PNS Daily Newscast - Friday, August 23, 2019 

A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

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Public News Service - NY: Public Lands/Wilderness

ALBANY, N.Y. - With colder weather ushering in the home heating season, New Yorkers are being warned not to move firewood more than 50 miles beyond its origin because they might be spreading insects and diseases that can destroy Empire State forests. "Buy it where you burn it" is the slogan, aimed p

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - A song-and-dance routine broke out unexpectedly at a Walmart store in Syracuse this weekend. It was a "flash action" by protestors calling for the retail chain to accept and recycle used electronics that they sell. The small group of young environmental activists suddenly began sing

NEW YORK - Whether you're a jogger in the gym or training for the upcoming New York City Marathon, the Nature Conservancy has some advice for you: Get out and run in nature. The group has listed its 10 favorite U.S. places to run in the great outdoors. Five of them are in the Empire State, includin

NEW YORK - Plenty of New Yorkers will be headed to local forests and lakes this weekend as the nation celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day, on Saturday, and some conservationists say it's the perfect time to call attention to the positive role that New York sportsmen and sportswomen play in h

NEW YORK - Hurricane Irene has New Yorkers stocking up on storm supplies such as bottled water. Local conservationists say this is also a good time to be thinking about how well our coastal communities are prepared for threats such as storm surge. Protecting coastal communities requires long-term p

ALBANY, N.Y. - Citing "emerging threats" to the state's freshwater resources, backers of a new, comprehensive water management program say it is moving toward approval in the state Senate. The measure, already approved in the House, would - among other things - require anyone withdrawing more than

NEW YORK - The blowout of a natural gas well last week on the anniversary of the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico has advocates of safe water in New York concerned. The incident, in Bradford County, Pa., across the border from Binghamton, N.Y., spewed toxic fluid across a livestock-grazing land

ALBANY, N.Y. - Nearly one-third of the state's forested land is not generating enough new growth to replace the canopy in the event of a major disturbance such as a windstorm or insect invasion. A study by The Nature Conservancy (TNC), has found the main culprit is deer. As anyone with a backyard ga

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