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PNS Daily Newscast - October 17, 2017 


On the rundown: a new poll has Americans turning thumbs-down on Trump’s hurricane response; changes in the works to North Carolina’s election law; a move to protect Central California wilderness; and making federal buildings “bird friendly”

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Public News Service - CT: Rural/Farming

Animal waste from farms is a source of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. (Cgoodwin/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Manure happens, and a bill now in the state Senate could help turn it into a source of renewable energy on dairy farms in Connecticut. There are 111 registered dairy farms in the state. The so-called "Cow Power" bill would create pilot projects on three of those farms, using

A hen is trapped under the wires of her cage. (HSUS)

HARTFORD, Conn. - An undercover investigation documents extreme crowding and unsanitary conditions in a huge egg-producing factory farm in Turner, Maine, with about 4 million egg-laying chickens crammed into 70 warehouses. It's operated by Hillandale Farms and distributes eggs throughout New Engla

PHOTO: Connecticut is not cost-effective turf for natural-gas

HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut may not be the most welcoming or cost-effective state for natural gas fracking, but conservation advocates are nevertheless sending an Earth Week message to ban fracking waste from entering the state. It has been a busy week for John Calandrelli, program director

PHOTO: Food Day is a national day to learn, eat and advocate for a healthy, more affordable and sustainable food system.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Today is Food Day, a national day to learn, eat and advocate for a healthy, more affordable and sustainable food system – and as a way to grow more greenbacks for Connecticut. Every state is looking at new ways to increase its economic standing, says Cheryl Dunson, pr

HARTFORD, Conn. - Support for environmental issues is waning among members of the Connecticut General Assembly, according to a watchdog group's annual scorecard released Tuesday, but the downward trend is not enough to seriously undermine the state's record as an environmental leader. Lori Brown, e

HARTFORD, Conn. - Congress is pondering a bill that would require employers to use E-Verify, an electronic identification system aimed at finding and firing undocumented workers. Its use is now mandatory only for government contractors. A 5,000-member union local in Connecticut is speaking out agai

OXFORD, Conn. - It's definitely winter in Connecticut, and the Connecticut chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) was just awarded a $37,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to be used to promote winter food crops. This comes as winter farmers' markets and winter CS

HARTFORD, Conn. - Nutmeggers who called a shelter "home" on Tuesday night were part of the annual "point-in-time" census of homeless people and families in shelters. Similar counts are being conducted nationwide this week. Connecticut's tally will provide the state with a snapshot of the issue, al

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