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PNS Daily Newscast - October 21, 2019 


G-7 meeting may move to Camp David; conservation groups sound alarm about acting BLM chief; NC suit aims to change solitary confinement policy there; questions about Amazon Ring coordination with police; and microbes might help in earthquakes.

2020Talks - October 21, 2019 


2016 candidate Hillary Clinton says Russia is "grooming" Rep. Tulsi Gabbard for a third-party run. And Sen. Bernie Sanders has biggest Democratic campaign event this season so far.

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Public News Service - NY: Climate Change/Air Quality

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-

The ACE NY annual conference will include an update on New York's ambitious offshore wind program. (zozulinskyi/Adobe Stock)

ALBANY, N.Y. — Municipal leaders, state agencies and representatives of renewable-energy industries will gather in Albany next week to explore ways to make New York's clean-energy law work. With passage of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, New York made a commitment to achie

Green roofs lower heating and cooling costs by increasing a building's energy efficiency. (victor217/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK – Some building owners in New York City now have added incentive to create a green space on their roof. A green-roof tax abatement has been available in the city for several years, but few owners have taken advantage of it. In an effort to change that, a new state law tripled the tax

Renewable resources such as hydroelectric now supply 26 percent of New York's energy. (demerzel21/Adobe Stock)

ALBANY, N.Y. – To reach clean energy goals, New York needs to maintain its existing baseline of renewable energy generators, according to a message clean energy advocates have sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The New York Renewables Protection Act is headed to the governor's desk. Supporters say

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

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