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PNS Daily News - May 29, 2017 


We’re covering a variety of issues in today’s news including: Germany’s leader notes a disconnect with the United States; remembering the fallen and those left behind on a Memorial Day; and a look at passenger’s rights as summer air travel season kicks into gear.

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Public News Service - CO: Climate Change/Air Quality

Pope Francis' recent encyclical calls for Catholics across the world to engage in efforts to slow climate change. (Pixabay)

DENVER – As world leaders prepare to meet at this week's G-7 summit in Italy, nine Catholic dioceses and religious orders in the U.S. and Europe have committed to divesting their holdings in coal, natural gas and oil companies within the next five years. Yossi Cadan, an organizer with the gr

Colorado throws a statewide party on Saturday to celebrate publicly-owned lands. (Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER – Colorado is the first state in the nation to establish a holiday recognizing the value of public lands, and kicks off its inaugural celebration on Saturday with events across the state. There's an Elephant Revival concert, trail cleanups, and eight special beers from local breweries w

The fate of a rule that requires energy companies to capture gas wasted through leaks, venting and flaring on public land is being decided this week. (haymarketrebel/Flickr)

DENVER - The fate of a new rule aimed at reining in methane-gas pollution will soon be known. The U.S. Senate faces a Thursday deadline to vote on overturning the Bureau of Land Management's methane rule, using the Congressional Review Act. The federal rule is based on Colorado's 2014 rule targetin

More than 500 demonstrations on Saturday will celebrate science's evidence-based methods that supporters note led to cures for diseases, technological advances and more. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Saturday is Earth Day, and thousands are expected to take to the streets in Washington, D.C., and more than 500 other cities across the planet. The March for Science aims to celebrate scientific research and advocate for evidence-based policies. Sarah Evanega, a biologist and directo

National and state-based clean air policies, including reducing pollution from coal-fired power plants, are helping improve air quality in Colorado. (Pixabay)

DENVER -- Air quality in Colorado is getting better, according to the American Lung Association's latest report card. Last year, Denver was ranked eighth most ozone-polluted city nationally. Now it’s the 11th. Fort Collins also dropped from tenth to 15th. Dawn Mullally, director of air qua

Fighting fires by helicopters and airplanes increased after an upsurge in Colorado wildfires in 2012 and 2013. (Pixabay)

DENVER -- As the Trump administration takes steps to sideline environmental science, recent research confirms that western states will need to brace for more frequent - and bigger - wildfires as a result of climate change. South Dakota State University scientist Mark Cochrane studied more than a d

Health experts say children are especially at risk for developing asthma and other breathing problems exacerbated by air pollution. (Pixabay)

DENVER – President Donald Trump's executive order rolling back climate regulations, including the EPA's Clean Power Plan, isn't getting rave reviews from Colorado parents. Jen Clanahan with Colorado Moms Know Best says the plan helped her sleep better at night knowing the air would be gettin

Elected officials from Western states are urging the U.S. Senate to keep BLM rules limiting natural-gas waste. (Pixabay)

DENVER - More than 60 local elected officials from four western states are calling on the U.S. Senate to defend the Bureau of Land Management's natural-gas waste rule adopted last year. The rule directing the oil and gas industry to capture gas lost through leaks, venting and flaring on public land

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