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PNS Daily Newscast - April 19, 2018 


A contentious Farm Bill heads to U.S. House for debate. Also on our rundown: gaps cited in protections for small-business employees and nonprofit volunteers; plus some warning signs, that increased youth activism may not correspond to voter turnout.

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Public News Service - NH: Climate Change/Air Quality

From fishing to recreation, New Hampshire's coastal waters play a major role in the state's economy.  (ckaras/Pixabay)

CONCORD, N. H. –Environmental advocates say a plan to allow oil drilling in New Hampshire's coastal waters is a threat to the environment and the state's economy. On Monday, there's a public meeting in Concord on the Trump administration's proposal to open most of the U.S. coastline to oil and

Hanover, N.H., residents will vote later this spring on a zoning amendment to allow large scale solar farms. (mrganso/Pixabay)

HANOVER, N.H. – With the federal government now promoting fossil fuels, cities and towns in New Hampshire and across the nation are leading the way to boost renewable energy. Last May, Hanover, New Hampshire, became the first municipality in the country to commit by community vote to achievi

One of the next stops on President Trump's first foreign trip will be the G-7 Summit in Italy, and ahead of his arrival faith groups have been stepping up the call for action on climate change. (Breaking News Wiki).

CANTERBURY, N.H. - As world leaders prepare to meet Thursday at this week's G-7 summit in Italy, nine Catholic dioceses and religious orders in the United States and Europe have committed to divesting their holdings in coal, natural gas and oil companies within the next five years. The Rev. Stephan

New England tribal and peace activists raised money in Concord this week to help fight the Dakota Access Pipeline and prevent water contamination. (E. Zulaski)

CONCORD, N.H. – While the Dakota Access Pipeline is being built thousands of miles away, tribal and social justice activists in New England have been busy this week, organizing and raising funds to protect the water supply from contamination. Chief Wompimeequin Wampatuck with the Mattakeeset

One of the state's top lawyers says the Granite State already is getting plenty of power from renewable sources, and that's why the state would gain if the D.C. Circuit upholds the EPA's Clean Power Plan. (Ceinturion)

CONCORD, N.H. - The Granite State has a major stake in a pending lawsuit that challenges the Clean Power Plan, and a key lawyer at the Office of the Attorney General says New Hampshire deserves to get credit where credit is due. The EPA's plan to reduce carbon emissions is being challenged by 27 s

Those who make their living ice fishing and guides say extreme temperature changes is negatively impacting their bottom line. (Tim Moore Outdoors)

CONCORD, N.H. – It has been a dismal winter for those who make their living in the outdoor recreation business, in part because of the extreme temperature swings the state experienced between hot and cold. Ice fishing guide Tim Moore says this has been the most difficult winter he has ever e

Tick infestations of ticks, such as these on the ear of a moose, are signs of trouble for New Hampshire wildlife.  (New Hampshire Fish and Game)

CONCORD, N. H. – Late-arriving snow and lots of winter ticks are a deadly combination for the moose population, according to local experts. So far, that's exactly how this winter is shaping up. Deer have evolved with winter ticks, but moose have not, so ticks can be lethal for a moose. That's

Some legal experts say the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia this weekend could impact last week's stay of the EPA's Clean Power plan. (Steven Masker/flckr)

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - The sudden passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia this weekend could change the balance on the high court with regard to the Clean Power Plan. Justice Scalia voted with the majority in the 5-4 decision to stay the plan and its carbon-reduction goals. The vote was m

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