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PNS Daily Newscast - February 23, 2018 


As the NRA doubles down on "good guys with guns," the Broward County Sheriff admits an armed deputy did not engage with the Parkland school shooter. Also on our nationwide rundown: workers across the nation will spend part of their weekend defending the American Dream; and a study says the Lone Star State is distorting Texas history lessons.

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Public News Service - MA: Animal Welfare

GRAPHIC: A new report from the National Wildlife Federation says climate change is a threat to migratory birds, many of them iconic species that travel through or spend summers in New England. Courtesy NWF

BOSTON - A new study called Shifting Skies says climate change is affecting migratory birds that live in or pass through Massachusetts and New England. The report by the National Wildlife Federation says that of 305 species tracked, 177 have shifted their winter habitats northward by 35 miles on ave

Animal Welfare Groups want veal & pig gestation crates banned in MA. Photo: HSUS.

SPENCER, Mass. - A livestock bill gets a hearing today in Massachusetts and it's drawing the ire of many animal welfare groups. The bill is touted as an act to promote the care and well-being of livestock, but according to Alexis Fox, the state director for the Humane Society of the United States, i

A dead bat stuck on a glue trap - the least humane method, says Humane Society of US.

BOSTON - A mouse sighting in the home can turn even the bravest person into a quivering mass. Whether it's a few mice or a few hundred, there are effective and humane ways to deal with unwanted furry guests that don't involve poison or glue traps. According to John Griffin, director of humane wild

PHOTO: A new report says lobster fisheries in the Gulf of Maine might be the

BOSTON - The New England lobster, under threat from disease and invasive species, may be the "canary in the coal mine" of climate disruption, according to a new report that examines case studies from around the nation about how global warming is altering wildlife habitats. The National Wildlife Fe

Wind turbines off Denmark's coast. Photo courtesy NWF

BOSTON - The Obama administration has announced funding for seven projects that will speed up the development of the nation's first offshore wind farms. Meanwhile, environmental groups have reached agreement with developers on how to protect critically-endangered North Atlantic right whales. It's

BOSTON - Just like their human companions, the pets of baby boomers are living longer than ever. That means those companion animals are living long enough to experience some of the inflammatory and degenerative diseases that humans get. Jen Holm, a veterinarian and chief medical officer at Angell

BOSTON - It could be the most misunderstood breed of dog out there, but fans of the canine are hoping to change perceptions. October is Pit Bull Awareness Month, and groups like the Humane Society of the United States and the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) say

BOSTON - Beef. It's what's NOT for dinner at a growing number of restaurants in Massachusetts and around the country, as more establishments work to offer vegetarian options to consumers. A countrywide campaign called "Meatless Mondays" encourages diners to explore plant-based menu options once a w

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