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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PHOTO: Michigan bird watchers say they are already seeing alterations in the populations and habitats of the state's birds, which they believe are tied to climate change. Photo credit: S. Baker, Straits Area Audubon Society

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan's hunters, anglers, bird watchers and boaters say they are seeing firsthand how climate change is putting the state's outdoor legacy at risk, which is why many sportsmen and women are now raising their voices for climate action. A National Audubon Society study proj

PHOTO: Smallmouth bass are among the Michigan wildlife species at risk because of climate change, because fertilized eggs may not get enough dissolved oxygen in warmer waters, according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation. Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

LANSING, Mich. – With Mother's Day behind us and Father's Day right around the corner, a new report finds it's a tough time to be a wildlife parent because of the impact of climate change on natural habitats and species. Felice Stadler, senior director for climate and energy with the Nationa

PHOTO: Bunnies are a symbol of the season, but experts caution parents considering bringing one home for Easter to make a thoughtful decision that is best for the animal and the family. Photo credit: user bobby.

BINGHAM FARMS, Mich. - Easter is almost upon us, and while some parents might be tempted to give their kids live bunnies or baby chicks, experts stress that bringing any animal into the home should be a well-thought-out decision and not just a holiday whim. According to Ryan McTigue, public relati

PHOTO: How the University of Michigan Wolverines will fare in the March Madness tournament remains to be seen, but a new report cries foul for real wolverines due to climate change. Photo credit:

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – March Madness is almost here and as sports teams and mascots begin to dominate headlines and brackets, a new report from the National Wildlife Federation finds that many of the species that inspired their names are at risk due to climate change. Doug Inkley, a senior scien

PHOTO: After a controversial bill passed in the Michigan Legislature, 2013 marks the first year wolves have been hunted in the upper peninsula. Whether that hunt will continue could be up to voters in Nov. 2014. Photo courtesy Keep Michigan Wolves Protected.

LANSING, Mich. - Michigan's first-ever wolf hunt is entering its final days, but dueling referendum petition drives over the issue are sure to keep the controversy going into the new year. Michigan voters will likely face competing ballot questions next November - one challenging the state law that

PHOTO: If a cat or a dog is on your child's list for Santa this year, experts say the decision needs to be well thought out and should ideally involve the whole family. Photo credit: Mona Shand.

BINGHAM FARMS, Mich. - Waking up to find a new puppy or a kitten under the tree on Christmas morning might be a child's dream, but experts caution parents to think far beyond the holidays when considering a new pet. According to Ryan McTigue, spokesman for the Michigan Humane Society, bringing an


ANN ARBOR, Mich. - While many Michiganders have enjoyed the milder winters of recent years, some environmental experts say the effects of climate change could put the future of the state's treasured big-game wildlife at risk. According to Frank Szollosi, Great Lakes Outreach Coordinator for the Nati

PHOTO: Halloween can be tricky for pet owners but a few simple precautions will keep animals safe on the holidays. Photo courtesy of Microsoft Images.

EATON RAPIDS, Mich. - Halloween is one of the most fun-filled nights for kids of all ages, but unless pet owners take precautions, the holiday could pose serious risks for four-legged friends. When trick-or-treaters bring home the Halloween loot, most people know to keep the chocolate away from pets

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