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PNS Daily Newscast - June 18, 2018 


First Lady Melania Trump makes statement against separating kids from parents. Also on the Monday rundown: Anti-hunger advocates applaud the newest Farm Bill: plus diaper duty an economic burden for 1-in-3 families.

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Public News Service - SD: Environment

More than 1 million people visit the Lewis and Clark Recreation Area each year for camping, fishing and water recreation. (Wikipedia)

YANKTON, S.D. — Too much sediment has been a problem in South Dakota's Lewis and Clark Lake for decades, and experts say a solution will be difficult and expensive - but it has to be found soon. The Army Corps of Engineers and others are searching for a fix to reduce the 5 million tons of se

The eradication of milkweed in South Dakota has reduced food for monarch butterflies, now included on the endangered species list. (nature.org)

PIERRE, S.D. – Wildlife experts say about one-third of all wildlife species in the United States are in decline or vulnerable – which means that without intervention, they could face extinction. A new report, "Reversing America's Wildlife Crisis," outlines the impending problem and als

Outdoor enthusiasts should have more places for recreation now that South Dakota’s non-meandered waters legislation has passed. (change.org)

PIERRE, S. D. – Implementation of the state's non-meandered waters bill will begin this spring, now that South Dakota lawmakers and the governor have approved legislation to remove a 2018 expiration date. The "Open-Water Compromise" had been the focus of two state Supreme Court decisions and o

The average American citizen consumes more than 200 pounds of meat each year, nearly twice as much as they did in 1961.(insideclimatenews.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Animal-rights advocates say the time is right for Americans who choose a meat-based diet to pay taxes on both the production and consumption of meat-based products. Ashley Byrne, associate director of campaigns with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said while

Turning down the thermostat even a degree or two can save South Dakotans money on their energy bills this winter. (midnightcomm/Flickr)

PIERRE, S.D. – Nobody wants to get a chill when they look at their energy bill this winter. The cold season officially started Thursday, but South Dakotans already are feeling the brisk temperatures. While it may be too late to do any major overhauls to the home, Ian Andrew, editor of the en

Bugs such as the beetle are integral to rejuvenating soil, also making them vital to people who work the land. (miss Murasaki/Flickr)

PIERRE, S.D. – Insects don't get the respect they deserve, but author David MacNeal is highlighting their importance and diversity in his new book, "Bugged: The Insects Who Rule the World and the People Obsessed with Them." MacNeal says bugs aren't living in our world – we're living in

More than three-quarters of South Dakota counties are in some stage of drought and the rest are considered

RAPID CITY, S.D. – South Dakotans have seen their crops turn to dust this summer as the state suffers from the worst drought in the nation. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 80 percent of counties are in some stage of drought, and 15 percent are experiencing extreme drought, hitting far

Airplanes are expected to emit 43 gigatonnes of greenhouse gas pollution by 2050 if no action is taken. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. — CONCORD, N.H. — Greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft engines endanger public health and welfare, according to new findings from the federal Environmental Protection Agency. The "endangerment finding" report documented the magnitude of a problem that environmentalists hav

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