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PNS Daily Newscast - December 14, 2018 


The Senate votes to withdraw funding for the Saudi war in Yemen. Also on the Friday rundown: the Global Climate Conference reinforces the need for grassroots movements; and could this be the most wasteful time of year?

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Public News Service - NV: Environment

Conservation groups are using billboards like this one in Reno to raise awareness of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which expired in September. (Get Outdoors Nevada)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – You may have seen some unusual billboards around the state this week – that ask "What the LWCF?" It's a reference to a program that funds local recreation projects and public-lands access around the country. In September, Congress allowed the Land and Water Conservat

Parts of Job Peak Wilderness Study Area are included in a proposed expansion of Naval Air Station Fallon. (Kirk Peterson/Friends of Nevada Wilderness)

RENO, Nev. – The U.S. Navy is holding the last public meeting Thursday night on the proposed expansion of Naval Air Station Fallon – which would quadruple the land it controls. The Navy says it needs the land to better train combat aviators, but conservation groups are concerned about

Eight in 10 acres of land in Nevada are federally owned, so public-lands issues are ever present in the state's political debates. (Bureau of Land Management/Flickr)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - More than 80 percent of land in Nevada is federally owned, the greatest portion of any state. So, Nevada candidates in the midterm elections are addressing public-lands issues, from nuclear waste sites to water and grazing rights. Ryan Bundy, known for armed standoffs on pu

Many rural Nevada communities are opposed to the idea of pumping groundwater from outlying regions of the state to serve Las Vegas. (Ken Lund/Flickr)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Members of Nevada's Native American communities are planning to run nearly 300 miles next week to call for more sustainable water management in the state. The Nevada state engineer denied a permit in August for a controversial pipeline plan decades in the making, to pump gr

A Nevada Legislature committee recognizes

ELKO, Nev. — More Nevada lawmakers are voicing opposition to plans to allow oil and gas leasing in the Ruby Mountains. For months, dozens of environmental organizations, Native American tribes and sporting groups have been speaking out against the U.S. Forest Service proposal to open parts o

Around the world, local groups are organizing marches for climate change. (Edward Kimmel/Flickr)

RENO, Nev. – Reno and Las Vegas are among more than 600 communities across the globe that are planning rallies and marches this week to call attention to climate change. Reno and Las Vegas are the first- and third-fastest-warming cities in America, according to Climate Central. Brian Beffort

Records show the water in Lake Tahoe is warming up quickly, which is throwing off the natural balance of the lake's ecosystem. (Andrew Toskin/Flickr)

RENO, Nev. – As summer nears its end, climate experts say this season shows that climate change is having a serious impact in Nevada. July was the hottest month ever recorded for the city of Reno with 14 days over 100 degrees. August has been warmer than average, too. Scott McGuire, cooper

Research suggests the amounts of water and land needed to grow corn for ethanol are not sustainable in the U.S. (Flickr)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Ethanol – the corn product blended into gasoline – was meant to make fuel cleaner in the United States. But a new report by the Environmental Protection Agency shows biofuel has created another set of environmental problems. Nevada's Desert Research Institut

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