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PNS Daily Newscast - July 17, 2018 


Trump says he is not buying U.S. intelligence as he meets with Putin. Also on the rundown: as harvest nears farmers speak out on tariffs; immigrant advocates say families should not be kept in cages; and a call for a deeper dive to the Lake Erie algae troubles.

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Public News Service - OH: Endangered Species & Wildlife

Bobcats are considered an apex predator in Ohio. Bruce Washburn/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A proposal to allow trapping of a once-endangered species in Ohio is being called premature by researchers and wildlife groups. Just four years after bobcats were removed from the threatened species list, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the animal is making a com

668 plant and animal species have been identified in Ohio's Rock Run Watershed. (Ohio Chapter of the Sierra Club)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With massive oak trees, winding streams and hundreds of diverse species, the Rock Run Watershed is one of the state's most remote wilderness areas - and conservation groups want to ensure it will continue to flourish for future generations. Rock Run encompasses about 1,400 acres

Ohio is one of just five states that still allows for the commercial harvest of turtles. <br />(Matt Lemon/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Wild turtles in Ohio can be collected unchecked, and some conservation groups say it's time to end the unlimited harvest. Ohio is one of just five states that still allows for the commercial harvest of turtles, and Ray Stewart, secretary and past president of the Ohio Wetlan

A National Wildlife Federation report says climate change, spurred by methane emissions, is threatening some bats in Ohio. (Andrew King/USFWS)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Methane emissions from oil and gas production may be invisible, but a new report says the impacts on wildlife, health and Ohio's economy are not. Scientists say methane is the second leading cause of climate change, which the National Wildlife Federation report contends is p

A new report says critters like the armadillo, native to the southern states, could make their way to Ohio and other northern states as a result of climate change. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – With warm weather in Ohio over the weekend, it turns out Buckeye Chuck's prediction of six more weeks of winter might be wrong – and while Ohioans may have enjoyed the break from the cold, a new report indicates it's a different story for small mammals like the groundhog

Ohio's state bird, the cardinal, is the most commonly spotted bird in the Great Backyard Bird Count. (Lip Kee/Flickr)

CLEVELAND - If you have 15 minutes free over the next few days, you could help contribute to one of the biggest annual citizen-science projects. Volunteers still are needed in Ohio for the Great Backyard Bird Count, which runs from today through Monday. Marnie Urso, senior program manager at the Na

Two species of Asian carp could become abundant in Lake Erie and devastate the food web. <br />(Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - As state and federal leaders work to address the threat of Asian carp entering Lake Erie, new research predicts the voracious eaters could devastate the food web. Fisheries biologist Ed Rutherford at the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory was on the study team that found

A National Wildlife Federation report highlights the threat of climate change to Ohio's hockey tradition. Credit: Joel Washing/Wikimedia

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Mascots bring light-hearted fun to sporting events, but a new report highlights how the inspirations behind some favorite hockey team names are facing the serious problem of climate change. According to the National Wildlife Federation, the Toledo Walleye and the Bowling Green Falc

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