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PNS Daily News - March 28, 2017 


We’re covering a variety of issues today including: word of a secret White House visit prompts calls for the House Intelligence chair to recuse himself from the Russia investigation; internet activity could be sold to the highest bidder under a bill up for a vote; and new research shows Uncle Sam is taking more from undocumented immigrants than the wealthy.

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Public News Service - MA: Climate Change/Air Quality

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

Bay State college and university students walk out of class Monday) to protest President Trump's cabinet nominees. (BU Divestment)

BOSTON – As President Trump's Cabinet nominees work their way through the confirmation process, local college students walked out of classes on Monday to protest their positions on key issues including climate change. Nicolette Matsangos is a student organizer with Divest BU. She says she an

Massachusetts made history this month by signing into law the largest commitment of any state in the nation to offshore wind power. (Amber Hewett)

BOSTON – August has proved to be a pivotal month for offshore wind power in the Commonwealth and the region. Catherine Bowes, senior manager for the National Wildlife Federation, cited the turbines now going online off the coast of Rhode Island, and the bill signed into law last week by Massa

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

Construction is nearing completion on the Northeast Biodiesel plant in Greenfield. Co-op Power has invested more than $3 million to open the first community-owned biodiesel refinery in the region. (Co-op Power)

BOSTON – Sometime next month a new plant in Greenfield should start cranking out clean biodiesel fuel that is manufactured from recycled cooking oil. Co-op Power CEO Lynn Benander says the plant will take cooking oil waste from restaurants, schools and institutions in the area and convert it

This 17,000-square-foot Living Building is one of two under construction at Hampshire College in Amherst, helping the campus become energy self-sufficient. Courtesy: Hampshire College.

AMHERST, Mass. - While 100 world leaders take part in climate talks today in Paris, action is being taken now on a college campus in the Commonwealth to reduce carbon emissions. Hampshire College President Jonathan Lash said an impact study is in the works with Eversource, the local utility, and So

PHOTO: Coastal storm damage, such as in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, will be more frequent as sea levels rise through the century in the Northeast, according to a new report. Photo courtesy Risky Business Project.

BOSTON - The Northeast is expected to experience a temperature increase over the next century. But a new study identified rising oceans, and their effect on coastal infrastructure, as the major coming climate impact to the region. The report, from the Risky Business Project, concluded that Boston w

PHOTO: The red-necked grebe has more than 80 percent of its breeding population in Canada's boreal forest, a massive area that bird conservationists say is threatened by development. Photo credit: Wikipedia.

BOSTON, Mass. - It's the Red Sox versus the Red-necked Grebe: The migratory bird helped contribute more than $40 billion in revenue to the economy in bird-watching trips and related equipment last year, about five times the year's total revenue for major league baseball. However, a new report says

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