PNS Daily Newscast - June 1, 2020 

Protests over Floyd killing go global, as U.S. demonstrations focus on multiple recent victims of alleged lethal police misconduct.

2020Talks - June 1, 2020 

Protests continued over the weekend in police killing of George Floyd, with law enforcement in some cities using force against demonstrators. Former VP Joe Biden urged against violence.

Public News Service - CO: Native American

Denver and Boulder celebrate their first-ever Indigenous People's Day today. (Pixabay)

DENVER — Monday marks the first Indigenous People's Day to be celebrated in Boulder and Denver. It is also Columbus Day, a federal holiday. Events held in Boulder intend to reach beyond what most kids learn in grade school about the man celebrated for discovering lands where people had been

Native Americans are leading efforts to restore sections of the Rio Grande watershed in southern Colorado. (Conservation Lands Foundation)

ALAMOSA, Co. – Five young people from the Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico have traveled north to complete wildlife habitat and water-restoration projects at the Rio Grande Natural Area near Antonito, Colorado. Angel Peña, conservation program associate with the Conservation Lands Foundation

Colorado groups joined a national protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline on Tuesday. (

DENVER - Native American and environmental organizations in Colorado joined a national day of action Tuesday in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins, protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. The groups are urging President Obama to rescind the project's permits and conduct an environmental review. Glenn

NASA studied 250 sites emitting methane in the Four Corners region, including taking satellite images. (NASA)

DENVER - A new NASA-led study has confirmed that a 2,500-square-mile cloud of methane over the Four Corners region is largely due to oil and gas production. The hot spot, the highest concentration of heat-trapping pollution in the U.S., was first reported by NASA two years ago. Jon Goldstein, the

On the eve of the National Park Service's centennial celebration, a coalition is petitioning the Obama administration to make public lands more welcoming to people of all colors in the next 100 years. (National Park Service)

DENVER – As the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service approaches, a coalition of civil rights, conservation and environmental justice groups has launched a petition calling on President Barack Obama to issue an executive order to make public lands more inclusive. Jes Ward, executive

PHOTO: Chimney Rock National Park. Photo credit: Ryan Bidwell.
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CHIMNEY ROCK, Colo. – Colorado's new national monument is getting an unusual celebration. President Obama this week added Chimney Rock to the list of sites protected as national monuments. The southwestern Colorado site was home to a Native American Pueblo about a thousand years ago - housing

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DURANGO, Colo. - Coloradans and other Westerners are asking President Obama to sidestep Congress and act directly to protect some important places in the Mountain West. This comes as critics have called the current Congress the most environmentally-unfriendly ever. No new federal lands have been d

DOLORES, Colo. - There's an anniversary celebration in Colorado today, as the National Landscape Conservation System turns 10. Brian O'Donnell, who is executive director of the Conservation Lands Foundation, says the system is less well known than the national parks system, but includes areas that a

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