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PNS Daily Newscast - February 21, 2019 


Signs that the Mueller Trump/Russia probe could wrap up in the next week. Also on our Thursday rundown: A death penalty repeal likely to pass in New England. Plus, cancer survivors rally for tougher smoking laws in Tennessee.

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Public News Service - NM: Endangered Species & Wildlife

Two bills introduced Monday would designate parts of Organ Mountain-Desert Peaks and Rio Grande Del Norte National Monuments as Wilderness Areas. (Lisa Mandelkern)

SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich have just reintroduced two bills to designate sections of two national monuments as wilderness areas to protect them from future development. The bills would extend wilderness protections to parts of the Organ Mountains-Desert Pea

A move to ban animal traps and poisons on public lands has been postponed and may be heard next week in Santa Fe. (Mary Katherine Ray/Trap Free New Mexico)

SANTA FE, N.M. – A bill to ban the use of traps and poisons for hunting on public lands has been postponed and may get its first hearing in the state Senate Conservation Committee next week. Senate Bill 286 is intended to stop trappers from setting snares and traps that grab the animal's bod

The lesser long-nosed bat, native to New Mexico, has recovered from near extinction, so federal officials are proposing that it be taken off the endangered species list. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

SANTA FE, N.M. – Three endangered species native to New Mexico, a bat and two plants, have recovered significantly – a development that conservation groups credit to the protections of the Endangered Species Act. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials are proposing to take the lesser

A new study shows that killing predators like the Mexican Gray Wolf may not reduce livestock losses.(Endangered Wolf Center)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The practice of killing predators such as wolves, coyotes and bears to protect livestock has little scientific validity, according to a new study. The article, called Predator Control Should Not Be a Shot in the Dark just came out in a journal called Frontiers of Ecology and the

The proposed Republican Party platform contains language endorsing the transfer of all public lands, such as the Grand Canyon, to the states. (iStockphoto)

SANTA FE, N.M. -- A movement to remove public lands from federal control has found its way into a draft of the Republican Party platform. When the GOP convention opens Monday, one plank up for debate would transfer authority over areas such as national parks, refuges, wilderness areas and national f

Conservation groups are opposing New Mexico officials, who are seeking a court order to remove two Mexico gray wolf pups recently introduced into the wild. (Endangered Wolf Center)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Conservation groups are seeking to join the legal fight between New Mexico and the federal government over the release of endangered Mexican gray wolf pups into the wild. The organizations have filed a motion to intervene in the lawsuit, saying the state has no authority to block

Two pups born to Mexican gray wolves at the Endangered Wolf Center in Missouri were recently introduced into a wild den in New Mexico. (Endangered Wolf Center)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists have released a pair of Mexican gray wolf pups born in a wildlife preserve into an existing den in New Mexico, but the state isn't happy about it. New Mexico game officials had warned the federal agency to not introduce new wolves into

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has designed almost 14,000 acres in New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado as critical habitat as for the endangered New Mexico meadow jumping mouse. (USFWS)

SANTA FE, N.M. - Federal officials have declared 14,000 acres of Western land as critical habitat to protect the endangered New Mexico meadow jumping mouse. The small mouse, which lives only in grasses along flowing streams, is native to parts of New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado. But Jay Lininge

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