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PNS Daily News - December 11, 2019 


U.S. House to vote on two articles of impeachment; $1.4 trillion in planned oil & gas development said to put the world in "bright red level" of climate crisis; anti-protest legislation moves forward in Ohio; "forest farming" moves forward in Appalachia; and someone's putting cowboy hats on pigeons in Nevada.

2020Talks - December 11, 2019 


18 years ago today, China joined the WTO. Now, China's in a trade war with the U.S. Also, House Democrats and the Trump administration made a deal to move forward with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement.

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PHOTO: Conservationists have their eyes on the Owyhee Canyonlands as Oregon's next potential federal wilderness area, though legislation remains to be introduced. Chalk Basin is part of the 2.1 million acre area. Photo credit: Greg Burke.

BEND, Ore. - September 3rd marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of Wilderness Act, the federal law that created the National Wilderness Preservation System. Today, Oregon has about 2.5 million acres of protected wilderness, and while that may seem like a substantial number, it represents far le ...Read More

PHOTO: Gwyneth Paltrow is involved again in this year's nationally-televised fundraiser for cancer research, which will air this Friday. Paltrow's father lost his life to cancer. Wisconsin is one of the national leaders in organizing watch parties for the telethon. Photo courtesy of Stand Up to Cancer.

MILWAUKEE - A national fundraiser to raise money to fight cancer will be telecast on dozens of broadcast and cable TV networks Friday, and three viewing parties are being set up to watch the broadcast in Wisconsin. Jill Haupt is a volunteer on the state leadership board of the American Cancer Socie ...Read More

PHOTO: B.V. Wine from California's Napa Valley is donating a portion of profits from sales in Maryland, Delaware and Washington, D.C. to the nonprofit Chesapeake Bay Trust. The nonprofit funds about $5 million in projects and programs to improve the bay each year. Photo credit: NOAA.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A bi-coastal partnership is mixing water with fine wines to benefit projects to restore Chesapeake Bay. Beaulieu Vineyard, or B.V. Wine, from California's Napa Valley is donating a portion of its profits from sales in Maryland, Delaware and Washington, D.C. to the nonprofit Chesape ...Read More

PHOTO: Experts recommend working with children early to prevent the continued problem of childhood obesity. Photo courtesy: Children's Hospital Colorado
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DENVER - Obesity is on the rise when it comes to Colorado's youngest citizens. In the past four decades childhood obesity has tripled in the state and Renee Porter, obesity clinical nurse coordinator, at Children's Hospital Colorado knows that first hand. "We are seeing kids referred younger and y ...Read More

PHOTO: Moose infected with winter ticks are often called

DENVER - Warmer winters are more than just a problem for Colorado's large skiing population. The state's moose are also feeling the impact, in the form of tiny tick bites. Historically, much of the winter tick population dies off as temperatures drop, but moose expert Steve Kilpatrick, the executive ...Read More

PHOTO: The human cost of a militarized border will be the focus of an upcoming panel discussion on Friday as leaders in economics, law enforcement and sociology will gather in the Rio Grande Valley to exchange ideas the issue. Photo credit: Jim Greenhill/Flickr.
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BROWNSVILLE, Texas - While a national discussion is underway on the militarization of local law enforcement in the wake confrontations between protesters and police in Ferguson, Missouri, the issue is old news to residents of the Rio Grande Valley. Professor Jessica Lavariega Monforti, associate de ...Read More

PHOTO: The national organization Reach Out and Read distributes books through pediatrician offices at children's well-check visits. Photo courtesy of Reach Out and Read.

TAMPA, Fla. - After a long day of work and school, finding time to read to your child can be a challenge, but experts say making time to do so can offer a valuable bonding experience for both parent and child. Programs like Reach Out and Read work to encourage reading, and executive director Brian ...Read More

PHOTO: Devils Hole is home to a rare fish that researchers say faces a serious threat of extinction because of warming waters caused by climate change. Photo credit: Desert Reach Institute.

LAS VEGAS - Climate change is being blamed for the sharp decline in the population of the nearly-extinct Devils Hole pupfish, which exists only in one small area of southern Nevada east of Death Valley National Park. Hydrologist Mark Hausner at the Desert Research Institute has done extensive studi ...Read More

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