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PNS Daily News - October 16, 2019 


Farmers in DC to discuss trade and the rural economic crisis; also Lily Bohlke reports on the Democratic debate -- from 2020 Talks.

2020Talks - October 16, 2019 


Last night in Ohio the fourth Democratic debate covered issues from health care, gun control and abortion to the Turkish invasion of Syria. What's clear: Sen. Elizabeth Warren has replaced former VP Joe Biden as the centerstage target.

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A shortage of U.S. Fish and Wildlife inspectors and a lack of public awareness are factors in the ongoing wildlife trafficking crisis, according to a new report. Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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MIAMI – Wildlife trafficking is one of the most lucrative forms of illegal activity in the world, and a new report finds Florida caught in the crosshairs. Each year, more than 350 million plants and animals are sold on the black market, and according to a new study by Defenders of Wildlife, t

The environmental group Speak Up Wekiva is going to court today to stop Florida's first bear hunt in 21 years. Credit: John Staton/iStockphoto.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Wildlife advocates are going before Florida's 2nd Judicial Circuit in Tallahassee today to ask Judge George Reynolds to halt Florida's first bear hunt in 21 years. The organization Speak Up Wekiva, named for the Wekiva River and nearby Wekiva Springs in Seminole County, sa

The public can weigh in this week on proposed restrictions on tourists swimming with endangered manatees at Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge in Citrus County. Credit: Durden Images/iStockphoto.com.

CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. – The public can weigh in this week on strict new rules to limit the number of people who can swim with manatees at Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River. The U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife holds two meetings this week – on Wednesday night for companies that r

An animal rights group has filed a complaint with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, alleging mistreatment of monkeys by Florida-based Primate Products. Credit: Garrett Ziegler.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A primate breeding facility in Immokalee is being accused of serious mistreatment of monkeys in a complaint to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The issues first came to light after a whistle-blower released video of alleged abuse to the news media

University of Florida research has found the state's rare frosted elfin butterfly population is threatened by controlled burns if those fires are not managed properly and holistically. Credit: Matt Thom, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Controlled burns could wipe out rare north Florida butterflies if they're not done with insect habitat in mind, according to a recent University of Florida study. The research found certain butterflies need fire because they feed on plants that only survive when flames wee

PHOTO: The future of the endangered Florida panther will be discussed at a meeting in Sarasota on Tuesday. Photo credit: Florida Panther Net.

SARASOTA, Fla. – The public is invited to weigh in on the future of the Florida panther at a meeting of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission this afternoon in Sarasota. Experts from the nonprofit Defenders of Wildlife will be in attendance to urge the state to reconsider a recent policy s

Photo: Florida's honeybee population is increasing, while bees in other parts of the country are declining. Photo credit: kakisky/morguefile.com

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - While the rest of the country battles declining bee populations, Florida is doing something right, according to apiary experts in the state. Department of Agriculture officials say the number of beehives has increased from 900 to 3,600 in the past eight years. David Westervelt,

PHOTO: The alleged secrecy behind a proposed monkey breeding facility has some residents of Hendry County concerned for public safety. A lawsuit filed by residents who claim they were left out of the decision-making process is now moving forward. Photo Credit: Garret Ziegler.

LABELLE, Fla. - Hendry County residents can begin to breathe a sigh of relief, as a lawsuit filed on their behalf over the building of a secretive monkey breeding facility is beginning to move forward. Christopher Berry, a lawyer with the Animal Legal Defense Fund, is the lead attorney representing

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