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PNS Daily Newscast - June 20, 2019 


The Trump administration finalizes a coal-friendly emissions rule for power plants. Also on today's rundown: A new development in the debate over the 2020 Census citizenship question; and why "Juneteenth" is an encore celebration in Florida and other states.

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Public News Service - NH: Public Lands/Wilderness

PHOTO: A new report from the National Wildlife Federation finds winter ticks are becoming more abundant in New Hampshire, in part because of less severe winters. The ticks pose a threat to the depleted New England moose population. Photo credit: Paul Anderson/Morguefile.

CONCORD, N.H. - With autumn around the corner, a new report from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) finds New Hampshire's winter tick population is growing because of climate change. More ticks spells bad news for the already-depleted New England moose population. Hunter and wildlife biologist

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

CONCORD, N.H. - The risks to water and wildlife if tar sands from Alberta are sent through an existing, aging pipeline across Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine to Portland harbor are detailed in a report being released today by 18 organizations in New England, the U.S., and Canada. The tar sands, whi

NORTH CONWAY, N.H. - As the old saying goes in New England: if you don't like the weather, wait five minutes and it will change. And, according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), wacky winter weather events are happening more often because of a changing climate. That means

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.

Concord, NH – Rumors are swirling that the economic crisis is going to put a damper on President-elect Barack Obama's plans to invest in renewable energy. Others say the economic crisis has "perfect timing" for full-speed ahead on green energy production, infrastructure and climate change poll

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