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PNS Daily Newscast - July 7, 2020 


The U.S. Supreme Court rules against rogue 2016 Electoral College voters; SBA pandemic aid goes to companies that don't pledge to save or create jobs.

2020Talks - July 7, 2020 


Biden's climate change task force is making some progress; a federal judge orders the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down; and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - AZ: Public Lands/Wilderness

PHOENIX - Mexican gray wolf numbers are dropping in Arizona and New Mexico, down 20 percent in the past year. The 42 remaining endangered wolves are part of a reintroduction program that began in 1998. Dr. Rich Fredrickson, a University of Montana wildlife biologist, says the falling numbers threat

TUCSON, Ariz. - In a reversal of federal policy, endangered jaguars in Arizona and elsewhere along the Mexican border will soon benefit from a recovery plan and designation of critical habitat. Eva Sargent, Southwest program director with Defenders of Wildlife, says it's an essential first step on t

PHOENIX - Arizona could see vast new federal wilderness areas if a Bush administration policy is reversed. Under a 1976 law, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) had identified just over five percent of its 262 million acres of public lands as potential wilderness, until the process was halted by for

PHOENIX - The border wall being built in an attempt to reduce illegal immigration is doing major ecological damage by blocking critical southern Arizona wildlife corridors, according to conservation groups. A photo exhibit demonstrating that damage is on display through Friday at Arizona State Unive

PHOENIX - Arizona's Grand Canyon is prominently featured in the latest public TV production from master filmmaker Ken Burns, called "The National Parks: America's Best Idea." Writer and producer Dayton Duncan says the six-part, 12-hour series focuses on the history and natural beauty of the nation's

Phoenix, AZ - Glen Canyon Dam stakeholders meet today to discuss possible changes in the dam's operation. Environmental groups are pushing for steadier water releases to protect habitat and recreation in Grand Canyon National Park. Comments from Nikolai (NICK-oh-lie) Lash, Colorado River program dir

PHOENIX - The National Park Service is proposing several ways to further reduce noise over the Grand Canyon generated by air-tour flights. Proposals include allowing fewer tourist flights early and late in the day and increasing minimum flying altitudes. Another proposal outlines seasonal closings o

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - First reports are promising as scientists work to re-establish an endangered fish species in the Grand Canyon. The small silvery fish, humpback chub, lived for millions of years in the Canyon, until Glen Canyon Dam cooled the water and altered the flow of the Colorado River. Combi

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