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PNS Daily Newscast - November 25, 2020 


Feeding hungry families, on Thanksgiving and beyond; and is that turkey really from a family farm? (Note to Broadcasters: The newscast has been granted a holiday for Thanksgiving, but we'll return first thing Friday.)


2020Talks - November 25, 2020 


Biden nominees speak; how can social media spread less misinformation and be less polarizing.

Public News Service - NV: Public Lands/Wilderness

Wildflowers bloom in the valley of the Tobin Range Wilderness Study Area, which would become the Grandfathers' Wilderness after the bill is signed into law. (Kurt Kuznick)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Vast stretches of land in rural northwest Nevada will be preserved if Congress can finally pass legislation that would protect wilderness in Pershing County while encouraging economic development. A version of the Pershing County Economic Development and Conservation Act easily p

Nevada's Desert National Wildlife Refuge is home to the Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep, and the endangered desert tortoise. (refugeassociaiton.org)

LAS VEGAS -- Backed by a letter from the governor, Nevada conservationists want congressional leaders to strike a surprise provision that was slipped into a recent defense authorization bill giving the Air Force final say over future management of the state's Desert National Wildlife Refuge. Gov.

Nevada's Desert National Wildlife Refuge, largest in the lower 48 states, is home to desert bighorn sheep and other wildlife. (fws.gov)

LAS VEGAS -- Conservation groups say Nevada eventually could lose its Desert National Wildlife Refuge north of Las Vegas if Congress approves a request from the U.S. Air Force to expand its sprawling military range. Russell Kulhman, executive director of the Nevada Wildlife Federation, said the pro

A right-leaning conservation group says oil and gas leases on public lands in Nevada and other states should be suspended this year to preserve taxpayer assets. (Bureau of Land Management)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The historic decline in demand for fossil fuels has a right-leaning conservation group wondering why the Trump administration keeps pushing to lease public lands for oil and gas development. The new coronavirus pandemic has helped tank prices, which means companies can't sell oil

Pronghorn are the fastest land mammal in North America, with herds capable of traveling up to 60 miles per hour. (fws.org/TomKoerner)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Wildlife in Nevada follow distinct pathways during seasonal migration, and a new survey shows state voters are eager to provide them with safe passage when they move from one place to another. In a poll released by The Pew Charitable Trusts, 93% of registered voters in Nevada bel

The Bureau of Land Management wants to change regulations that govern livestock grazing in 11 states. (blm.gov)

LAS VEGAS Nev. - Conservation groups want the Bureau of Land Management to provide more time for the public to comment on proposed revisions to cattle grazing regulations on 155 million acres of public land. Wilderness Watch is one of 37 conservation groups that submitted a letter to the BLM reques

At a Denver hearing last week, WildEarth Guardians submitted a petition signed by 15,000 Americans who oppose federal changes to the National Environmental Policy Act. (sierraclub.org)<br />

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Despite potential negative consequences for Western states, only one more public hearing is scheduled on proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act or NEPA. Federal officials got an earful in Denver on Tuesday over the controversial changes. The law requires a majo

Red Rock Canyon is one of many sites that has benefitted from the Land and Water Conservation Fund over the years. (Battle Born Progress)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – U.S. Sens. Jacky Rosen and Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada have signed on to a bill that would guarantee full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund – a 55-year-old program that provides funds for local ballparks, boat ramps and national monuments across th

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