Newscasts

PNS Daily Newscast - May 26, 2017 


Here's what we're following on today's rundown: a federal appeals court will not reinstate Trump’s revised travel ban; a shake up at the USDA could hurt rural America; and the body slamming of a reporter in Montana may be part of a bigger pattern of hostility toward journalists.

Daily Newscasts

Public News Service - NV: Waste Reduction/Recycling

The idea of a nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain is widely opposed in Nevada, but is nonetheless being considered in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday. (Taliesin/morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The proposal to build a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, outside Las Vegas, may be getting new life at a hearing tomorrow before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce's subcommittee on Environment. President Trump recently proposed $120 million to res

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

The governor's New Energy Industry Task Force heard from solar advocates on Tuesday. (cleanenergy.org)

LAS VEGAS - Solar advocates are giving the governor's New Energy Industry Task Force generally positive reviews after it met Tuesday for the first time in years. About 80 people attended the meeting, which was held simultaneously in Carson City and by teleconference in Las Vegas. Many speakers c

Nevada's leadership in Washington, D.C., gets mixed reviews on an annual Environmental Scorecard from the League of Conservation Voters. (Alan O'Neill)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada's delegation in Washington, D.C., gets mixed results on the annual Environmental Scorecard, just released by the League of Conservation Voters, splitting down party lines. The scorecard says Senator Dean Heller voted "pro-environment" just eight percent of the time. De

Local advocates say they will be out in force at the Clean Power Plan hearing in Carson City. They say the plan needs to allocate jobs and other benefits to local communities of color, because they suffer some of the worst consequences of carbon pollution. Courtesy: Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada

CARSON CITY, Nev. - There will be plenty of focus on the environment at today's Stakeholder Meeting on the Clean Power Plan, but local advocates say attention also needs to be paid to carbon pollution's impact on communities of color. A.J. Buhay, field organizer with the Progressive Leadership Al

Advocates say NV can remain in a holding pattern or expand the state's potential to export renewable energy at this week's Clean Power Plan Stakeholder's Meeting at the P.U.C. in Carson City on Thursday morning. Courtesy: Enel Green Power North American Inc.

RENO, Nev. - This week Nevadans can weigh in, officially, on the Silver State's energy future. Local advocates say how the Public Utilities Commission implements the EPA's Clean Power Plan is critical to growing the states' green energy economy. And what commissioners hear at the public Stakeholde

PHOTO: Thousands of Nevadans volunteer at food banks, hospitals, animal shelters, and schools each year, and AARP Nevada is seeking nominees for its highest honor given for volunteerism. Photo courtesy of Douglas County, Nevada.

LAS VEGAS – Nevadans who give their time and talents to help others can be nominated for an award that recognizes the positive contribution of volunteerism. Hilarie Grey with AARP Nevada says the 2015 AARP Nevada Andrus Award for Community Service – named after AARP founder Dr. Ethel Pe

PHOTO: Recycling used markers into renewable energy describes a new City of Las Vegas program. Photo Credit: City of Las Vegas.

LAS VEGAS - Recycling used art supplies into renewable energy describes a new city of Las Vegas program. The process converts markers into a clean fuel through the national Crayola ColorCycle program. Kristopher Shephard, theater program specialist at the city's Rainbow Youth Theater Company, said

1 of 3 pages   1 2 3 >  Last »