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PNS Daily Newscast - June 29, 2017 


In focus on our nationwide rundown; Majority Leader McConnell busy trying to quickly revise the Senate health care bill; a new report says the GOP’s plans would leave a half a million veterans uninsured; and we take you to a Tennessee Kurdish community that’s getting relief from deportations.

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Public News Service - NC: Climate Change/Air Quality

North Carolina's state Assembly is considering a bill that would limit net metering for residential and commercial property owners in the state. (Acid Pix)

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina has more solar capacity than any state in the country with the exception of California, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. But solar-energy advocates say it's a power source that could "go dark" if a bill quickly advancing through the state Assembly

Hundreds gathered at the Charlotte March for Science, as scientists look for ways to engage with their community and participate in policy discussions. (Clean Air Carolina)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Scientists across North Carolina are presumably back in the lab today after trading in their beakers and pipets for posters and megaphones on Saturday. The March for Science was held this weekend in eight North Carolina cities and hundreds of others around the world. But organiz

Some North Carolina farmers are discovering that solar actually can help supplement needed income to keep their farms in operation. (Christine/flickr.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina has almost 5 million acres of farmland, but a new crop of solar installations popping up around the state has some concerned that renewable energy could make some of that land unavailable. Yet that's not the case according to a new study released by the North C

Elevated ozone levels were among the concerns shared by North Carolina climate leaders at the recent NC BREATHE Conference. (Kat/flickr.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina's scientists are doing anything but breathing easily about the future of the state's air quality as the Trump administration pursues the dismantling of the Clean Power Plan and other environmental regulations. And while rolling back rules regarding energy gener

North Carolina's clean-energy potential could be impacted by the executive order President Trump signed on Tuesday that rolls back environmental protections. (Raymond Bosma/flickr.com)

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – The executive order issued by President Trump on Tuesday: rolling back environmental protections with a purported effort to grow the economy, is predicted by some to have the opposite effect in North Carolina. With numerous reports highlighting the potential in the sta

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

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