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PNS Daily Newscast - December 12, 2018 


Trump clashes with Democrats and threatens a government shutdown if he doesn’t get his border wall. Also on the Wednesday rundown: Lawmakers agree on an $867-billion Farm Bill; and a new report finds private community correction centers failing to rehabilitate people who live there.

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Public News Service - NY: Climate Change/Air Quality

The report estimates energy storage development will create 27,400 jobs in New York by 2030. (distel2610/Pixabay)

NEW YORK - The rapid growth of wind and solar power in New York means expanding jobs in another field, energy-storage technology, and a new report says many of the pieces already are in place. The Empire State has ambitious plans to expand clean-energy sources, such as solar power and offshore wind

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

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

Advocates say replacing net metering has put community solar projects across New York at risk. (pxhere)

NEW YORK — Ending net metering is killing investment in solar power in New York. That's the message industry leaders and advocates for renewables want Gov. Andrew Cuomo to hear. At news conferences across the state today, community groups and solar developers are urging the governor to resto

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

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