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PNS Daily News- February 15, 2019 


Shutdown averted and a national emergency declaration; A push in Iowa for virtual caucus attendance for 2020 primaries; and concerns about legislation that could hide oil pipeline records. Those stories and more in today’s news.

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Public News Service - TN: Climate Change/Air Quality

PHOTO: Plans for road construction have landed Goforth Creek Canyon on this year's list of the most endangered places in the South. CREDIT: Sam Evans SELC

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A new list of the top 10 places in the South that are facing immediate and potentially irreparable threats includes two areas of Tennessee. Goforth Creek Canyon is among those most at risk, due to a proposed road project. Jeff Hunter, director of the Tennessee Wilderness Campaign

PHOTO: Dry conditions persist across the state and weary firefighters are urging residents to be mindful of the tinderbox conditions.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - As Tennesseans prepare to celebrate the Fourth, they are being reminded that many counties and cities across the state are under a burn ban. Tom Womack, spokesman for the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, says that dry conditions have made Tennessee a tinderbox, but that some

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Biomass has become the darling of the renewable-energy world in Tennessee and throughout the Southeast, and a new study takes a close look at the good and bad. Biomass refers to burning wood-production leftovers to generate electricity, compressing them into fuel pellets, and woo

FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Tennessee could be the big winner in the global market to produce the next generation of cars that run on electricity. The Tennessee Electric Vehicle Summit, organized by automaker Nissan and the Pew Clean Energy Program, was held Monday in Franklin, not far from where Nissan will

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The United States could attract billions of dollars in clean power investments over the next decade, and some Tennessee projects are leading the way, according to a study by the Pew Charitable Trusts. The U.S. is among the three G-20 members with the most to gain by implementing

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee's recent success in recruiting large, green, job-producing industries, such as Wacker Chemie AG in Bradley County and Hemlock Semiconductor in Clarksville, will create thousands of new jobs. Now is the time, however, says Tennessee Alliance for Progress coordinator Nell

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Taking the budget axe to the Tennessee Forestry Commission would eliminate 28 forester and specialist positions. They're among 200 jobs targeted in Gov. Phil Bredesen's 2010-2011 proposed budget if a new tax is not approved on cable television bills and real estate investment trus

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Copenhagen Conference on Climate Change will likely establish a number of major goals to reduce carbon dioxide emissions before it winds up later this week. And Joe Mendelson, the director of global warming policy for the National Wildlife Federation, says it could be good new

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