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PNS Daily Newscast - February 27, 2020 


Trump puts Pence in charge of coronavirus response; and lingering concerns about U.S. Census participation.

2020Talks - February 27, 2020 


House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn endorsed former VP Joe Biden, ahead of South Carolina's primaries. Super Tuesday states, including North Carolina, are also voting soon, but campaigning there is different.

Public News Service - MT: Environment

Polson, MT – Birds carry strong spiritual messages for many Native Americans, and this week the Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribes are learning that birds also bear an ecological message. The tribes are hosting a meeting to discuss how climate change affects Montana's birds. Wildlife biolog

Billings, MT – There's a green light for clean water in Montana rivers and streams. The Environmental Protection Agency has approved the state's rules meant to limit pollution of rivers and streams by coal bed methane production. Tongue River rancher Mark Fix says it's been a long time comin

Helena, MT – Congress is taking a hard look at hard-rock mining in Montana and throughout the West. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is expected to draft a bill soon that will require companies mining gold or uranium to pay royalties on what they remove from the earth, just as

Missoula, MT – This summer's wildfires may be out, but Montana is left with a $43 million tab for fighting them, according to a state legislative report. That's nearly $30 million more than the average costs in previous years. Bill Geer with the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership ex

Helena, MT – Congress has set aside a big chunk of money for cleaning up the "roads less traveled" – or not traveled at all – in the national forests, and a nice slice of those funds will probably go to Montana. Lawmakers approved $39 million to clean up or shut down old roads in t

Missoula, MT – Exactly how much pollution is in that "Big Sky?" A new report from the National Environmental Trust puts global pollution in global perspective, calculating that Montana generates more greenhouse gas pollution than 56 developing countries, combined. The state's faith leaders be

Missoula, MT – Montanans don't have to be scientists to observe climate change. From changing crop needs and prolonged drought, to variations in the movements of wildlife, all are evidence that climate changes are affecting the state. Jay Gulledge with the Pew Center on Global Climate Change e

Helena, MT – Oil and gas companies are hoping to win big in Montana later this month, as about 250,000 acres of land goes up to bid for development. A local sportsmen's group is playing referee on the drilling plans. Ben Lamb of the Montana Wildlife Federation says the group is protesting abo

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