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PNS Daily Newscast - October 19, 2018 


Senator Corker demands the Trump administration share intelligence on the killing of a Washington Post columnist. Also on the Friday rundown: groups sue over the Texas border wall plan; and the soggy summer in some states may lead to higher pumpkin prices for Halloween.

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Public News Service - NY: Environment

From replacing incandescent light bulbs to upgrading insulation, there are many ways to improve home energy efficiency. (Pxhere)

NEW YORK – Today is National Energy Efficiency Day, a day to take stock of the benefits for people's comfort, health, budget and the environment from maximizing energy savings. On Earth Day last April, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a new energy-efficiency target to reduce greenhouse-gas emissi

Cities that commit to electric vehicles send a message to manufacturers that the market is there for the products they're developing. (stanvpetersen/Pixabay)

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Yonkers and Rochester are among the 26 international cities, states, regions and businesses that have committed to 100 percent zero-emission vehicles by 2030. A vehicle-buying collaboration was announced at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco last week. Transpo

There are currently 200,000 solar-powered households in New York state. (skeeze/Pixabay)

ALBANY, N.Y. — Environmental groups are calling on the state of New York to support a major push for more solar power, including for low-income households. The Million Solar Strong Campaign rally in the state capital on Tuesday to say rapidly expanding solar power will create thousands of jo

Every year an estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic waste enters ocean waters. (byrev/pixabay)

NEW YORK – The 33rd annual International Coastal Cleanup is coming up this weekend, part of a global effort to keep trash out of the oceans. It's the world's largest annual ocean volunteer event. Every year, an estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic waste alone flow into the oceans, and p

Tests of backyard soil in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, found lead levels at or above legal limits for bare soil. (National Wildlife Federation)

NEW YORK – A project in Brooklyn has some simple tips for parents to reduce their children's risk of exposure to lead contamination in soil. Greenpoint, Brooklyn, has a long history of industrial pollution as well as residue from lead paint and vehicle exhaust. The soil is contaminated with

Transportation is now the biggest source of greenhouse-gas emissions. (Pxhere)

NEW YORK – City officials and environmentalists say the EPA's plan to freeze the fuel-efficiency standard is bad for public health, the environment and consumers. After months of wrangling, the EPA on Thursday released its plan to freeze the fuel-efficiency standards for cars and light truck

Millions of acres of wildlife habitat have been converted to crops for ethanol production. (GregMontani/Pixabay)

NEW YORK — A long-delayed report from the Environmental Protection Agency finds that requiring ethanol made from corn and soybeans to be part of the nation's gas supply is causing serious environmental harm. Federal law requires the EPA to assess the environmental impact of the fuel standard

Formula E Championship electric race cars are helping speed the transition to zero-emission vehicles.  (Andrea Sears)

NEW YORK - Cities and states are using their collective influence to speed up the transition to electric vehicles. This weekend is the second running of the Formula E Championship, 10 teams driving electric cars in a race along the Brooklyn waterfront. On Tuesday, against that backdrop, The Climate

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