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PNS Daily Newscast - Friday, August 23, 2019 


A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

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Public News Service - CO: Environment

Washington, DC – An updated analysis from The Wilderness Society indicates more than 20,000 new oil and gas wells could be drilled in Colorado over the next two decades. Some ranchers and businesspeople say they're concerned about the effects on the state's tourism and natural resources. Nada

New federal legislation from Colorado Representative Diana DeGette takes an inventory of Colorado's remaining wilderness and protects more than 1.6 million acres across the state. DeGette feels the state's special places need to be preserved in the face of increasing energy-related development. "Ev

A simple bag of garden mulch from your local hardware store or home center could contain the remains of an important protection against Gulf Coast hurricanes. Cypress mulch, which is often produced from trees cut from southern swamplands, is now on a "no buy" list, created by a coalition of conserva

America's National Parks are being threatened by an "Unnatural Disaster" according to a new report from the National Parks Conservation Association that looks at the affects of global warming. The report highlights the increased danger from wildfires to parks across the West, and David Nimkin with t

We all know it pays to protect the environment, but soon, more Colorado farmers and ranchers will be 'reaping' those rewards directly. Congress recently restored funding to the "Conservation Security Program," which means more producers can be compensated for their environmental stewardship efforts.

Denver, CO - Westminster-based Tri-State Generation's plan to construct one of the country's largest coal-fired power plants near the Kansas border is drawing protests from near and far. Environmental groups and state officials from as far away as New York are crying foul over the global warming pol

Denver, CO - About 75 percent of mines end up polluting water resources to a greater degree than the predicted amounts established during their original permitting processes. That's the finding of a two-year study that compares predicted pollution levels to the actual amounts of water contamination.

Aspen, CO - Warmer days and shrinking seasons have ski areas feeling the heat from global warming. Climate changes in recent years have prompted Aspen Skiing Company (ASC) to add its voice to the chorus of states and environmental groups asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to addre

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