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PNS Daily Newscast - July 23, 2018 


A GOP Congressman and former FBI agent tells NPR he believes Trump was compromised by Putin. Also on the Monday rundown: a report on how trade wars could be risky business for the whiskey business: and the wealthiest Americans get richer as the wage gap widens.

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Public News Service - CO: Endangered Species & Wildlife

Critics warn the ouster of longtime Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk could have a chilling effect on other NPS staff. (Neal Herbert)

DENVER – Defenders of America's national parks are sounding the alarm after last week's dismissal of Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk, and they warn more dominoes are likely to fall as Secretary Ryan Zinke's Interior Department roots out staff members who are committed to cons

City Nature Challenge 2018, a crowd-sourced citizen science project documenting natural elements in urban centers, runs Friday through Monday. (Pixabay)

DENVER - Starting Friday, Denver residents will compete against more than 60 cities across the globe to find out which urban center is the most engaged with its natural environment. The winner will bring the most people out to document the greatest number of local plants, wildlife species and other

By the late 1970s, not a single Canada lynx was found in Colorado. Today, after two decades of work, more than 200 live in the state. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Up to a third of the nation's wildlife species are at increased risk of extinction, according to a new report, "Reversing America's Wildlife Crisis." The National Wildlife Federation research says more than 150 species are already extinct, and 500 more haven't been sighted in decad

Outdoor recreation supports more than 100,000 jobs and contributes more than $10 billion to Colorado's economy annually. (Pixabay)

DENVER — Conservationists, sports enthusiasts, hunters and anglers are gearing up for a battle over the Trump administration's proposed 2019 budget, which cuts the U.S. Department of Interior's funding by 17 percent. Public lands advocates also are concerned that Trump's infrastructure plan wo

The proposed Tenmile Wilderness is part of legislation to protect lands on the Continental Divide. (John Fielder)

DENVER — A new bill introduced in both houses of Congress on Wednesday would further protect close to 100,000 acres of the White River National Forest in Summit and Eagle counties. The Continental Divide Recreation, Wilderness and Camp Hale Act would create three new wilderness areas for the

The Trump administration has recommended changes to the greater sage-grouse land management plan that could open up more of its habitat to oil and gas development. (Jeannie Stafford/US Forest Service)

DENVER – Pressure from special interests is undermining policy decisions about wildlife conservation, according to a report from the Endangered Species Coalition. And the report says that influence is getting stronger as industry officials have taken leadership positions in the Trump adminis

The golden eagle has been identified as one of many iconic wildlife species in need of greater protections in Colorado. (Pixabay)

DENVER – A bipartisan bill introduced last week in the U.S. House would tap existing revenues from energy development on public lands to finance state plans to keep wildlife populations healthy and off the endangered species list. State fish and wildlife agencies estimate nearly 12,000 speci

The deadline for public comments on changes to sage-grouse habitat conservation plans was extended to Friday. (Pixabay)

Correction: Jayson O'Neill is with the Western Values Project. DENVER – As the deadline for public comments on the BLM's decision to consider modifying sage grouse habitat management plans draws near, a conservation watchdog group has identified ten oil and gas companies that stand to directl

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