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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

Unmitigated climate change could result in a 30% decline in the Colorado River, which supplies drinking water for 40 million people. (Christian Mehlführer/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER - A bill making its way through the Colorado Legislature could make the state a national leader in reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. House Bill 1261 calls for a 26% reduction in climate pollution by 2025, a 50% reduction by 2030 and a 90% reduction by 2050, compared with 2005 levels. John

Mercury pollution in the U.S. has declined by 80 percent since 2012. The neurotoxic heavy metal has been shown to disrupt fetal brain development. (Tony Webster/Wikimedia Commons)

LAFAYETTE, Colo. - Moms from Colorado and 14 other states testified this week in Washington, D.C., at the only hearing scheduled by the Environmental Protection Agency on its plans to repeal some air pollution protections at coal plants. Former Lafayette Mayor Christine Berg of Lafayette, a mother

A 16-year-old climate activist in Sweden, who went on strike in August last year and every Friday thereafter, has inspired a global movement. (Leonhard Lenz/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER — Inspired by a 16-year-old Swedish activist, students in Colorado plan to go on strike this Friday to protest what they see as the failure of world leaders to address climate change. Marlow Baines, one of the event's organizers, said students from at least seven Front Range high scho

More than 80 percent of Colorado voters believe it is important for states to use funds to protect and restore the health of rivers, lakes and streams. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Voters in Colorado and other western states continue to support conservation policies for publicly owned lands, putting them at odds with the Trump administration's energy dominance agenda, according to the ninth annual Conservation in the West Poll from Colorado College. Gov. Jared

In 2019, the average American is projected to eat more than 110 pounds of beef. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Foods produced with fewer greenhouse gas emissions are healthier than foods that create more climate pollution, according to new research published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Diego Rose, the report’s lead author and a professor at Tulane University, says pe

Andrew Wheeler, President Donald Trump's pick to lead the EPA, told senators that climate change is real and a global problem, but doesn't view it as a crisis that must be addressed in an aggressive way. (USDA)

LAFAYETTE, Colo. – Moms in Colorado and across the nation are asking members of Congress to think twice before confirming Andrew Wheeler to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Wheeler, a former coal-industry lobbyist, made the case to U.S. senators on Wednesday that the EPA's actions u

Trust for Public Land and The Nature Conservancy in Colorado are moving forward with plans to conserve 30 square miles of wilderness south of Trinidad for wildlife habitat and outdoor recreation. (Michelle Goodall/Wikimedia Commons)

TRINIDAD, Colo. — Conservation groups have reached a deal to purchase Crazy French Ranch, a 30-square-mile parcel that includes the iconic Fisher's Peak just south of Trinidad. The move, initiated by city leaders, also will increase public access to two adjacent state wildlife areas and New

Colorado's western yellow-billed cuckoo is considered to be at greater risk of extinction because the U.S. Interior Department has not yet designated critical habitat protections. (NPS)

DENVER — The Trump administration is expected to finalize new rules that critics argue would weaken the Endangered Species Act. According to Hailey Hawkins, Southern Rockies field representative of the Endangered Species Coalition, under current law, species listed as threatened automaticall

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