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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 - MI: Public Lands/Wilderness

Resilient landscapes in Michigan appear as bright green on a new mapping tool. (The Nature Conservancy)

LANSING, Mich. -- Because animals in Michigan need safe places to go when temperatures surge or flood waters rise, experts have mapped out these climate-resilient landscapes throughout the United States. A team of 150 scientists spent the past decade analyzing geology and topography, and compiling

Michigan State University's STEM Teaching and Learning Center is the first building in the state to use mass timber for its load-bearing structure. (MSU)

LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan is in a unique position to capitalize on innovative building technology that can improve the environment. Mass timber is created from smaller pieces of wood, such as two-by-fours, that are glued together to create beams, floors and other load-bearing building structures.

Hiawatha National Forest has 8,000 inventoried roadless acres. (Bob Nichols/USDA)

LANSING, Mich. - The Trump administration wants to reverse roadless protections for the country's largest national forest, and opponents fear pristine land in Michigan and other states could be next. A U.S. House committee holds a hearing today on a proposal to fully exempt the Tongass National For

Algal blooms, like this one in Monroe in 2011, are one example of water quality problems in the Great Lakes region. (NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory/Wikimedia Commons)

DETROIT – As the Democratic candidates gather in Detroit next week for the second round of debates, the Healing Our Waters Great Lakes Coalition is pressing them to make clean water a top priority. Some 30 million Americans depend on the Great Lakes for drinking water – and yet massive

The Poweshiek Skipperling butterfly is found in only six places in the world  and four of them are in Michigan. New legislation in Congress would help preserve remaining habitat. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

LANSING, Mich. — A new bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., would put almost $1.4 billion a year toward pulling at-risk animal and plant species back from the brink – with about $27 million of that for Michigan. The Recovering America's Wildlife Act would allow states a

Ludington State Park is one of thousands of places to play in Michigan that have been funded in part by the Land and Water Conservation Fund. (Rudy Balasko/Michigan DNR)

LANSING, Mich. - Hundreds of Michigan parks, beaches, campgrounds, piers, public pools and wilderness areas have been created or improved through the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The program could be extended permanently if a huge public-lands package in Congress becomes law. The Natural Resou

Bullkill Marsh is about 200 yards from the proposed potash facility near Hersey in Evart Township, Osceola County. (Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation)

Updated 5:35 pm EST to include response from Michigan Potash Company CEO Ted Pagano. HERSEY, Mich. – The fight continues over a potash-mining facility that broke ground in the fall near the Osceola County town of Hersey. Recently, Michigan Potash Co. sent letters to several landowners, unil

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore had an $18 million maintenance backlog in 2017. (USFWS/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. — A U.S. Senate committee could vote as soon as Tuesday on a measure that could inject billions of dollars into national parks across the nation, including those in Michigan. If passed, the Restore Our Parks Act would approve up to $6.5 billion over five years to be used to ad

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