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PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 


It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - PA: Public Lands/Wilderness

PHOTO: Proposed revisions of Pennsylvania natural gas drilling rules are drawing some praise from citizen and environmental activists, including Gretchen Dahlkemper with Moms Clean Air Force. Photo credit: Tammy Bradshaw Photography.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Citizen and environmental groups are giving cautious praise to proposed revisions of the regulation of Pennsylvania natural gas drilling, better known as fracking. New rules coming from Governor Tom Wolf and the Department of Environmental Protection would tighten air pollution an

PHOTO: The acting head of the state's DCNR is receiving an award for helping Pennsylvanians connect to and protect the state's wild places. Photo credit: Beth Little.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Helping Pennsylvanians connect to and protect the state's wilderness has earned an award from a national conservation group for the acting head of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The National Wildlife Federation is honoring DCNR Acting Secretary

PHOTO: A coalition of 65 groups representing Pennsylvania hunters, anglers and outdoor recreationists have written the EPA in support of the agency's proposed Clean Power Plan. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

PHILADELPHIA - A coalition of Pennsylvania outdoor businesses, outfitters, hunting and fishing groups, and outdoor-recreation advocates say the EPA is on track with its proposed Clean Power Plan. The Tri-County Trout Club near Pittsburgh is one of the organizations that signed a letter in support o

PHOTO: The tiny white pests are the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, which can devastate entire stands of hemlock and are jeopardizing the health of Pennsylvania's state tree. Photo credit: Nicholas Tonelli/Wikimedia Commons

WARREN, Pa. - What started as a chance sighting during a brush with nature last summer has led to a deeper understanding that Pennsylvania's state tree is at major risk. The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid is a tiny bug that clamps onto hemlock trees and can be moved from place to place by birds, human activ

The Susquehanna River, tops on the American Rivers 2011 Most Endangered Rivers list, is not on the list at all this year. Photo courtesy of publicdomainpics.net.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – How does a Pennsylvania river considered the most endangered in the nation in a 2011 report manage to drop off the list altogether? Three years ago, when the group American Rivers issued its annual list of America's Ten Most Endangered Rivers, the Susquehanna sat at the ver

PHOTO: A rule being proposed by the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers would protect bodies of water in Pennsylvania left unprotected by loopholes in the Clean Water Act. Photo courtesy of publicdomainpictures.net.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Some very important bodies of water in Pennsylvania are being left unprotected because of loopholes in the Clean Water Act. Ed Perry, Pennsylvania outreach coordinator for the National Wildlife Federation, says the gaps in protection have come about as a result of court rul

Attempts to sell lands out west for oil and gas development and timber extraction could have an impact on Pennsylvania sportsmen. Photo courtesy of publicdomainpictures.net.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Thousands of miles from Pennsylvania, on some of the most remote areas in the country, a battle is brewing to safeguard those lands from oil and gas development and timber extraction. Ed Perry with the National Wildlife Federation will be part of that protection effort as h

Forested buffers installed on farmland can help reduce stream pollution and increase farm productivity. Photo courtesy of publicdomainpictures.net.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Nearly 40 miles of streams in the northern part of the state are cleaner, thanks to farmers and a concern about the health of their land and the streams and rivers around them. Stephanie Eisenbise, Pennsylvania Watershed manager for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), says

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