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PNS Daily Newscast - April 24, 2019 


The Supreme Court considers U.S. Census citizenship question – we have a pair of reports. Also on the Wednesday rundown: A look at how poor teacher pay and benefits can threaten preschoolers' success. And the Nevada Assembly votes to restore voting rights for people who've served their time in prison.

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Public News Service - NY: Environment

New York, NY – A federal law that protects the nation's water supply turns 35 today, and on the anniversary supporters say the "Clean Water Act" needs a little help. The Act has been weakened over the years by court challenges and rule changes. Peter Lehner, of the Natural Resources Defense Co

New York, NY - Many New Yorkers are receiving illegal goods –- and they don't even know it. That's the message brought to our state by representatives of Papua New Guinea, Peru and Indonesia. They spoke at New York University, to bring attention to the problem of illegally-harvested hardwoods

Uniondale, NY – Long Islanders could get a breath of fresh air from the region's oldest power plants. A coalition of 75 Long Island health, labor and environmental groups are demanding upgrades for a dozen old power plants that emit sulfur, mercury, ozone, and carbon pollutants in excess of Cl

New York, NY – New York's Great Lakes are under attack by aliens. Peter Jenkins with Defenders of Wildlife explains native species and their habitats are being overtaken by invasive species, from reckless shipping and wildlife practices. "The Great Lakes have been hammered by Asian Carp broug

New York, NY — A federal judge in Vermont has ruled that New York and other states have the power to require car companies to reduce tailpipe climate change pollution, within the next two new vehicle model years. Jared Snyder, with the Department of Environmental Conservation, says New York we

New York, NY – On the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, scientists warn New Yorkers are at risk for more major storms and flooding. Gary Yohe of Wesleyan University participated in a Union of Concerned Scientists "Climate Impact Study." He insists that residents of New York City and Lon

The clock is ticking for a measure that would make it easier for locals in Westchester and Putnam Counties to preserve open spaces and historic places. Governor Spitzer has until midnight Thursday morning to sign the Hudson Valley Community Preservation Act into law. Katherine Nadeau with Environmen

Wednesday's steam pipe explosion in New York City has left behind a cloud of debris, asbestos, and uncertainty about the reliability of the nation's aging infrastructure. Laura Haight with the New York Public Interest Research Group says exposure to asbestos dust is one of the big problems, and clea

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