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PNS Daily Newscast - April 23, 2019 


Trump attorneys go to court to attempt to block oversight of the president’s finances. Also, on the Tuesday rundown: the New York plastic bag ban becomes law. Plus, a new poll finds Coloradans support protecting wildlife corridors.

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Public News Service - SD: Environment

Rapid City, SD – Preserving South Dakota's wild heritage can stimulate local economic activity, rather than squashing it. So says Dr. Thomas Power, a national author and University of Montana economics professor, who meets with community leaders in South Dakota this week to discuss his report

Wilderness advocates are using Saturday's "National Public Lands Day" observance to build public support for permanent protections for South Dakota’s prairie grasslands. Cheryl Warren with the South Dakota Grasslands Wilderness Coalition explains there are wild lands for everyone to enjoy in t

Sioux Falls SD – Scientists are sounding the alarm that South Dakota is already experiencing the effects of climate change –- and that it will only get worse if steps aren't taken to slow it down. The issue will be addressed later this month at the "South Dakota Climate Challenge Confere

Sioux Falls, SD – South Dakota's first ever "Clean Energy Festival" brings lawmakers, conservationists, scientists, environmental organizations, and social justice groups together in Sioux Falls today to promote environmentally friendly energy alternatives. Organizer Deb McIntyre says the one-

Technically, the annual Earth Day observance falls on Sunday April 22, but this year it's being celebrated as an 11-day event. Heather Morijah with the South Dakota Sierra Club says the annual observance was extended because of increased attention on global warming. She says there's a growing deman

Energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) are really catching on in South Dakota. In fact, the Web site, 18seconds.org shows South Dakota among the leading states for sales of the energy saving devices. That's good news to Edward Raventon with the South Dakota Sierra Club. He says flu

Sioux Falls, SD - From conserving energy to preserving Christmas wrap, South Dakota shoppers can make it a "Green Christmas" this year, with small changes that can help their pocketbooks as well as the environment. Jennifer Hattam, Lifestyles Editor for "Sierra Magazine," says energy-saving light st

Watertown, SD - A proposed coal-fired South Dakota power plant faces a big hurdle in neighboring Minnesota today, as plans for a power line across the border come before the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. Environmental and scientific groups say the Commission should reject the plan, because

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