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PNS Daily Newscast - March 23, 2017 


In focus on our nationwide rundown: President Trump takes to the phone in last minute attempts to urge GOP members to back Ryancare; We take a closer look at what A.C.A. repeal could mean to the health of kids in North Carolina; plus an unusual plea from New York millionaires – please raise our taxes.

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Public News Service - NC: Climate Change/Air Quality

A free public art display on a downtown Raleigh building will illustrate the amount of particulate matter in the air in real-time. (Nancy Pierce)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Your lungs will feel poor air quality long before your eyes can see it. That reality is the inspiration for a free public art exhibit that will illustrate pollution in real time. "Particle Falls" will be on display in downtown Raleigh from later this month through April. Art

The waste created by coal-burning power plants, coal ash contains heavy metals and other toxic compounds. (Facing South)

PITTSBORO, N.C. – Duke Energy continues to look for a home for the millions of tons of coal ash generated by its coal-fired power plants, and part of their solution lies in abandoned slate and clay mines that dot the state map. On Monday, concerned citizens from Chatham and Lee Counties appe

A new report from the National Wildlife Federation highlights the vulnerabilities of North Carolina's coastline if global warming and sea level rise aren't addressed. (Jon Cain/flickr.com)

OUTERBANKS, N.C. — With 300 miles of shoreline, North Carolina is one of the states most vulnerable to sea-level rise. According to a report from the National Wildlife Federation, sea levels could rise by six feet or more by 2100 if steps aren't taken soon to cut greenhouse gas emissions and s

Offshore wind farms are likely along the coast of North Carolina, now that the federal government will make leases available. (morguefile.com)

WILMINGTON, N.C. - North Carolina is poised to become the next frontier for offshore wind energy. Late last week the U.S. Department of the Interior announced it will lease 122,000 acres off the coast of North Carolina. The lease area begins 24 miles off of the state's coastline, and offers unlimite

North Carolina's butterflies and other pollinators such as bees and hummingbirds are impacted by industrial and agricultural development. (Angelique Hjarding)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – North Carolina's Butterfly Highway isn't going to shorten your nightly commute, but it will make it more scenic. The project began a year ago in the Charlotte area as an effort to increase the network of pollinator habitats in the community, and make it easier for butterfli

Katharine Hayhoe speaks in several North Carolina cities this week, combining an academic and faith perspective on climate change. (Martin Voelkel)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - April is Earth Month and as it begins, an internationally-known scientist is touring the state to share her expertise and perspective on climate change. Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist also known for her deep faith in God. She is featured in the Showtime documentary

Many Ikea stores have solar installation on their rooftops, which help provide a large portion of the energy consumed by their large stores. (Ikea)

RALEIGH, N.C. – There are 257 million square feet of available real estate in North Carolina – most of which would be an ideal host for solar panels, according to a report released this week by Environment North Carolina. Data included suggests the flat, often unshaded, roofs of big bo

Planned Express Toll Lanes on I-77 in Charlotte could end up costing taxpayers additional funds if enough travelers don't opt to take the travel option. (CharlieCowins/Flickr.com)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Plans for the controversial I-77 Express Lanes Project in Charlotte are moving ahead now that the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization has voted in favor of the project. This while a report from the North Carolina Public Interest Research Group called it one of

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