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    PNS Daily News - July 29, 20150 


    We’re covering stories from coast to coast, including; protests are planned today at the office of a Minnesota dentist accused of illegally killing a protected lion named Cecil during a big game hunt in Zimbabwe; and a bipartisan deal in the Senate will likely extend funding for a program supporters say is critical for protecting America public lands; and we report on Generation Z’s impact on the workplace.

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PHOTO: Scientists say Dungeness crab is one of dozens of marine species along the west coast affected by excess carbon dioxide in ocean water, the result of a warming climate. Photo credit: MConnors/morguefile.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Climate change is turning ocean water more acidic and creating low-oxygen "dead zones" – issues that have serious implications for the entire oceanic ecosystem. That's the subject of a Wednesday workshop in Sacramento on the findings of the West Coast Ocean Acidific ...Read More

PHOTO: Environmentalists say current cleanup efforts will only remove 65 percent of toxic PCB contamination from the Hudson River. It has been there since the 1970s. Photo credit: Abigail Jones.

NEW YORK - Candle flames flickered along the shores of the Hudson River on Thursday night as New Yorkers from Manhattan to Schuylerville 200 miles north joined in a vigil calling for a thorough cleanup of toxic PCB contamination. General Electric, which dumped millions of pounds of industrial chemi ...Read More

PHOTO: Saturday is Colorado River Day in honor of the waterway that serves as the backbone of the West's economy and a critical source of drinking water for millions. The state's farmers and ranchers are hopeful Colorado's Water Plan will protect the river, and have already invested heavily in water-conservation efforts. Photo credit: Donna Boley/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER - Saturday is Colorado River Day, marking the date in 1921 when the river was officially renamed from the Grand River to the Colorado. The future of the river is uncertain because of water shortages and increasing demand, and it features prominently in an emerging Colorado water plan. Steve ...Read More

PHOTO: A rare bit of bipartisan cooperation might just come in time to secure a 50-year-old program that supports public lands. Photo from the Monongahela National Forest by Beth Little.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Conservationists are praising a rare bit of bipartisan cooperation in Congress to fund a program for public areas and historic and wilderness lands. The Land and Water Conservation Fund takes a small portion of revenues from offshore oil and gas development and spends that on ma ...Read More

PHOTO: Colorado River Day on Saturday recognizes a historic waterway that supports millions of people in Nevada and several other Western states. Photo courtesy of NASA.

LAS VEGAS - As part of Colorado River Day on Saturday, some young people in Nevada are calling on Gov. Brian Sandoval to continue his support for policies that will help ensure the survival of the Colorado River. Maria-Theresa Liebermann, coordinator of the Latino advocacy group Nuestro Rio, said h ...Read More

PHOTO: Recognizing Arizona's success in conserving and preserving water from the Colorado River is part of the message attached to Colorado River Day on Saturday. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

PHOENIX - Recognizing Arizona's success in conserving and preserving water from the Colorado River is part of the message attached to Colorado River Day on Saturday. Arizona lawmakers have a long history of making good water planning decisions, said Nicole Gonzalez Patterson, state director of Prot ...Read More

PHOTO: A new poll commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation found 83 percent of those surveyed agree that Clean Water Act rules should apply to small waterways. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

HELENA, Mont. – When it comes to keeping small streams and wetlands clean, there's little controversy among hunters and anglers. A new poll commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation found 83 percent of those surveyed agree that Clean Water Act rules should apply to small waterways. Da ...Read More

PHOTO: While battles over the Clean Water Act are brewing in Congress and the courts, a new poll finds the latest protections are supported by a majority of anglers and hunters in Minnesota and nationwide. Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Midwest/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – When it comes to protecting smaller streams and wetlands in Minnesota, among those casting wide support for the latest rule on what's covered under the Clean Water Act are those who fish and hunt. According to a new poll commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation, 82 ...Read More

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