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    PNS Daily News - November 26, 20150 

    Our Thanksgiving Day news features topics from around the globe including: the president tries to ease concerns of a holiday threat; there’s a reason to be especially thankful for the turkey on the table today; and the world set to make another record for the hottest year.

Public News Service - Wyoming

New food-safety rules are in the works. Credit: Picture Day/Pixabay

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The Food and Drug Administration is putting new food-safety rules in place, and advocates of the change say that's something to be thankful for. The FDA is finalizing rules for three basic categories of groceries - produce, imports and processed foods. Sandra Eskin, director of the...Read More

Public News Service - WY

Grizzly bear. Credit: Kim Keating/U.S. Geological Survey

CASPER, Wyo. - The grizzly bears of the Greater Yellowstone region now have the dubious distinction of being one of the top 10 most isolated species in America. A new report called "No Room to Roam: 10 American Species in Need of Connectivity" was released Wednesday by the nonprofit Endangered Spec...Read More

Public News Service - WY

A replacement for the Land and Water Conservation Fund is being debated in Congress today. Credit: pharmshot/iStock

WASHINGTON D.C. - A replacement for the Land and Water Conservation Fund is being debated today at a hearing in Washington, D.C., before the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources. The proposed Protecting America's Recreation and Conservation Act (PARC) still would use royalties from oil and ga...Read More

Public News Service - WY

Wyoming wants to prompt oil and gas developers to account for what they vent or flare at new well sites. Credit: Environmental Defense Fund

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted this week to make oil companies submit a gas capture plan when they build a new well. Conservation groups praise the move but say it doesn't go far enough to discourage the practice of burning off excess natural gas, called flar...Read More

Public News Service - WY

Mother and cub grizzly bears. Credit: Sierra Club

JACKSON, Wy. - Dozens of citizens took to the podium at a meeting of federal, state and tribal agencies in Jackson this week to denounce a plan to take Yellowstone-area grizzlies off the federal endangered species list. The Yellowstone subcommittee of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee has rec...Read More

Public News Service - WY

Natural gas drilling rig near Pinedale in the Upper Green River Basin in Wyoming. Credit: Environmental Defense Fund

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Not long ago, the Pinedale area in the Upper Green River Basin had ozone levels comparable to those of Los Angeles because of air pollution from a large cluster of oil and gas wells. So the Department of Environmental Quality clamped down with new rules to control emissions of metha...Read More

Public News Service - WY

The coal-fired Dave Johnston Power Plant in Glenrock, Wyo. Credit: Powder River Basin Resource Council.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A group of lawmakers in Cheyenne is meeting today to discuss a bill that would block implementation of the federal Clean Power Plan in Wyoming unless it is approved by the state Legislature - which is considered unlikely - or the plan's legality is upheld in the courts. Wyoming is ...Read More

Public News Service - WY

Medicare open enrollment begins this week. Credit: pixabay

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Medicare's annual open-enrollment period starts this week, so recipients have seven and a half weeks - until Dec. 7 - to decide if they want to change plans. Tim Lockwood, spokesman for the AARP in Wyoming, said important details change on the various plans year-to-year. "So, if y...Read More

Public News Service - WY

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