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PNS Daily Newscast - December 13, 2017 


Alabama elects Democrat Doug Jones to the U.S. Senate; also on our rundown; A court victory for tribes and environmental groups fighting uranium mining in the Grand Canyon; and Seattle appears headed towards a police accountability initiative for 2018.

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Public News Service - NM: Climate Change/Air Quality

Proponents of spending New Mexico's windfall from the Volkswagen Clean Air Act violations on electric buses will rally in Albuquerque on Thursday. (Children's Clean Air Network)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The New Mexico Department of Health says 47,000 children in the state suffer from asthma, and that's why a coalition wants funds from the Volkswagen emissions-test settlement spent to transition diesel school buses to electric. A group will rally in Albuquerque Thursday t

New Mexicans are ready for ski season, but above-normal temperatures are expected from December through February.  (pixabay)<br />

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Winter is weeks away but fall is just arriving in New Mexico, with a La Niña weather pattern expected to leave the state high and dry this winter. Albuquerque's high temperature of 73 degrees last Friday was the warmest on record for that date, and Santa Fe is experiencin

New Mexico's Sandoval County Commissioners will face tough opposition when they meet Nov. 16 to pass an ordinance on oil and gas drilling. (resource-media.org)

BERNALILLO, N.M. - Opponents of an ordinance to allow more oil and gas drilling in Sandoval County say amendments are needed to strengthen the permitting process and protect the area's drinking water. The county commissioners will meet November 16 to review an ordinance that would grant the county

New Mexico could adopt a clean-energy standard to address climate change at the same time the federal government plans to boost coal production. (climatewest.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. - People who want New Mexico to have its own clean-energy standard are making their case today to the state's Public Regulation Commission. Supporters say it would help the state determine its role in addressing climate change. The New Mexico Attorney General's Office and consumer ad

Diverse groups are opposing efforts to remove information about the Earth's age, evolution, climate change and more from New Mexico school science lessons. (NASA)

SANTA FE, N.M. — Opponents of proposed changes to New Mexico's public school science curriculum that would omit terms like "global warming" and “evolution,” will gather today for a rally - just before the Public Education Department meets to discuss the draft document. Critics sa

One of the largest oil and gas companies in the United States plans to drill in New Mexico's Permian Basin, and says it will follow Obama-era rules about capturing methane. (NOAA)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The Interior Department wants to delay an Obama administration directive requiring energy companies to reduce methane emissions at drilling sites on federal lands. But one company with plans to drill in New Mexico says it will capture methane emissions with or without regulation

New Mexico conservation groups are worried about the state's drinking-water supplies if the Trump administration scraps the 2015 Clean Water Rule. (env.nm.gov/water)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Today is the final day for comments on the Environmental Protection Agency's plan to repeal the Clean Water Rule, also known as Waters of the U.S. More than 1 million people submitted comments to the EPA during the Obama administration as it worked to close loopholes in the fede

New Mexico's Elephant Butte Reservoir remained near capacity throughout the 1990s but an 18-year drought caused levels to drop sharply starting in 2000. (USGS)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Many in the U.S. are dealing with flooding from massive hurricanes while New Mexico is celebrating moderate relief from a drought that has lasted 18 years. For the first time since the federal Drought Monitor began operations in January 2000, New Mexico is completely free of d

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