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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 - NY: Climate Change/Air Quality

The bill requires New York to get 70% of its power from renewable sources by 2030. (Kovalenko I/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK – New York is set to become a global leader in the efforts to fight climate change. With enactment of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, the Empire State will be on track to set the most ambitious legislative mandate for carbon reductions in the world. The plan c

Investment in clean energy and energy efficiency is predicted to create thousands of good-paying jobs in New York State. (somchaikhun/Adobe Stock)

ALBANY, N.Y. – With the legislative session drawing to a close, a bill that would write New York State's ambitious clean energy and climate goals into law has gained critical support. The Climate and Community Protection Act has already passed the state Assembly several times. And now, with

New York may be closing its coal-fired power plants, but smog and acid rain still drift in from plants in the Midwest. (laborec425/AdobeStock)

NEW YORK – The last of New York state's coal-fired power plants will be phased out by the end of next year. On Thursday, the Department of Environmental Conservation adopted final regulations requiring all power plants to meet strict new CO2 emissions standards. The new standards will effect

The New York Offshore Wind Master Plan estimates that building 2,400 MW of offshore wind-power production would create about 5,000 jobs. (Kruwt/AdobeStock)

NEW YORK – New York's push for offshore wind power is getting a boost from labor unions. The Building and Construction Trades Council of Nassau and Suffolk Counties and the Long Island Federation of Labor joined this week with nearly 30 environmental, business and labor groups to support the

Coastal wetlands are natural barriers that can help protect against storm damage. (Andrea Sears)

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. – The town of East Hampton, New York, will soon be demolishing a house so the land can once again serve as a protective buffer against storm damage. The 3.2-acre plot is next to a large tract of protected wetland along Accabonac Harbor. The demolition is part of an effort

Converting land to corn production has reduced the amount of milkweed, the main food for monarch butterflies. (leoleobobeo/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – A new report says the push for biofuels is causing serious environmental damage. The Renewable Fuel Standard or RFS was intended to reduce reliance on oil imports and cut air pollution. It requires that all gasoline for transportation sold in the United States contain at least 10

Offshore wind will be critical to meeting the goal of 70 percent renewable energy by 2030. (PTNorbert/pixabay)

ALBANY, N. Y. – New York can meet its renewable-energy goals. That's the message clean-energy advocates are delivering to state lawmakers today. The state's clean-energy standard calls for 50 percent renewable energy by 2030, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to raise that to 70 percent. At a pol

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

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