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PNS Daily Newscast - April 27, 2017 


On today’s nationwide rundown; President Trump reveals an outline for tax reform; we take a look at the cost to consumers on the latest version of the GOP’s American Health Care Act; and why the food industry wants to put nutrition information on the back burner.

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Public News Service - NV: Climate Change/Air Quality

Scientists will gather in cities nationwide Saturday in the first-ever March for Science. (Dodgerton Skillhause/Morguefile)

RENO, Nev. -- Scientists and supporters will be marching in 200 cities across the nation on Saturday - including Reno, Las Vegas and Spring Creek near Elko - to affirm the value of science and protest what they see as an attack from the Trump administration. President Trump has proposed cutting th

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt is expressing his doubts about the role humans play in exacerbating climate change. (Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt shocked many in the scientific and environmental community on Thursday when he said human activity is not a primary contributor to global warming. It's a flat rejection of established science, which relies on hundreds of

Supporters of renewable energy will rally in two Nevada cities today. (adamkaz/iStockphoto)

LAS VEGAS -- Conservation advocates are celebrating Presidents Day by rallying together at noon in Las Vegas and in Carson City to support policies that promote renewable energy. They're calling on the Nevada Legislature to pass Assembly Bill 206. The bill would raise the renewable portfolio stand

Congress will vote soon on whether to reverse the BLM's Methane Waste Rule, which limits the amount of natural gas that is leaked, vented and flared at well sites on public land. (Caitlyn Cromwell)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Conservation groups are bracing for an attempt in Congress to reverse the Bureau of Land Management's Methane Waste Rule. Within the next week, lawmakers are expected to vote on whether to eliminate the rule, which requires oil and gas companies drilling on public land to

A new report shows 15,000 Nevadans work in clean energy and recommends policies to expand the sector. (MT Aero)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — According to a new report, clean energy represents a huge economic opportunity for Nevada in 2017 if lawmakers make the sector a priority. Analysts from Energy Entrepreneurs (E2), a nonpartisan business group that supports the green economy, found that nationwide, clean e

New streetlights in Boulder Plaza in Las Vegas are powered by kinetic pads that absorb vibrations made by pedestrians. (EnGoPlanet)

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas has plentiful crowds and lots of sunshine, and now the city is harnessing both to run a new type of streetlight. This week, the city became the first in the nation to install a new streetlight that functions off the grid and is powered by pedestrians. Four units were install

Military expert Vice Admiral Lee Gunn is speaking to veterans and policymakers in Nevada this week about climate change's effect on national security. (Adamkaz/iStockphoto)

LAS VEGAS – A nationally recognized expert on military affairs is speaking to veterans and policymakers this week across Nevada about the link between climate change and national security. Retired Vice Admiral Lee F. Gunn is the former inspector general for the Navy and vice chairman of the mi

Well pads dot the landscape at the Jonah oil and gas fields in Wyoming. (Bruce Gordon/EcoFlight)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – In a blow to the Obama administration's environmental agenda, a federal judge has struck down the Bureau of Land Management's fracking rules, saying that the president overstepped his authority. The judge ruled late Tuesday that the agency needs permission from Congress to

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