PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2019 

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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

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

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

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

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

The Short Eared Owl is among 62 members of the current endangered species list in Pennsylvania.  Photo courtesy of Idaho Fish and Game/Tom Munson.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A bill on the table at the state Capitol claiming to balance economic growth and environmental protection is being taken to task by some Democrats and state officials in Harrisburg. House Bill 1576 would remove requirements that developers need to look for endangered specie

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A bill being proposed by Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania would be a crippling blow to endangered fish and wildlife and could jeopardize millions in federal funding the state receives to protect them, according to environmental and wildlife groups. The measure would give the st

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The playful river otter has deep roots in Pennsylvania today, thanks to environmental protections some fear are slipping away. The Clean Water Act became law 40 years ago and helped lay the foundation for otters to be reintroduced in the state after years of over-trapping and wate

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Mississippi is making the headlines recently, but it's a river right here in Pennsylvania that takes the top spot in the new "America's Most Endangered Rivers of 2011" list. Jessie Thomas-Blate, who coordinated the report for the group American Rivers, says there is a specif

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