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PNS Daily Newscast - November 12, 2019 


Bracing for an arctic blast, politics shows up during Veterans' Day, farm issues in Wisconsin, and a cleaver dog learns to talk some.

2020Talks - November 12, 2019 


65 years ago today, the federal government shut down Ellis Island; plus, former MA Gov. Deval Patrick might enter the Democratic primary race.

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Public News Service - NM: Public Lands/Wilderness

Since 1924, a federal wilderness designation has prohibited motorized vehicles, buildings, logging or mining in New Mexico's Gila Wilderness. (nmwildlife.org)

SILVER CITY, N.M. – Ninety-five years ago, the Gila area in southwest New Mexico received the first-ever wilderness designation. Now a coalition wants to make sure additional protections extend to the Gila River. A delegation of New Mexico residents is in Washington, D.C., today to ask the st

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 Bureau of Land Management oversees nearly 250 million acres of public land, including more than 45% percent of land in New Mexico. (nmwildlife.org)<br />

SANTA FE, N.M. – The acting director of the Bureau of Land Management has advocated for selling off public lands and conservation groups say that's reason enough he needs to step down. William Perry Pendley was a controversial choice when named to the post. At a recent conference, Pendley to

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 estimated to lose nearly $43 million a year in royalty revenues from methane wasted through leaks, venting and flaring on public lands. (riograndesierraclub.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – More than 50 members of Congress have signed on to legal documents arguing that a proposed rollback of methane rules by the U.S. Interior Department violates federal law. An amicus brief filed yesterday by lawmakers says eliminating the 2016 Methane and Waste Prevention r

Despite a court ruling favorable to environmental groups and a new bill in Congress to protect the area, the Trump administration has not backed off plans to drill within Chaco Culture National Historical Park. (Sierra Club)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — After a shortened public-comment period, the Bureau of Land Management is planning to open land in the Greater Chaco region to more oil and gas development, even as Congress considers legislation to protect the culturally significant area. Miya King-Flaherty with the Rio

Popular national parks such as New Mexico's Carlsbad Caverns could benefit from the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act in the House and the Restore Our Parks Act in the Senate. (nps.gov)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — As summer approaches, adventurers are about to descend on America's national parks, but Congress has yet to act on legislation that would address nearly half of the $12 billion in overdue maintenance. The "Restore Our Parks Act" was introduced in Congress with bipartisan

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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