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PNS Daily Newscast - September 25, 2020 


Democrats reported to be preparing a smaller pandemic relief package; vote-by-mail awaits a court decision in Montana.


2020Talks - September 25, 2020 


Senators respond to President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. And, former military and national security officials endorse Joe Biden.

Public News Service - NM: Endangered Species & Wildlife

A javelina family trapped by a border wall in Arizona. (Matt Clark/Defenders of Wildlife)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A coalition of conservation groups has sued the Trump administration over money from the nation's military budget being used to build the southern border wall, arguing that it's both illegal and unconstitutional. President Donald Trump made the border wall a signature issue of

The Gila Wilderness was the first area in the United States to receive wilderness designation. (nmwild.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- New Mexico residents have two more days to comment on a plan that will guide resource management in the Gila National Forest for the next 20-30 years. The forest-management plan, which has not been updated in 34 years, will determine how wilderness, wildlife, water and other n

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether to review lower court rulings that allow the Trump administration to waive environmental laws for border-wall construction, including a 180-mile stretch in New Mexico. (ArtueoM/Adobe Stock)

SANTA FE -- Conservation groups have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review lower court rulings that waive environmental laws to build the border wall, in New Mexico and elsewhere. The groups contend it's unconstitutional for the Trump administration to abandon environmental, health and safety

New Mexico's masked black, white and gray loggerhead shrike is recognized as a

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – If you want to contribute to more than a century of science about the feathered friends in your community, Audubon New Mexico's 120th Christmas Bird Count starts this weekend. Jonathan Hayes, executive director of Audubon New Mexico, says the state is in the top five for

Loss of habitat makes it more difficult for animals such as bighorn sheep to use historic migration routes in New Mexico. (commons.wikimedia.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. – New Mexico's Upper Rio Grande Watershed is home to one of the best-connected wildlife landscapes in the country. But development is fragmenting the landscape and reducing habitat – creating challenges for migrating wildlife. A new 20-year management plan for the Cars

The Mexican spotted owl, found in several Western states including New Mexico, was first listed as threatened in the United States in 1993. (nps.gov)

SANTA FE, N.M. – Firewood permit sales will resume in New Mexico national forests after a judge modified a court order aimed at protecting the endangered Mexican spotted owl. The ruling had suspended all timber-management activities after a judge ruled in favor of the group WildEarth Guardian

Latino Conservation Week, which began as a handful of events in six states, has grown to more than 150 events in as many as 25 states. (newmexico.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. — Latinos are the largest minority group in America, representing nearly 17% of the nation's population. But when it comes to taking part in outdoor recreation activities, a 2018 report by the Outdoor Industry Association found only 10% of Latinos participated. This is the 6th

New Mexico is developing a study to identify areas where wildlife crossing roadways are consistently hit by motorists. (wildlandnetwork.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An overwhelming majority of residents in New Mexico and Colorado say protecting wildlife-migration corridors is very important, according to a new poll by the National Wildlife Federation. In March, 400 likely voters in each state were asked a series of questions about th

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