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PNS Daily Newscast - April 25, 2019 


The Supreme Court considers U.S. Census citizenship – we have a pair of reports. Also, on the Wednesday rundown: a look at how poor pay and benefits can threaten the success of preschoolers. And, the Nevada Assembly votes to restore felon’s voting rights.

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Public News Service - CA: Public Lands/Wilderness

The United States loses 6,000 acres of open space every single day, according to a new report to be released in conjunction with Earth Day on Tuesday. The Campaign for America's Wilderness study spotlights 10 national treasures in trouble, finding these currently unprotected wild lands vulnerable to

Sacramento, CA - There are no boundaries when it comes to the effects of global warming and air pollution, and many of California's national parks are suffering as a result. A new federal study has uncovered a "dirty little secret": a surprisingly high concentration of toxic pollution in the air, la

Fresno, CA – Packing heat ready to fire in national parks has long been prohibited. Guns are allowed, but they have to be unloaded unless taken into a hunting unit. This rule, which dates from the Reagan era, is designed to protect park visitors and wildlife, according to the National Parks Co

Los Angeles, CA – Ten candles today for the "Roadless Rule." It was controversial when first proposed a decade ago, and is still being challenged in court. However, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) policy has survived intact. Today, it keeps more than four million acres of California's backcount

First came the oil spill, now the threat of the oil drill. The San Francisco Bay oil spill couldn't have come at a worse time for millions of ducks, geese and other birds that migrate annually from Alaska to warmer climates in California. Those same birds now face another oil threat, but it's on the

Los Angeles, CA - The Southern California wildfires have many asking how wild lands can be better managed to prevent more fires. Jon Keeley with the U.S. Geological Survey says what works in other parts of the state won't work in Southern California, where most of the region is covered with a dense

Maybe "Smokey the Bear" was wrong after all. Wildfire expert Dr. Reese Halter says in fact, preventing forest fires may eventually cause more intense fires. In the wake of the firestorm that already has burned more than a half-million areas in Southern California, Halter says without new policies to

Los Banos, CA - California's scarce fresh water supplies are scaring away the birds, according to a new report from Defenders of Wildlife. The report lists the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge as one of the nation's top ten "Refuges at Risk," because its wetlands are becoming less "wet," year after

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