News By Region

  • Midwest
  • Northeast
  • Southeast
  • Southwest
  • West
  • News By Topic

    Newscasts

    PNS Daily News - August 28, 20150 


    Today’s rundown highlights issues from around the nation including: a new clean water rule blocked; with tax dollars up in flames the feds look to limit gas flaring; a decision could open the door to fast-food unions; and groups are fired up over Donald Trump’s latest anti-immigrant rhetoric.

Public News Service - New Mexico

A watchdog group says natural gas that leaks or burns off is costing New Mexico taxpayers millions of dollars in lost revenue. Credit: U.S. Department of Energy

FARMINGTON, N.M. - Venting and flaring at oil and natural gas wells on public lands in the Four Corners area costs the public millions in lost royalty revenue, and much more to corporations doing the extraction - not to mention releasing a major climate change contributor into the environment. Tax...Read More

Public News Service - NM

The New Mexico Veterans Business Expo and Job Fair is happening Thursday at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Credit: New Mexico Veterans Business Expo and Job Fair.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Veterans looking for work - and those who already own businesses - are expected in big numbers Thursday at the annual New Mexico Veterans Business Expo and Job Fair at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Spokesman Mike Schramski said it's an opportunity for veteran job seekers t...Read More

Public News Service - NM

PHOTO: Students in middle and high school would do better academically, have better overall health and would be more inclined to avoid smoking, drinking and other unhealthy choices, if they could get more sleep, according to a study from the CDC. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Education.

SANTA FE, N.M. - Getting more sleep will likely help middle and high school students in New Mexico and across the country do better in school, be healthier and make healthier choices, according to a study from the ...Read More

Public News Service - NM

Coal mining, as seen here, is a big part of the economy on the Navajo Reservation. The Bureau of Land Management is holding a public meeting in Farmington today on the issue of raising the royalty fees coal companies pay to mine on public lands. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

FARMINGTON, N.M. – The amount of royalties coal companies pay for mining on public lands amounts to taxpayers in New Mexico and across the country getting ripped off, according to a Sierra Club official. Robert Tohe, the Sierra Club’s organizing representative for its Dirty Fuels campai...Read More

Public News Service - NM

PHOTO: Plague can spread to humans from rodents like squirrels, and can be fatal. The disease has claimed one life in New Mexico this summer and two in Colorado, and has closed a popular campground at Yosemite National Park in California. Photo credit: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

SANTA FE, N.M. – The plague, which has killed one person in New Mexico and two in Colorado this summer, is now the cause of a campground closure in California's Yosemite National Park. Park officials took the action after two squirrels in the area died from the plague. Dr. Joan Baumbach, an e...Read More

Public News Service - NM

PHOTO: Some drivers in New Mexico pay up to $669 extra each year in vehicle maintenance and repair costs due to the area's crumbling infrastructure, according to a report from the transportation research group TRIP. Photo courtesy of the City of Richmond, Virginia.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Failing roads in Albuquerque can cost drivers up to $669 in extra vehicle repair and maintenance expense each year. That's according to a report from TRIP, a transportation research group. Carolyn Kelly, associate director of research and communications with TRIP, says the re...Read More

Public News Service - NM

PHOTO: The Gold King Mine spill in Colorado turned the waters of the Animas River yellow and orange, prompting water emergencies downstream as far as Lake Powell. Thousands of abandoned mines throughout the West pose an equal or greater threat to rivers and waterways. Photo courtesy of the Environmental Protection Agency.

FARMINGTON, N.M. – Thousands of abandoned mines in New Mexico, Colorado and other Western states pose as much of a toxic threat, or greater, as the Gold King Mine in Colorado, which leaked three million gallons of toxic sludge and mine waste into the Animas River following an accidental discha...Read More

Public News Service - NM

PHOTO: While the community of Farmington, New Mexico, has a 90 day supply of water, there are concerns the region's tourism season may be over as the Animas River remains a toxic brew of mine waste, following an accidental spill upstream. Photo courtesy of Environmental Protection Agency.

FARMINGTON, N.M. – No drinking, cooking or bathing with water from the Animas River. Those are the rules now in place in Farmington, New Mexico, following the Gold King Mine spill in Colorado. Three million gallons of toxic sludge escaped into the Animas, part of the larger Colorado River sys...Read More

Public News Service - NM

1 of 176 pages   1 2 3 >  Last »