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PNS Daily Newscast - October 18, 2019 


Baltimore mourns Rep. Elijah Cummings, who 'Fought for All.' Also on our rundown: Rick Perry headed for door as Energy Secretary; and EPA holds its only hearing on rolling back methane regulations.

2020Talks - October 18, 2019 


While controversy swirls at the White House, the Chicago Teachers Union goes on strike, and retired Admiral Joe Sestak walks 105 miles across New Hampshire.

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Public News Service - NV: Climate Change/Air Quality

Activists are preparing their signs for the Global Climate Strike events on Friday. (Eymhy Corpus)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Hundreds of Nevada high school students are expected to walk out of class at 10 a.m. Friday as part of an international day of action to call attention to climate change ahead of a U.N. Climate Summit next week. Protesters will rally in 2,500 cities across 117 countries, with 75

Flaring of excess methane at oil and gas facilities may become more pervasive if the Environmental Protection Agency's revised methane waste rule takes effect. (Wild Earth Guardians)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Trump administration unveiled plans yesterday to roll back Obama-era protections designed to combat air pollution and climate change. The Environmental Protection Agency wants to revoke the Methane Waste Rule, which requires oil and gas companies to install technology t

Conservation advocates say city dwellers will need to be less reliant on cars in the future in order to pull the planet out of ecological deficit. (Flickr/Jörg Farys)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – This is Earth Overshoot Day, the day of the year that environmental activists say humanity has used up more natural resources than the planet can replenish each year. The ecological deficit can be blamed on pollution of the air and water, over fishing, deforestation, exce

Renewable energy got a big boost as Gov. Steve Sisolak signed Senate Bill 358 into law on Earth Day. (Cece94/Morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — A longtime priority for Democrats came to fruition Monday - Earth Day - as new Gov. Steve Sisolak signed into law a bill requiring utilities to get 50 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2030. Senate Bill 358 would raise what's called the Renewable Portfolio

The Nevada state Capitol is busy this week, as the deadline for bills to pass out of committee is Friday. (OK-59/Wikimedia Commons)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Friday is the deadline for bills to make it out of committee at the state Capitol, so conservation groups are drumming up support for those that address renewable energy and protection for wildlife habitat. Senate Bill 358 would require power companies to get 50 percent of their

Around the world, local groups are organizing marches for climate change. (Edward Kimmel/Flickr)

RENO, Nev. – Reno and Las Vegas are among more than 600 communities across the globe that are planning rallies and marches this week to call attention to climate change. Reno and Las Vegas are the first- and third-fastest-warming cities in America, according to Climate Central. Brian Beffort

Records show the water in Lake Tahoe is warming up quickly, which is throwing off the natural balance of the lake's ecosystem. (Andrew Toskin/Flickr)

RENO, Nev. – As summer nears its end, climate experts say this season shows that climate change is having a serious impact in Nevada. July was the hottest month ever recorded for the city of Reno with 14 days over 100 degrees. August has been warmer than average, too. Scott McGuire, cooper

Lake Tahoe is known for its clear water, but climate change is contributing to algae blooms. (Trevor Bexon/Flickr)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Summertime is synonymous with getting outside to have fun for many Americans, but a new report sheds light on how climate change is threatening beloved summer activities across the country. The National Wildlife Federation's "Safeguarding Summer" report, released today, sh

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