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PNS Daily Newscast - October 18, 2019 


Baltimore mourns Rep. Elijah Cummings, who 'Fought for All.' Also on our rundown: Rick Perry headed for door as Energy Secretary; and EPA holds its only hearing on rolling back methane regulations.

2020Talks - October 18, 2019 


While controversy swirls at the White House, Chicago teachers go on strike and Democratic primary contender retired Admiral Joe Sestak walks 105 miles across New Hampshire.

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Public News Service - AZ: Public Lands/Wilderness

The Arizona Game and Fish Department says the state’s estimated population of 25-hundred to three-thousand mountain lions is not endangered or scarce. (Corinna Stoeffl/Pixabay)

PHOENIX - Thousands of rare mountain lions have been killed in the past decade by trophy hunters, according to a new report. The Humane Society of the United States lists Arizona among the top five states where the big cats, also known as cougars, have been hunted and killed. Wendy Keefover, car

Federal Fish and Wildlife Service officials say two endangered Mexican wolves died during annual capture-and-count operations this year. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

PHOENIX - Two endangered Mexican wolves were accidentally killed in January during federal wildlife officials' annual capture-and-count operations in Arizona and New Mexico. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has called a temporary halt to the counting program while officials determine what went wro

Arizona conservation groups can sue the U.S. Forest Service over the use of lead ammunition by hunters in the Kaibab National Forest. (U.S. Forest Service)

TUCSON, Ariz. - A federal appeals court has ruled that a trio of conservation groups can move forward with a lawsuit to ban hunters' use of lead ammunition in Arizona's Kaibab National Forest. The Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club and Grand Canyon Wildlands Council sued the U.S. Forest

The Don't Be A Drip campaign says excessive lawn watering is just one reason it lists Arizona as the country's biggest Water Hog. (Alvimann/morguefile)

TUCSON, Az. - A campaign to encourage people to conserve water on behalf of wildlife has identified Arizona as one of the top "water wasters" in the country. The Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity is sponsoring the "Don't be a Drip" campaign to make consumers aware that using too much wate

A new study says Arizona could meet EPA carbon reduction goals by speeding up solar and wind power projects already in the planning stages. Credit: Salt River Project

TUCSON, Ariz. - Arizona needs to take full advantage of the wind and solar resources it already has, says a new study about how the state could meet its carbon-reduction goals for the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan by the 2030 deadline. Researchers at the Tucson-based Sonoran

Conservationists are working to block a plan to divert water from the Gila River in New Mexico.<br />Credit: Allyson Siwik, Gila Conservation Coalition

PHOENIX – Conservation groups fighting a plan to divert large amounts of water from the Gila River in New Mexico say today is the deadline for the federal government to green light the plan. The project would cut a significant amount of water from the river that normally flows into Arizona.

Tribes in Washington, D.C., protesting mining in Oak Flat, Ariz. Credit: Apache Stronghold

OAK FLAT, Az. - A group of Native American tribes called Apache Stronghold delivered petitions with more than a million signatures to Washington DC on Wednesday in a show of support for a bill to save the Oak Flat area from copper mining. The federal government agreed to sell the land in the Tonto

At 1.6 million acres, the Kaibab National Forest is located in northern Arizona on the Kaibab Plateau, part of the larger Colorado Plateau. Credit: Michele Vacchiano/iStockphoto.
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PHOENIX – Environmental advocates want the Legislature to give up on the idea of taking over federal lands in the Grand Canyon state, and plan on packing a public meeting today of the Arizona Transfer of Federal Lands Study Committee in Phoenix. This isn't the first time the idea has come up

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