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PNS Daily Newscast - January 21, 2020 


Climate change is on the radar for rural voters in Iowa. Plus, the Senate impeachment rules.

2020Talks - January 21, 2020 


Candidates attended the Iowa Brown & Black Forum in Des Moines, and answered tough questions about their records on race. It was MLK Day, and earlier many were in South Carolina marching together to the State Capitol.

Public News Service - SD: Environment

Rapid City, SD - Conservation groups say the Endangered Species Act will be endangered itself if a new set of rules proposed by the Bush administration goes into effect. Jim Margadant, regional conservation coordinator for the South Dakota Sierra Club, says the plan lets each federal agency decide i

Deerfield, SD - A first-ever national report that highlights the strong connection between religious faith and environmental initiatives is being released today by the Sierra Club. "Faith in Action" recognizes the roles that faith-based groups play in conservation and sustainability. In South Dako

Rapid City, SD – The Oglala Sioux Tribe is making a study of mountain lions an environmental priority, now that the Black Hills Mountain Lion Foundation reports evidence that a breeding population may exist on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation. Trudy Ecoffey, a senior wildlife biologist wit

St. Paul, MN - The head of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies has sent a letter to Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty urging him to oppose the Big Stone II power plant in South Dakota. Dr. James Hansen questions the decision to build new coal-fired power plants that add more carbon dioxide to the a

Lyons, NE – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is reminding South Dakota farmers located in eligible watersheds they have until May 16 to sign up for the Conservation Security Program, a federal program that rewards farmers and ranchers for providing clean water, better soil management, improv

Rapid City, SD – Protecting their state's underground water supply is a major concern for South Dakota residents opposed to uranium mining in the southwest part of the state. A special hearing called by the South Dakota Water Management Board in Rapid City today is taking more public testimony

Casper, WY – With renewed interest in South Dakota's uranium deposits due to skyrocketing prices, groups from five states gathered in Casper over the weekend to express their concerns about uranium mining and its environmental effects. Representatives of the South Dakota Sierra Club and nine o

Rapid City, SD – A state conservation group says thousands of jobs could be generated in South Dakota with the passage of an alternative energy stimulus plan that encourages more solar, wind and ethanol production. Jim Margadant with the South Dakota Sierra Club says the legislation, which cl

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