PNS Daily Newscast - October 18, 2019 

Baltimore mourns Rep. Elijah Cummings, who 'Fought for All.' Also on our rundown: Rick Perry headed for door as Energy Secretary; and EPA holds its only hearing on rolling back methane regulations.

2020Talks - October 18, 2019 

While controversy swirls at the White House, Chicago teachers go on strike, and Democratic primary contender retired Admiral Joe Sestak walks 105 miles across New Hampshire.

Daily Newscasts

Public News Service - MN: Public Lands/Wilderness

ST. PAUL, Minn. - School's out for summer, and instead of letting the kids turn into couch potatoes, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is encouraging Minnesota families to enjoy some time together under the stars during the annual Great American Backyard Campout happening Saturday. Karoline H

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Making its way through Congress, the Upper Mississippi River Basin Protection Act is aimed at cleaning up the region's waterways. The law would establish a monitoring network that would collect data and inventory their nutrient and sediment content. Doug Peterson, president of

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Several conservation groups are calling on the federal government to require the state to reduce haze over Minnesota's national parks and wilderness areas. Chuck Laszewski with the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy says they've petitioned the Departments of Interior and A

Minneapolis - Gun owners say the Congressional vote Wednesday allowing loaded, concealed weapons in national parks is right on target. However, opponents worry that the end of the 25-year gun ban will lead only to confusion, increased firearm accidents and additional temptation for inappropriate sho

Wolves in Minnesota and two other Midwest states are set to be removed from the Endangered Species List under a decision by the Bush administration. Groups including the National Humane Society blocked the previous effort to de-list the gray wolf in 2007. This week's action by the U.S. Fish and Wild

Minneapolis, MN – Some end-of-term Bush administration federal rule changes are raising concerns. So-called "midnight regulations" by outgoing presidents aren't unusual, but the extent of the current series, especially their environmental impacts, is drawing attention. Cesia Kearns, conserva

St. Paul, MN - Preserving the nation's wilderness has a high national priority among likely voters, according to a new poll by Zogby International, which shows nine out of ten of those surveyed favor protecting and preserving public lands. Paul Aasen with the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advo

Minneapolis, MN – A group of scientists and advocates just back from a trip to Minnesota's Boundary Waters does not like what it saw. Christopher Cox with the Pew Memorial Trust says evidence of climate change is everywhere. "The first major thing that we noticed was areas where there were sm

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