PNS National Newscast

Audio Activation
"Siri, play the Public News Service (podcast)"
"Hey Google, play the Public News Service podcast"
"Alexa, play Public News Service podcast"
or "Alexa, what's my news flash?" once you set it up in the Alexa app

2020Talks

Audio Activation
"Siri, play the 2020Talks podcast"
"Hey Google, play the 2020Talks podcast"
"Alexa, play Two-Thousand-Twenty Talks podcast"
or "Alexa, what's my news flash?" once you set it up in the Alexa app

Newscasts

PNS Daily Newscast - September 18, 2020 


A federal judge slams the brakes on U.S. Postal Service changes nationwide; and we take you to the state 'out front' for clean elections.


2020Talks - September 18, 2020 


Trump slams the 1619 project on Constitution Day, and Pennsylvania's Supreme Court makes some election changes.

Two Wyoming Critters Make Top 10 List

January 19, 2012

CASPER, Wyo. - Wyoming is home to two critters listed on a new report from the Endangered Species Coalition that details 10 species in jeopardy because of fossil fuel development. The greater sage grouse and Wyoming pocket gopher made the list because roads, vehicles and pipelines have fragmented their habitat.

Wildlife biologist Jan Randall is a fellow at the California Academy of Science and a member of the scientific advisory board that selected the 10 species most imperiled.

"Coal, all the oil exploration, development, transportation, the spills, and now there's the shale oil, and then you get into the fracking - I mean, we're paying a huge environmental cost."

Randall says making sure species are not wiped out is not just in the best interest of the animals and plants. She explains that every plant and animal plays a role in a healthy environment.

"Biodiversity is the basis of a stable environment, a stable community, because everything's interconnected. I don't think people understand this."

Plants, birds and fish from around the country are listed in the report, including a type of flower that only grows on oil shale land in Utah, and the bowhead whale and speckled eider in the Arctic. The report cites leaking pipelines and the Gulf oil disaster as examples of sites where species have been devastated.

The full report, "Fueling Extinction: How Dirty Energy Drives Wildlife to the Brink," is at http://fuelingextinction.org.

Deb Courson Smith, Public News Service - WY