PNS Daily News - December 12, 2019 

A House Committee begins debate on articles of impeachment; Washington state is set to launch a paid family, medical leave program; advocates for refugees say disinformation clouds their case; and a new barrier to abortion in Kentucky.

2020Talks - December 12, 2019 

Today’s the deadline to qualify for this month’s debate, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang made it - the only non-white candidate who’ll be on stage. Plus, former Secretary Julián Castro questions the order of primary contests.

Public News Service - OR: Climate Change/Air Quality

PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon is one of the states that sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for not being tough enough on tailpipe emission standards. So when the federal agency determined last year that carbon pollution is a public health threat, Oregon and a dozen other states considered it a

BOARDMAN, Ore. - It is the third comment period since 2006 for renewing an expired air quality permit for Portland General Electric's (PGE) Boardman coal-fired power plant. And, this week, it's been extended again by the Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality (DEQ). During the two hearings held this

PORTLAND, Ore. - The federal government is asking Oregonians to chime in on how national forests should be managed in the coming decades. The USDA Forest Service will be holding an open house on forest planning in Portland on Tuesday. Mike Anderson, senior resource analyst with The Wilderness Socie

PORTLAND, Ore. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recommending tougher standards to clean up ground-level ozone pollution, commonly known as smog, and public comments are being accepted on the proposal for one more week. Ground-level ozone has been linked to serious health problems

PORTLAND, Ore. - On a new list of "Top Ten" national forests, ranked for their storage of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, six are in Oregon, with three in Washington and one in Alaska. The analysis of U.S. Forest Service data indicates the Western Oregon forests are using and storing twice as mu

PORTLAND, Ore. - The year 2009 is dotted with important milestones for the conservation community in Oregon. For starters, the state got more than 200,000 new acres of federally designated wilderness, created in March with passage of the Omnibus Wilderness Act. Matt Little, Pacific Northwest regio

PPORTLAND, Ore. - Salmon, bull trout, leatherback sea turtles and Canada lynx are the Oregon "residents" on a new list of "America's Hottest Species." They are already considered endangered and will inch closer to extinction if climate change worsens, according to the Endangered Species Coalition an

EUGENE, Ore. - Green is more than a school color at every state college and university in Oregon: The whole system has pledged to reduce its carbon footprint and energy use. In a new report from the National Wildlife Federation, college students have been dubbed "Generation E" for their commitment t

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