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    PNS Daily News - June 30, 20160 


    Among the stories on our nationwide rundown; holiday travelers brace for stepped up security at airports; Vermont's new GMO law changes labels in California and around the nation; and Yellowstone Park Rangers have some long holiday weekend advice.

Public News Service - New Mexico

Methane emissions from hydraulic fracturing operations contribute to climate change. (MajaPhoto/iStock)

SANTA FE, N.M. - Portions of New Mexico, including the San Juan and Permian basins, are among the areas of the country experiencing high levels of methane pollution leaked by hydraulic fracturing and other oil and gas production. According to the Center for American Progress, 11 companies emitted ha...Read More

Public News Service - NM

Las emisiones de metano provenientes de las operaciones de “fracking” hidráulico contribuyen al cambio climático. (MajaPhoto/iStock)

SANTE FE, N.M. - Partes de Nuevo México, incluyendo las cuencas de San Juan y Permian, se encuentran entre las áreas del país que están experimentando mayores niveles de contaminación de metano proveniente de la producción de gas y petróleo en tierra. El metano es...Read More

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The 2016 Kids Count Data Book, an annual survey of children's well-being by state, ranks New Mexico a dismal 49th. (Futcher/iStockphoto)

SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico retains its dismal ranking of 49th out of 50 states for children's well-being, according to the 2016 Kids Count Data Book. It's the third year in a row that New Mexico has come in next-to-last on the basis of 16 indicators -- covering economic well-being, education, hea...Read More

Public News Service - NM

A bill reintroduced in Congress would designate eight wilderness areas within the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in southeastern New Mexico. (BLM)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- A diverse group of stakeholders in southeastern New Mexico is endorsing reintroduction of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Conservation Act in Congress. The measure, co-sponsored by Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, both D-N.M., would designate wilderness areas within the Org...Read More

Public News Service - NM

A new mapping tool released this week pinpoints the location of New Mexico oil and gas facilities within a one-half mile radius of homes, neighborhoods, schools and hospitals. (bashta/iStockphoto).

SANTA FE, N.M. - Almost 150,000 New Mexicans live near oil and gas facilities that can release toxic emissions that are a threat to people's health and to the environment. A new mapping tool from Earthworks and the Clean Air Task Force pinpoints the locations of 60,000 oil and gas facilities in the...Read More

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Advocates are in Washington, D.C. this week to push lawmakers to protect public lands such as the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument in New Mexico. (BLM)

TAOS, N.M. - Advocates from New Mexico and across the country are headed to Washington, D.C., this week to push lawmakers and Obama administration officials to preserve public lands. They will be asking lawmakers to designate Ute Mountain and San Antonio Mountain as wilderness areas within the Rio G...Read More

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A win in federal court for consumers, say advocates of net neutrality. (Greg Stotelmyer)

WHITESBURG, Ky. – A federal court has upheld the Federal Communication Commission's decision to treat the Internet like a utility – a victory for consumers say advocates of net neutrality. The 2-to-1 ruling came Tuesday from the U.S. Court of Appeals for Washington, D.C. Marty Newell...Read More

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Conservation groups are opposing New Mexico officials, who are seeking a court order to remove two Mexico gray wolf pups recently introduced into the wild. (Endangered Wolf Center)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Conservation groups are seeking to join the legal fight between New Mexico and the federal government over the release of endangered Mexican gray wolf pups into the wild. The organizations have filed a motion to intervene in the lawsuit, saying the state has no authority to block...Read More

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