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PNS Daily Newscast - February 21, 2019 


Signs that the Mueller Trump/Russia probe could wrap up in the next week. Also on our Thursday rundown: A death penalty repeal likely to pass in New England. Plus, cancer survivors rally for tougher smoking laws in Tennessee.

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Public News Service - NY: Environment

Studies show startups with at least one woman performed 63 percent better than all male teams. (pxhere)

ALBANY, N.Y. — A group that funds renewable-energy projects is calling for a new focus on diversity. Funding for nonprofit organizations generally follows media coverage, but a new study from The Solutions Project, a grant-making organization, shows wide gender and racial disparities in media

Extreme weather events such as Hurricane Sandy are just some of the consequences of climate change. (FEMA)

NEW YORK - Organized labor is coming out in support of a national "Green New Deal." On Thursday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., introduced a resolution calling on Congress to combat global climate change by investing in sustainable infrastructure and creating mi

Siting wind farms in developed areas such as agricultural land can avoid impacts on wildlife habitat. (Barmac53/pixaby)

ALBANY, N.Y. – Conservationists say the push to expand clean, renewable energy sources is a top priority, but it needs to be done in a way that protects wildlife. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Green New Deal proposes more than doubling large scale, land based wind farms and almost quadrupling the stat

Gov. Andrew Cuoma wants to more than double new large scale, land based wind and solar projects. (4dr14nqg/pixabay)

ALBANY, N.Y. – Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling for a massive expansion of clean energy in New York. In his State of the State and Budget address on Tuesday, the governor called for a commitment to move New York State to 70 percent carbon free electricity by 2030 and 100 percent by 2040, the mos

Non-biodegradable, single-use plastic bags are a threat to wildlife and the environment. (RitaE/pixabay)

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew Cuomo's executive budget includes measures to combat litter, reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and protect the environment. On Sunday, the governor's office announced that his 2019 Executive Budget will include a proposal to ban all single-use plastic bags. According

Cutting New York's greenhouse gas emissions 50 percent by 2030 is estimated to create up to 160,000 new jobs per year. (adage/pixabay)

NEW YORK – Clean energy is good for the climate, good for the economy and good for business, according to a growing number of New York business leaders. A bill known as the "Climate and Community Protection Act" would commit New York to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. It has passed t

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

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