is blaming climate change for bolstering the winter ticks that feed on the iconic mammals. Courtesy U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire's moose population is declining, especially in the White Mountains and the central region, according the head of the state's Moose Project. Shorter and warmer winters, linked to global climate change, are being blamed. In late winter, ticks feed on the blood supply of

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. Courtesy NWF.

LITTLETON, N.H. - More than 55 groups and individuals are petitioning the federal government to halt the planned pumping of corrosive tar-sands oil from Canada to American ports for export. Current regulations are inadequate, they say, and raise the risk of catastrophic spills. Petitioners are out

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.

EPSOM, N.H. – 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

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