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PNS Daily Newscast - August 22, 2019 


The latest Trump child-detention policy sparks harsh criticism. Also, on the Thursday rundown: New York suing the EPA over Hudson River PCBs.

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Public News Service - NC: Public Lands/Wilderness

One group in North Carolina is focused on inclusion and diversity in hiking, camping and other outdoor activities. (Nina Rodriguez/Issa Vibe Adventures)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A nature group in North Carolina is leading hikes and other outdoor activities this summer for people of color. Ali Steele, along with a few friends, started Issa Vibe Adventures a few years ago, when they realized there weren't many outdoor groups for people of color. Stee

The Jacob Fork River in Catawba County flows along a 188-acre property acquired by Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina. (Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina) <br />

MORGANTON, N.C. — North Carolina may soon be adding a new state park to its roster. Land conservationists have announced the purchase of 188 acres in Catawba County, which will protect the land from being developed. The project is part of a larger effort to acquire lands on the Jacob Fork an

A 600-pound bear died from a car collision east of Plymouth, N.C., this week. Law enforcement officials say the driver was unharmed. (Tom Harrison/NCBearFest.com)

PLYMOUTH, N.C. — As the breeding season begins for North Carolina's black bears, so does the risk of collisions with the animals on highways in the eastern part of the state. The Albemarle/Pamlico Peninsula has one of the highest densities of black bears in the world, according to the North

North Carolina's Albemarle Peninsula is home to the world's only wild population of red wolves. (Matthew Zalewski/Wikimedia Commons)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Red wolves roam the Albemarle Peninsula of eastern North Carolina, and a new study confirms that the wild population is a unique, genetically distinct species. The findings could halt a years-long debate on whether these endangered wolves should be protected. Ben Prater is

The North Carolina Coastal Federation has joined several other groups in filing a motion for a preliminary injunction to block seismic surveys from beginning in the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf. (daveynin/Flickr)

WANCHESE, N.C. – A proposed federal plan from President Donald Trump to allow offshore drilling off the Atlantic coast is expected to be released soon, now that Interior secretary nominee David Bernhardt has had his Senate hearing. North Carolina and eight other Atlantic Coast states, includ

The EPA's proposed rule changes would exempt isolated wetlands, groundwater, mining water, waste treatment ponds and interstate waters from its jurisdiction. (Yadkin Riverkeeper)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – North Carolina groups are pushing back against a federal proposal they say would sink the Clean Water Act - and cost taxpayers more. Environmental groups are making it a priority across the state to inform people about a proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency an

The Virginia big-eared bat consumes insects, with small moths making up a significant portion of its  diet. (Larisa Bishop-Boros/Wikipedia)

LINVILLE, N.C. — Bats are among the most misunderstood mammals, and a documentary showing at The Grandfather Mountain Nature Museum next month celebrates a conservation victory for one endangered bat species. Nikki Robinson, communications and outreach associate at the Blue Ridge Conservancy

Spending time outdoors is one way to combat the prevalence of cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes and hypertension, all of which are higher for African Americans. (Pathways to Parks)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Western North Carolina's rich public lands are open to all, and a new group has decided to go the extra mile to encourage more people of color to enjoy them. Elsea Brown, director of Blue Ridge Forever campaign, says the Pathways to Parks group, based in Asheville, was for

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