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PNS Daily Newscast - June 22, 2018 


GOP leadership puts its efforts to fix immigration on hold. Also on the Friday rundown: Florida students take their gun control message to the Midwest; and a call for renewal of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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Public News Service - NV: Climate Change/Air Quality

The Nevada System of Higher Education includes University of Nevada, Las Vegas University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada State College, as well as several community colleges. (Wikimedia Commons)

LAS VEGAS — College students in Nevada want the state's public universities to sell off financial holdings in companies that produce coal, oil and other fuels that have been shown to contribute to climate change. Hundreds of colleges in the U.S. and abroad have divested from fossil fuel inve

More than 44,000 children in Nevada have asthma. Moms Clean Air Force and other groups want the state to do more to clean the air and protect the environment. (Bree Johnson/Twenty20)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Mother's Day is coming up this weekend, and many Nevada moms are coming together to ask for a healthier future for their children. At the "Mama Summit" events this Saturday in Reno and Las Vegas, mothers and families will ask local governments to adopt more environmental pr

Nevada utilities have exceeded state goals for renewable energy for the eighth year, but environmental groups think perhaps it's a sign those goals are too modest. (BlackRockSolar/Flickr)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada is exceeding its renewable-energy goals, but environmental groups say the state could do even better to clean up its energy production. NV Energy this week released a report showing almost 24 percent of energy across Nevada in 2017 was generated from renewable sour

Monitoring at the Carson River Superfund site could be endangered by cuts proposed for the EPA.(Castlelass/Morguefile)

RENO, Nev. – Groups concerned about pollution, air quality and climate change are hosting a summit tonight in Reno about the huge proposed budget cuts at the EPA - and the consequences for Nevada. The Trump administration's budget included a 31 percent cut to the agency. Jennifer Ann is th

Coal-fired power plants like this one near Page, Ariz., are blamed for about a third of the nation's greenhouse-gas emissions. (ES3N/iStockphotos)

LAS VEGAS – EPA chief Scott Pruitt is signing a proposal today to rescind the Clean Power Plan - a centerpiece of President Obama's effort to combat climate change. The plan would have forced coal-fired power plants to cut carbon emissions significantly and was a big part of the United States'

Advocates fear that EPA budget cuts would result in more

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The quality of Nevada's air and water would diminish - if President Trump's proposed 30-percent cut to the EPA's budget is approved. That's according to a new report from the Environmental Defense Fund. Researchers found that over the past five years, Nevada has received

Carson River is one of Nevada's two Superfund sites whose cleanup is funded and managed by the EPA. (Castlelass/Morguefile)

RENO, Nev. -- The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to start the process to rescind multiple environmental protections on Wednesday - the deadline under a review ordered by President Donald Trump. The agency hasn't announced its plans or even held a public hearing, so conservation groups a

Lake Mead is part of the Colorado River system, key to water planning in the Southwest.(Ladyheart/Morguefile)

LAS VEGAS -- The 21st century is going to be a whole lot drier than the last one - in Nevada and up and down the Colorado River basin. Water managers are going to have to use every tool in the arsenal to keep the water flowing. That's the main message at a panel on water resources being held Thurs

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