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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 - MA: Environment

Rallies are planned for Boston Common and across the nation this weekend to mark President Trump's 100 Days in office and take a stand against his efforts to roll back progress on climate change. (Corporate Accountability International)

BOSTON – As the president marks 100 days in office, opponents of Trump's policies on climate change and green-energy jobs plan to rally on Boston Common and across the nation this weekend. Nathaniel Meyer is the Boston-based associate climate campaign director for Corporate Accountability In

Litter is only one reason some communities ban retailers' use of plastic bags. They can also damage equipment at recycling facilities. (Metro Waste Authority)

BOSTON — Last month, two more towns in Massachusetts passed measures to end the use of plastic bags, and backers say it's fueling support for a statewide ban. As more towns and cities pass local bag ordinances, Rep. Lori Ehrlich of Essex said it builds momentum for her statewide legislation.

Climate activists used a giant puppet of Gov. Charlie Baker at a

BOSTON -- With the Trump budget proposal calling for a 31 percent cut in funding to the EPA, climate activists say states need to stand up for the environment; and they accuse Gov. Charlie Baker of being silent on the issue. The Trump plan would cut funding for 50 EPA programs including the Clean

The Cape Cod National Seashore is among the 60,000-plus acres of federally-managed public land in Massachusetts. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

BOSTON – The armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon earlier this year took place thousands of miles from New England, but the issues it raised could put all public land at risk. Anti-government activists, including some state and federal lawmakers, maintain the U.S. is obli

The Atlantic puffin is one of many species that are expected to benefit from President Obama's designation of the first-ever marine national monument in the North Atlantic. (Richard Bartz via wikimedia)

CAPE COD, Mass. - With the stroke of a pen, President Obama has designated a new national monument off the coast of Cape Cod. It is the first-ever marine national monument designated in the North Atlantic, according to Peter Baker, director of U.S. Ocean Conservation in the Northeast for the Pew Cha

New U.S. Census Bureau data says Massachusetts continues to lead the nation for its number of residents with health insurance. (U.S. Navy)

BOSTON - The Bay State once again is first in the nation when it comes to health-insurance coverage, according to new Census Bureau data. The census figures show that less than 3 percent of Massachusetts residents now are uninsured. However, Brian Rosman, director of policy and government relations

Adoption of the Clean Power Plan will save Bay State businesses tens of millions of dollars, according to a new report from the Georgia Institute of Technology. (Boston Water and Sewer Commission).

BOSTON – A new report shows retail and office buildings could save big bucks by implementing efficiency measures to help the Bay State comply with the Clean Power Plan. The report from the Georgia Institute of Technology finds retail buildings could save $44 million by the year 2030 and offi

Coral canyons and seamounts off the Massachusetts coastline are being considered for National Marine Monument Designation. A new Edge Research poll finds overwhelming support for protecting the ocean. (NOAA)

BOSTON -- A new poll finds that four out of five Bay Staters support permanent protections for the ocean. A poll conducted by the Edge Research found strong bipartisan support for ocean protections, particularly over special areas. "80 percent of the people polled in Massachusetts support more prot

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