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PNS Daily Newscast - June 27, 2019 


More time on the ground for the Boeing 737 MAX. Also on our Thursday rundown: A diverse group tackles the topic of salmon recovery. Plus, summer bees are buzzing, but for how long?

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Public News Service - NV: Climate Change/Air Quality

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

Research suggests the amounts of water and land needed to grow corn for ethanol are not sustainable in the U.S. (Flickr)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Ethanol – the corn product blended into gasoline – was meant to make fuel cleaner in the United States. But a new report by the Environmental Protection Agency shows biofuel has created another set of environmental problems. Nevada's Desert Research Institut

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

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