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PNS Daily Newscast - July 19, 2019 


Chants of a different sort greet U.S. Rep. Omar upon her return home to Minnesota. Also on our Friday rundown: A new report says gunshot survivors need more outreach, support. Plus, sharing climate-change perspectives in Charlotte.

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Archive: August 15, 2018

The outdoors is messy and fun! Learning about the critters in their own backyard is one way to make outdoor play more appealing to children. (Will Scullin/Flickr)

HIGHLANDS, N.C. - It's hard to compete with a child's drive for more screen time, especially as boredom sets in on a long summer day, but at least one North Carolina land trust offers parents an alternative to video games and phone apps. The Highland-Cashiers Land Trust hosts a "Kids and Nature" pr ...Read More

A rain delay at Progressive Field in Cleveland contributed to the record number of postponed Major League Baseball games this season. (Eric Drost/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - As summertime begins to wind down, a new report outlines how climate change is putting a damper on many of the popular summer experiences enjoyed by Ohioans. The research released today by the National Wildlife Federation found that excessive heat, toxic algae and increases in tick ...Read More

The repair costs to update aging infrastructure at Minnesota's national park sites, including Voyageurs, is estimated at $17 million. (wildernessinquiry.org)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Filling potholes, fixing restrooms, repairing visitor centers, maintaining trails and campgrounds - that's just a sampling of improvements that could be made if Congress can pass the "Restore Our Parks Act." A nearly $12 billion maintenance backlog extends across more than 40 ...Read More

Summer fly-fishing in Montana could be under threat from rising temperatures because of climate change. (Preston Keres/U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)

HELENA, Mont. - Some of the country's most cherished summer activities are under threat from climate change, according to a report released today. The National Wildlife Federation's "Safeguarding Summer" report found that hotter summer temperatures are leading to more tick-borne diseases, algae blo ...Read More

Lake Tahoe is known for its clear water, but climate change is contributing to algae blooms. (Trevor Bexon/Flickr)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Summertime is synonymous with getting outside to have fun for many Americans, but a new report sheds light on how climate change is threatening beloved summer activities across the country. The National Wildlife Federation's "Safeguarding Summer" report, released today, sh ...Read More

Native cutthroat trout, which thrive in cold water, are at greater risk from warmer summers that cause snowpack to melt sooner and lead to lower water levels by midsummer. (Waldemarpaetz/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER – Outdoor recreation is a big reason Colorado has long been a summer vacation destination, but a new report from the National Wildlife Federation says climate change is disrupting many summer traditions – from hiking and camping, to fly-fishing and river-rafting – with warme ...Read More

West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis has resigned, and the decision about whether to impeach the remaining justices is in the hands of the state Senate. (Dan Heyman)

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – State Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis has resigned amid signs that the West Virginia Legislature is taking a hard line on impeachment of all the justices. In her announcement, Davis criticized impeachment, saying it goes against the will of the majority who voted her in ...Read More

Warmer temperatures have led to increased tick populations and more Lyme disease. (CDC/Wikimedia Commons)

AUGUSTA, Maine - Climate change already is raising temperatures, and that's having a big impact in Maine and around the country. The new "Safeguarding Summer" report from the National Wildlife Federation outlined a variety of negative effects on summer activities everywhere. It said one effect of r ...Read More

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