skip to main content
skip to newscasts

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Public News Service Logo
facebook instagram linkedin reddit youtube twitter
view newscast page
play newscast audioPlay

On World AIDS Day, New Mexico activists say more money is needed for prevention; ND farmers still navigate corporate land-ownership policy maze; Unpaid caregivers in ME receive limited financial grants.

view newscast page
play newscast audioPlay

Secretary of State Antony Blinken urges Israel to protect civilians amid Gaza truce talks, New York Rep. George Santos defends himself as his expected expulsion looms and CDC director warns about respiratory illness as flu season begins.

view newscast page
play newscast audioPlay

Congress has iced the Farm Bill, but farmer advocates argue some portions are urgent, the Hoosier State is reaping big rewards from wind and solar, and opponents react to a road through Alaska's Brooks Range, long a dream destination for hunters and anglers.

Activist: Hunters and Fishers Are Mother Nature’s “First Responders”

play audio
Play

Wednesday, June 11, 2014   

MADISON, Wis. - The Environmental Protection Agency's announcement of proposed new rules limiting carbon emissions from power plants brought swift reaction. Environmentalists applauded the move, while business interests said the new rules will bring about higher energy costs.

Veteran sportsman and outdoorsman John Gale, manager of the National Wildlife Federation's Sportsmen's Outreach Campaign, said people like him are among the first to see the effects of climate change.

"Hunters and anglers and sportsmen, we really see first-hand how climate change in altering habitat and putting our outdoor heritage at risk," he said. "We're Mother Nature's first responders."

Power plants are the source of 40 percent of carbon emissions in America, according to the EPA. The 645-page document seems certain to bring legal challenges, but Gale said when it comes to the environment and climate change, he tries to think of it in light of how he'll explain it to his 6-year-old daughter in the future.

"Did I help make the right decisions and advocate for the right policies along the way," he said, "to make sure that I can take her to these same cool, clean waters where I caught my first trout, where my grandfather and my great-grandfather and generations before me went?"

The proposed new rules set different carbon-reduction requirements for each state, and give the states flexibility in how to achieve the goal. Wisconsin will be required to reduce carbon emissions 34.2 percent by 2030. At least one environmental watchdog group, the World Resources Institute, has said Wisconsin is positioned well to achieve the proposed standards.

In the long run, Gale said, it's not really about money or politics, but rather it's about our children's future.

"And so when I talk about this rule and when I talk about fighting for climate change, I'm not talking about defending a political party or another," Gale said. "I'm talking about defending our future generation's inheritance. We're talking about what we are going to pass down. Is it going to be impaired, or are we going to demonstrate what it's like to be good stewards of the resources that we have?"


get more stories like this via email

more stories
The Economic Policy Institute found the number of child labor law violations increased from 1,012 in 2015 to 3,876 in 2022. (Adobe Stock)

Social Issues

play sound

A bill in Congress with a Connecticut House sponsor aims to reduce child labor in the United States. Called the "Children Harmed in Life-Threatening …


Social Issues

play sound

As the opioid crisis continues, more New Hampshire grandparents are seeking financial help to raise their grandchildren. Already struggling with the …

Social Issues

play sound

As of Jan. 1, insulin will become a lot more affordable for many Nebraskans, and those who have come to rely on telehealth visits are more likely to …


Health and Wellness

play sound

November has been Diabetes Awareness Month - but heading into the holidays, people who are diabetic know they can't lose their focus on keeping it in …

Wolverine need deep snow for their habitats, but experts say snow levels are dwindling due to climate change. (jamenpercy/Adobe Stock)

Environment

play sound

Conservation groups are celebrating a long-fought battle to protect the dwindling population of wolverine in the Northwest and northern Rockies…

Environment

play sound

A new report is calling for greater accountability in the system providing funding to farmers in underserved communities. The research takes a dive …

Social Issues

play sound

An Alabama bookstore is working to make sure people in prison have access to books. The Burdock Book Collective in Birmingham is on a mission to …

 

Phone: 303.448.9105 Toll Free: 888.891.9416 Fax: 208.247.1830 Your trusted member- and audience-supported news source since 1996 Copyright 2021