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PNS Daily Newscast - April 23, 2019 


Trump attorneys go to court to attempt to block oversight of the president’s finances. Also, on the Tuesday rundown: the New York plastic bag ban becomes law. Plus, a new poll finds Coloradans support protecting wildlife corridors.

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Public News Service - NH: Energy Policy

PHOTO: A new poll finds 66 percent of Granite State voters want to see Senator Jean Shaheen support legislation to address the effects of climate change. Photo credit: U.S. Senate.

CONCORD, N.H. - Fresh off the midterm elections, a new poll finds broad support among Granite State voters - regardless of political stripe - for lawmakers to take action on climate change. Melissa Williams, national political director with the Sierra Club, says no matter which party those polled i

The EPA holds public hearings this week on proposed carbon emission standards. Advocates say there could be significant health benefits for the one in 10 New England residents who cope with asthma. Photo credit: Wknight94 / Wikimedia Commons.

CONCORD, N.H. - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding hearings this week on the proposed Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce carbon emissions from power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels. Supporters of the new regulations say they could save thousands of lives each year. Sharo

PHOTO: A new “State of the Air” report finds three counties in the Granite State, including Hillsborough, have work to do to clean up their act. Proto credit: Wikipedia.

CONCORD, N.H. – A new State of the Air report from the American Lung Association finds three counties in the Granite State have work to do to clean up their acts. Perfect timing – that's how Catherine Corkery, chapter director of the New Hampshire Sierra Club, sizes up the report, whic

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

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

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