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    PNS Daily News - May 5, 20160 


    In focus on our nationwide rundown; President Obama puts the spotlight on the Flint water crisis, updates on children still working on tobacco farms; and ready or not, Google driverless cars are coming to Washington State.

Environment

Liasing Seichow from the Asian Pacific Environmental Network speaks at a press conference Wednesday announcing the

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - More than two dozen California progressive organizations announced Wednesday they're forming a new coalition called the "Building the California Dream Alliance." The groups advocate for many different issues ranging from gender equity, environmental justice, workers' rights, imm ...Read More

Wyoming officials are prepared to allow hunting and killing of Yellowstone grizzlies if the bears are removed from the Endangered Species List. (Skeeze/Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - If the Yellowstone grizzly is removed from the Endangered Species List, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department says it's prepared to allow bears currently living on more than two million acres of habitat near the official Demographic Monitoring Area to be moved, hunted and killed, acc ...Read More

On the eve of the National Park Service's centennial celebration, a coalition is petitioning the Obama administration to make public lands more welcoming to people of all colors in the next 100 years. (National Park Service)

DENVER – As the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service approaches, a coalition of civil rights, conservation and environmental justice groups has launched a petition calling on President Barack Obama to issue an executive order to make public lands more inclusive. Jes Ward, executive ...Read More

The Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River near Lewiston, Idaho. (Idaho Rivers United)

BOISE, Idaho - A big victory for wild fish in Idaho on Wednesday, as a District Court judge in Portland, Oregon, invalidated the 2014 Columbia Basin salmon biological opinion or "bi-op." The judge didn't think the plan by federal agencies did enough to prevent the extinction of endangered salmon and ...Read More

The Bellefonte Nuclear Generating Station in Hollywood, Ala., was never completed, and now the TVA this week at its board meeting is considering the sale of the land. (TVA)

BUCHANAN, Tenn. - The future of a 1,600-acre site on the Tennessee River could be decided this week. The Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors, at its meeting on Thursday, is expected to consider the possible sale of land originally allocated for the Bellefonte Nuclear Generating Station t ...Read More

Northwest forests could start to resemble subtropical forests, according to a model of climate change from scientists at Washington State University. (pixabay)

SEATTLE - In the near future, Pacific Northwesterners could look out their windows and see something more similar to the Amazon than the cold, misty forests they're used to. Based on an aggregate of climatic forecasts, researchers at Washington State University have developed a model of what the Un ...Read More

Students from more than 100 Colorado schools are hitting the streets today in celebration of Bike to School Day. (SylwiaAptacy/Pixabay)

DENVER - Colorado drivers are encouraged to be on the lookout for more and smaller bicycles on the road today. More than 100 schools across the state are participating in Bike to School Day, a national effort to disrupt dull transportation routines and get children's energy levels up for better lear ...Read More

A new report shows the state has sold off 1.7 million acres of land over the past century, many for industrial uses that cut off public access, such as this gravel pit near Boise. (Brad Brooks, The Wilderness Society)

BOISE, Idaho - In its history, the state of Idaho has sold 1.7 million acres of land to private interests, according to an analysis of land sale records by The Wilderness Society. In a report released today called "Sold! Idaho lands - and recreation access - lost to the highest bidder," the societ ...Read More

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