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PNS Daily News - December 11, 2019 


U.S. House to vote on two articles of impeachment; $1.4 trillion in planned oil & gas development said to put the world in "bright red level" of climate crisis; anti-protest legislation moves forward in Ohio; "forest farming" moves forward in Appalachia; and someone's putting cowboy hats on pigeons in Nevada.

2020Talks - December 11, 2019 


18 years ago today, China joined the WTO. Now, China's in a trade war with the U.S. Also, House Democrats and the Trump administration made a deal to move forward with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement.

Public News Service - WY: Climate Change/Air Quality

Plants and animals living in the Rocky Mountain West could face bigger challenges than previously expected as global temperatures rise, says a new University of Montana report. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Plants and animals living in the Rocky Mountain West could face bigger challenges than previously expected as global temperatures rise, according to a new study by the University of Montana. Its lead author, Solomon Dobrowski, an associate professor of forest landscape ecology, sa

A citizen science program is seeking volunteers to track monarch butterflies and milkweed plants. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – With monarch butterfly numbers on the decline, a Citizen Science program is calling for volunteers to help track the colorful insect and the milkweed plants they depend on for survival. Brenna Marsicek, outreach coordinator at the University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute

Wyoming's move to raise wind-production taxes could push companies to do business in other states. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming is the only state in the nation to tax wind energy production, and lawmakers recently moved to increase taxes to help fill the gap left by falling fossil fuel revenues. Critics fear higher taxes will push wind development to other states, costing taxpayers more in th

A new Oil and Gas Journal report found turn methane leaks into energy has helped Wyoming-based Jonah Energy cut labor costs and reduce waste. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo - Wyoming-based Jonah Energy was an early adopter of Optical Gas Imaging, and a new study published in the Oil and Gas Journal shows the company's investment in finding and fixing methane leaks is paying off. The report found since Jonah began using infrared FLIR cameras, it reduced re

Peabody Energy has provided funds to a network of groups that espouse climate change denial. (Peabody Energy)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Peabody Energy has financial ties to a network of individuals, nonprofits and political organizations that deny the existence of climate change, according to new documents made public in the company's bankruptcy filings. Jamie Corey, a researcher with the Center for Media and Demo

Carbon pollution from power plants would increase across the West if a proposal to merge California's energy market with PacifiCorp goes forward, according to a new study. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Carbon pollution from power plants would increase across the West if a proposal to merge California's energy market with PacifiCorp goes forward, according to a new study by the California Independent System Operator. Shane Levy, senior press secretary for the Sierra Club, s

Coal companies filing for bankruptcy could put taxpayers on the hook for cleanup costs. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Coal companies filing for bankruptcy could put taxpayers on the hook for cleanup costs. According to analysts, state and federal regulators failed to ensure that self-bonded companies had sufficient and enforceable resources for restoration. Fifty U.S. coal companies have filed for

Children and infants are especially at risk for health problems due to fracking, according to a new study. (AnitaStarzycka/Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Children and infants are especially at risk for health problems due to fracking, according to a new study by the Center for Environmental Health. Ellen Webb, health energy sciences and advocacy manager for the Center and the report's lead author, says it's the first comprehensive

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