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PNS Daily Newscast - September 25, 2020 


Democrats reported to be preparing a smaller pandemic relief package; vote-by-mail awaits a court decision in Montana.


2020Talks - September 25, 2020 


Senators respond to President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. And, former military and national security officials endorse Joe Biden.

Public News Service - CO: Environment

Conservation groups say a new report is a testament to decades of work by Colorado's wildlife managers documenting the behavior of the state's big-game species. (Valles Caldera/Flickr)

DENVER -- Colorado Parks and Wildlife on Tuesday released its 2020 Status Report on big-game winter range and migration corridors. The report marks a big step in Gov. Jared Polis' 2019 executive order to conserve critical wildlife habitat. Madeleine West, director of the Theodore Roosevelt Conserva

Nationally, hunting generates $27 billion in consumer spending every year, and hunting and fishing-related businesses employ 438,000 people across the country. (Adobe Stock)

SALIDA, Colo. -- A new report documents how the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's tilt toward extraction on public lands threatens wildlife and western sporting traditions. The Uncompahgre Resource Management Plan in Colorado would open up 95% of the landscape there to oil and gas development. Aa

The world's largest banks have pumped $1.9 trillion into fossil fuels since the 2015 Paris Agreement, according to the group 350 Colorado. (Ric Lander/Flickr)

DENVER -- The coronavirus pandemic has forced a pause in global commerce and industry, but that's not stopping climate activists. Led by many of the same folks who organized historic school strikes, Earth Day demonstrations focused on climate action are happening online through Friday. Stay-at-h

The Trump administration projects that its new fuel-efficiency standards will increase oil consumption by 2 billion additional barrels and cost consumers an extra $1,000 for gas over the lifetime of new vehicles. (USAF)

DENVER -- Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser has promised to challenge in court the Trump administration's rollback of Obama-era clean car standards after revised rules were announced this week. Hannah Collazo, state director of Environment Colorado, says the move to weaken standards would resu

Public participation in evaluating projects proposed in South Park helped protect waterways thriving with elk, trout and other wildlife. (Pixabay)

DENVER -- The White House Council for Environmental Quality is holding one of just two hearings today in Denver on its plans to modify the National Environmental Policy Act, often called the "Magna Carta" of Federal environmental laws. The proposal calls for narrowing the scope of projects falling u

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

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