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PNS Daily Newscast - March 22, 2019 


President Trump rattles the Middle East, saying the U.S. will recognize Israel’s authority over the Golan Heights. Also on our Friday rundown: A judge blocks laws limiting the power of the new Wisconsin governor. Plus, momentum builds across party lines to abolish the death penalty.

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Public News Service - CO: Animal Welfare

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

Wildlife advocates say trout need clean, cold water and healthy habitat to enable young fish to hide and bigger fish to spawn. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Beer makers plan to join forces with outdoor recreation businesses and conservation groups today at the EPA's Denver headquarters. They're protesting the agency's plan to roll back the 2015 Clean Water Rule. Tyler Baskfield with the group Trout Unlimited says the move could underm

The Endangered Species Coalition has released its Top 10 list of species in need of protections, including the greater sage-grouse. (BLM)

DENVER - As the Obama administration prepares to hand over the reins to President-elect Donald Trump, the Endangered Species Coalition has produced a Top 10 list of at-risk species in need of protections. The greater sage-grouse, the centerpiece of an ongoing federal effort to conserve more than 60

The BLM is accepting public input on new rules that would change the agency's blueprint for managing activities on public lands, including grazing, resource extraction and outdoor recreation. (Pixabay)

DENVER - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is hoping to get out in front of any future "sagebrush rebellions" by putting the reigns of managing public lands into public hands. Joel Webster, western lands director for the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, part of a coalition including t

Conservation groups are suing federal agencies for better protections for the greater sage-grouse. (USFWS)

DENVER - Conservation groups are suing federal agencies for better protections for the greater sage-grouse in more than a dozen land-management plans. The suit claims the plans fail to protect the iconic western bird from drilling, grazing and mining. Greta Anderson, deputy director of the Weste

A new report takes a detailed look at important small mammal species, such as the groundhog, and the risks they face if climate action is not taken. (Groundhog/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER - Groundhog Day predictions have never been 100 percent accurate, but for a growing number of small mammals, a changing climate is already having an impact. A new report from the National Wildlife Federation turns the spotlight away from Punxsutawney Phil to flying squirrels, pikas, the Amer

Wild bee habitat is on the decline in many of the country's most important farmlands, according to a new report. (Debivort/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER - Wild bee populations in the U.S. are disappearing in many of the country's most important farmlands, including the Great Plains and California's Central Valley according to a national study led by the University of Vermont. Taylor Ricketts, professor and director, University of Vermont's

Public-health advocates have a message for Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo.: It's time to stop pumping antibiotics into factory-farmed animals. Credit: Food and Water Watch

DENVER - Public health advocates have a message for Senator Michael Bennet: It's time to stop pumping antibiotics into factory-farmed animals. Lisa Trope, organizer with the group Food and Water Watch, will join dozens of others Thursday to deliver more than 2,200 petitions with signatures from acr

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