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PNS Daily Newscast - May 25, 2018 


President Trump scraps planned talks with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Also on our Friday rundown: California lawmakers support and emergency hotline for foster kids; and boating is a booming business in states like Minnesota.

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Congress is considering reauthorizing a fund that helps protect iconic sites such as Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. Credit: U.S. Bureau of Land Management

DENVER - It's not a household name, but The Land and Water Conservation Fund may be one of the most successful conservation programs in the nation's history, according to a new report. The fund is set to expire in 20 days unless Congress moves to reauthorize the program. David Nickum, executive d

Oil and gas production disrupts critical winter deer habitat. Credit: Gary Kramer/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER – A new study confirms that oil and gas production in northwest Colorado is disrupting important winter habitat for one of the nation's largest herds of mule deer. George Wittemyer, a wildlife biologist at Colorado State University and a co-author of the report, says the Piceance Basi

Colorado River headwaters. Credit: Billy Hathorn/Wikimedia.

DENVER – A new national survey of hunting and fishing enthusiasts reveals broad support among voters of all political stripes for applying Clean Water Act standards to smaller streams and wetlands. The poll was commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation. Bill Dvorak, a river outfitter

PHOTO: This holiday weekend and beyond, state agencies and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals remind pet owners to keep them safe from fireworks and out of hot vehicles. Credit: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.

DENVER - It's the Fourth of July weekend, and that means picnics, barbecues, and of course, fireworks. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is urging pet owners to celebrate safely this year. Tina Wismer, a veterinarian with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruel

PHOTO: Rising temperatures are threatening the habitat of the American mountain goat, such as this one seen on Colorado's Mount Huron, considered by some to be the greatest mountaineer the peaks have ever known. Photo credit: Robert Shepherd/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER - The American mountain goat has been called the greatest mountaineer the peaks have ever known, but now that high altitudes are warming - at a rate two to three times faster than the rest of the planet - the animals' future is less than certain. Bruce Smith, a wildlife biologist and author,

PHOTO: A recent BLM Resource Development Plan is being widely criticized for putting the interests of oil and gas companies ahead of landowners, wildlife and the health of Mesa Verde National Park. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.
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DENVER - Conservationists, land owners and local officials all say they're concerned about the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Tres Rios Resource Management Plan. The plan opens up over 90 percent of the 800,000 acres managed by the BLM to oil and gas development in southwest Colorado. Chris Saeg

PHOTO: A new National Wildlife Federation poll shows a majority of sportsmen in 11 western states are in favor of protecting the greater sage grouse. Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

DENVER - Turkeys aren't the only birds on the minds of Coloradans this Thanksgiving week. The greater sage grouse is also attracting attention, but because of the bird's declining numbers. A new poll released by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) found a majority of sportsmen surveyed in 11 wes

PHOTO: Bison are among the mascot animals featured in a report from the National Wildlife Federation that outlines how climate change is affected mascot animals in real life. Photo credit: National Park Service.

BOULDER, Colo. - It's a big week for Colorado Buffalo basketball fans, as their team takes on Pittsburgh on Thursday night in March Madness. While the basketball players will no doubt face pressure on the court, their real-life mascot faces an uphill battle of its own, in part because of climate cha

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