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PNS Daily Newscast - February 22, 2019 


North Carolina will hold a new election to fill the final disputed seat in the U.S. House. Also on our Friday rundown: Baltimore sues Monsanto and others for polluting city waterways. Plus, a public lands program moves towards permanent status.

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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

The average SNAP benefit now equals $1.36 per meal. (photo: USDA)

NEW YORK – The Farm Bill passed by Congress last week did not include major cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), but food security advocates say the bill falls short of meeting nutritional needs. The House version of the Farm Bill had included new work requirements f

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

Immigrant children in New York were more likely to be uninsured than other groups in the state in 2017, likely due to parents' fear of interacting with the government. (Sgt. Randall A. Clinton/Marines)

ALBANY, N.Y. – Across the country, the number of children without health insurance rose in 2017 for the first time in eight years, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. The research found no state made progress to get more children insured

Reports say Amazon is finalizing plans to build a headquarters in Queens, N.Y. (King of Hearts/ Wikimedia Commons/CC-BY-SA-3.0)

NEW YORK - Amazon may be close to a deal to open one of two new headquarters in New York, but watchdog groups fear taxpayers could be the big losers. News reports say Amazon is finalizing plans for new headquarters in Long Island City in Queens and Crystal City in Arlington, Va. The year-long hunt

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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