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PNS Daily News - July 28, 2014 

Our news features stories from around the nation including: an opportunity for Americans to give their “two cents” on clean power; conservation recommended the Colorado River endures a record drought; and Oregon foster youth ask for more resources and guidance.

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PHOTO: At public hearings this week in Pittsburgh, the EPA will hear views about its Clean Power Plan, which sets goals by state to reduce carbon pollution in power production. Photo credit: Adrian Jones.\
Monday, July 28, 2014
PITTSBURGH - Hearings in Pittsburgh are coming up Thursday and Friday about the Environmental Protection Agency's "Clean Power Plan," aimed at reducing carbon emissions from power plants by 30 percent from their 2005 levels. Dr. Alan Peterson ...Read More
PHOTO: Ensuring that the Colorado River has enough water to support millions of people in Arizona and throughout the Southwest is the focus of a study from the nonprofit group American Rivers. Photo courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.\
Monday, July 28, 2014
PHOENIX – Water conservation and reuse are being urged in a study that makes recommendations about addressing the Colorado River drought, which threatens the future well-being of Arizona and six other Western states. Matt Rice is director of ...Read More
PHOTO: A study by UW cancer researcher William Fahl has found a promising way to prevent hair loss for chemotherapy patients, which is headed for clinical trials. Photo courtesy UW-Madison\
Monday, July 28, 2014
MADISON, Wis. – A new University of Wisconsin-Madison study offers great hope for saving the hair follicles of patients undergoing chemotherapy. A new kind of vasoconstrictor – a drug that narrows blood vessels – could be the key ...Read More
PHOTO: The Colorado Consumer Health Initiative and CoPIRG submitted a petition of more than 700 signatures to Insurance Commissioner Marguerite Salazar, left. It asks the Division of Insurance to more closely scrutinize insurance companies' rate filings to protect consumers. Photo courtesy CCHI\
Monday, July 28, 2014
DENVER - The glass is either half empty or half full with Colorado health insurance rates, depending on the type of coverage. The Colorado Consumer Health Initiative just completed an analysis of the 2015 insurance rates filed with the state's ...Read More
PHOTO: Supporters of limits on carbon pollution say they will have significant health benefits; detractors say they'll slow the economy. Both sides weigh in at EPA hearings this week. Photo courtesy of the Sierra Club.\
Monday, July 28, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. - The Environmental Protection Agency is taking public comments on rules designed to cut carbon pollution from power plants by nearly one-third from 2005 levels. Supporters say the new regulations also would save thousands of lives a ...Read More