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PNS Daily Newscast - January 17, 2020 


Govt. Accountability Office rules that Trump administration violated federal law on aid to Ukraine; and racial disparities in health care.

2020Talks - January 17, 2020 


Just a couple weeks out from the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, four Senators are being pulled off the campaign trail for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Public News Service - CO: Environment

Proponents of reintroducing wolves in Colorado say the animals will help restore a natural balance between predator and prey, and entire ecosystems. (Public Domain Pictures)

DENVER -- Sunday marked 25 years since wolves were reintroduced in Yellowstone National Park and central Idaho, and wildlife advocates are hoping Colorado voters will consider the programs' success when deciding on Initiative 107 on the November ballot. The measure would direct Colorado Parks and

2018 was the worst year on record for fires in Colorado, costing taxpayers $130 million in damages. (Joe Randall)

SALIDA, Colo. – The National Wildlife Federation's updated interactive map marking wildfires, hurricanes and other extreme weather events linked to climate change hits especially close to home for Aaron Kindle, senior manager for the group's Western Sporting Campaigns. Kindle and his family

The CORE Act would designate 31,725 acres of wilderness, including the iconic Mt. Sneffels in the northern San Juan Mountains. (Ken Lund/Flickr)

LEADVILLE, Colo. – Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy, or CORE, Act. If the measure clears the Senate, CORE would safeguard roughly 400,000 acres of public lands in Colorado. Bradley Noone, a U.S. Army veteran who served in Afghani

Signs suggesting a changing climate in Colorado include over 475,000 acres consumed by wildfires in 2018. The U.S. Drought Monitor recently reported that 70% of the state is considered “abnormally dry.” (BLM/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER – Health professionals are calling out Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado for his party-line vote last week blocking efforts to keep the Clean Power Plan on the books. The plan would have put limits on climate pollution from power plants for the first time. Dr. Cory Carroll at Foothills

More than 20 community partners including businesses, city and county governments, the Yampa Valley Community Foundation and others came together to create the Yampa River Fund. (Katkimchee/Wikimedia Commons)

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. – The Yampa River is a key contributor to the Colorado River Basin, which provides drinking water for 40 million people across seven states. And now the Yampa has its own dedicated fund. Water funds are used around the world as a tool for bringing diverse interests

DNA in ponderosa pine cone seeds carries critical survival tools, including knowlege of a geographical area's seasonal shifts. (Chris Light/Wikimedia Commons) DNA in ponderosa pine cone seeds carry critical survival tools, including knowlege of a geographical area's seasonal shifts. (Chris Light/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER – Every decade or so, ponderosa pine trees produce massive numbers of pine cones, an event called a mast seeding year. This year, trees along Colorado's Front Range already are producing lots of seeds, and forest managers are jumping at the opportunity to collect and store them. Cat

Colorado's zero-emissions policy would require 6% of cars sold by 2030 to be zero-emission vehicles, a move that is projected to eliminate more than 3 million metric tons of greenhouse-gas pollution. (DOD)

DENVER – Colorado has joined 10 other states that have adopted an official zero-emission standard for vehicles, a move Gov. Jared Polis says will lead to cleaner energy and healthier air. The action comes as the Trump administration is working to restrict states' rights to adopt protections

Nationally, the transportation sector is the number one source for greenhouse gas emissions. (Pxhere)

DENVER – Colorado's Air Quality Control Commission wraps up hearings Thursday over whether the state should require automakers to make a certain number of zero-emission vehicles available for sale. Jen Clanahan, head mom with the group Colorado Moms Know Best, says Colorado has an opportunit

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