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PNS Daily Newscast - November 25, 2020 

Feeding hungry families, on Thanksgiving and beyond; and is that turkey really from a family farm? (Note to Broadcasters: The newscast has been granted a holiday for Thanksgiving, but we'll return first thing Friday.)

2020Talks - November 25, 2020 

Biden nominees speak; how can social media spread less misinformation and be less polarizing.

Public News Service - CO: Public Lands/Wilderness

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has approved rules restricting new energy development near waterways and wildlife, and requiring 2,000 feet between development and schools or homes. (Pxfuel)

DENVER -- The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has approved a set of new rules conservation groups say will help greatly in efforts to protect wildlife from new energy development. In 2019, Colorado passed legislation installing paid, professional regulators as commissioners. And John

If the CORE Act passes, Camp Hale will be designated a National Historic Landscape in honor of the 10th Mountain Division soldiers that trained there, including Sgt. Harry Poschman, pictured. (Poschman Collection)

DENVER -- Today, following Veterans Day, a diverse coalition of veterans, sportspeople, elected officials, ranchers and small-business owners are coming together to advocate for the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act. The bill would designate roughly 400,000 acres as protected publi

Supporters of reintroducing gray wolves to Colorado, a species humans had eradicated in the state by the 1940s, hope the move will restore balance to the region's ecosystem. (Wildfaces/Pixabay)

DENVER -- As part of this election, Colorado voters will decide whether to direct the state's Parks and Wildlife Commission to bring gray wolves back to their historical habitat. John Murtaugh, Rockies and Plains representative for Defenders of Wildlife, said Proposition 114 would create space to c

Fishing in Colorado generates more than $2 in economic output annually, and supports some 17,000 jobs. (Waldemarpaetz/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER -- The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is taking public comments on new rules aiming to minimize harm to the state's wildlife. Suzanne O'Neill, executive director of the Colorado Wildlife Federation, said her organization largely supports the proposed rules. But she pointed t

A recent survey found that despite the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and economic crisis, the number of Americans that are passionate about addressing climate change is on the rise. (Pete Linforth/Pixabay)

DENVER -- As the nation grapples with massive wildfires, a hurricane season already on its second alphabet and intensifying drought, conservationists are calling on moderators for tomorrow's first presidential debate to press candidates for their plans to address climate change. In 2016, just one q

Colorado's headwaters, alpine and urban lakes are experiencing increased outbreaks of toxic algae, and wildlife decline. (Eyeimage/Pixabay)

DENVER -- Water is the lifeblood of the West, but a warming climate and other factors have put Colorado's lakes, reservoirs and ponds at greater risk for toxic algal outbreaks. Brian Kurzel, regional executive director for the National Wildlife Federation's Rocky Mountain Regional Center, said a re

The Bureau of Land Management oversees 248 million acres of public lands. (Bob Wick/BLM)

DENVER -- Western hunters, anglers and conservationists are calling for the immediate removal of William Perry Pendley as head of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Pendley has served as acting director of the agency for more than a year. He was formally nominated to be director in June, but

New guidelines for mining projects would allocate a portion of revenues generated from mineral development on public lands to offset expenses for mitigation and abandoned-mine reclamation.(Pixabay)

DENVER -- Colorado's Mineral Belt in the central and southwestern parts of the state is rich in deposits of so-called critical minerals, the kind used to produce everything from smartphones to wind turbines and batteries that power electric vehicles. A new report released today by conservation group

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