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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2019 


President Trump asks SCOTUS to block release of his tax returns; use of the death penalty is on the decline across the country; and a push to make nutrition part of the health-care debate.

2020Talks - November 15, 2019 


Former MA Gov. Deval Patrick is officially running for president, saying he can attract more Independents and moderate Republicans than other candidates.

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Public News Service - CO: Animal Welfare

A Colorado mule deer is blocked by range fencing. A new state program is designed to have state agencies coordinate with federal and local governments and others to keep clear and preserve the state's migration corridors. (AdobeStock)<br /><br />

IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo. – Increased development in Colorado is creating major obstacles to migration corridors for several native animal species, but a new state program aims to keep them open. Gov. Jared Polis recently issued an executive order to preserve Colorado's historic migration corrido

Climate change has altered the seasonal cycles, and migrating birds' favorite rest stops frequently are out of sync with hatching insects, blooming flowers and fruiting trees. (Pierre Dalous Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER - Birds are helping scientists understand the impacts of rapid population growth and climate change in Colorado and across the West, thanks to a crowd-sourced "citizen science" project. John Sanderson, director of science for The Nature Conservancy in Colorado, said that when non-scientists

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

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