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PNS Daily News - December 9, 2019 


The Pensacola shooting investigated as an act of terror; Trump faces criticism over so-called anti-Semitic comments; and some local governments adapt to meet the needs of immigrants.

2020Talks - December 9, 2019 


Candidates have a busy week in Iowa, despite a weekend shooting on Pensacola Navy Air Base. Also, candidates start butting heads, notably South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and MA Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Public News Service - NY: Environment

A new report says carbon pricing would lower the cost of New York getting to a 70% renewable energy use goal by 2030. (mimadeo/Adobe Stock)

ALBANY, N.Y. – Including the cost of carbon pollution in New York's electricity market would help the state meet its clean energy goals, according to a new report. Carbon pricing would add the social cost of carbon pollution, including health and climate impacts, to the wholesale price of el

Reducing mercury emissions also cuts sulfur dioxide and particulate pollution. (Paul Souders/Danita Delimont/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK – A new report says the Trump administration's proposal to weaken rules for emissions of mercury and other toxic substances is based on a faulty economic analysis. The report, from the External Environmental Economics Advisory Committee, says the cost-benefit analysis used to justif

Spotted turtles, once common, are no longer found in areas of southern New York. (Todd Pierson/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

NEW YORK - More than a third of America's fish and wildlife species are at increased risk of extinction, but a bill advancing in Congress this week could help. The Recovering America's Wildlife Act is scheduled for markup Thursday in the House Natural Resources Committee. According to Collin O'Mara

Most people drive fewer than 50 miles per day, and the range of many electric vehicles is more than 200 miles. (malajscy/Adobe Stock)

ALBANY, N.Y. – A Consumer Reports survey shows a solid majority of prospective car buyers are interested in low-emission and zero-emission electric vehicles, but some car makers are supporting efforts to weaken auto emission standards. The Trump administration wants to freeze federal vehicle

Studies have shown positive public health and climate impacts from wind farm development. (Mike Mareen/Adobe Stock)

BUFFALO, N.Y. – A public forum coming up in Buffalo next week takes on the impact of rapidly expanding wind energy development on public health. The forum, sponsored by a coalition of clean energy, environmental and scientific groups, will feature a panel of experts in an open dialogue on th

Switching to electric buses will help ensure all communities benefit from the Transportation and Climate Initiative. (Oleksandr/Adobe Stock)

ALBANY, N.Y. — The draft of a policy proposal for a regional effort to switch to electric vehicles is getting strong support from clean-energy advocates. Building on the success of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative in reducing emissions from the electric power sector, 13 Northeast and Mid

Indian Point is one of several nuclear power plants across the country scheduled for decommissioning. (mandritoiu/Adobe Stock)

MONTROSE, N.Y. - Elected officials, environmental groups and scientists will gather in Montrose on Thursday for a regional forum on decommissioning nuclear power plants, including Indian Point. The forum will address an audience of federal, state and local officials and citizens about public safety

Transportation is the leading source of greenhouse-gas emissions in the state of New York. (290712/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK – New York is one of 14 states that has adopted California's tough auto-emissions standards, and now it's fighting to keep that right. When the Trump administration announced last week that it will revoke California's longstanding waiver allowing it to set tighter emission and fuel-

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