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PNS Daily Newscast - August 6, 2020 


Facebook removes a Trump post because of "deceptive" COVID19 claims; small businesses seek more pandemic relief.


2020Talks - August 6, 2020 


Iowa's governor has restored the right to vote for people with past felony convictions via executive order; and Tennessee has a primary election today.

Public News Service - WY: Climate Change/Air Quality

PHOTO: It's National Moth Week. The white-lined sphinx moth is commonly found in Wyoming at dusk. Photo credit: J. Pinta (Redline2200).

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Dig out the flashlights for a nighttime adventure to celebrate National Moth Week. It highlights the role moths play in the ecosystem. They're pollinators, and their caterpillars are food for other species. Scott Shaw is a professor and curator of the University of Wyoming Insect M

PHOTO: Powder River Basin coal is singled out in a report by the Sierra Club that tracks carbon pollution. Photo credit: U.S. Geological Survey

GILLETTE, Wyo. - Powder River Basin coal is singled out in a report released today by the Sierra Club that tracks carbon pollution across the country. The basin, in northeastern Wyoming, contains the largest coal reserves in the continental U.S. suitable for mining. The country has depended on the r

LANDER, Wyo. - Natural gas goes up in flames every day in Wyoming during a process called "flaring." Those are the flames seen commonly at oil drilling sites, where the natural gas is a by-product. The Wyoming Outdoor Council has issued a report calling for a reduction of the practice because it ca

PHOTO: There's a warning about a new kind of refugee crisis  one connected to a changing climate. The stories about how climate-related disasters have, and are, displacing people around the world are featured in a new film that was shown in Jackson last night. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

JACKSON, Wyo. - There's a warning about a new kind of refugee crisis - one connected to a changing climate. Stories about how climate-related disasters are displacing people around the world are featured in a new film that was shown in Jackson on Sunday. The documentary comes from Refugees Internati

PHOTO: The National Park Service has released its final winter regulations for Yellowstone National Park. It took 15 years to craft the rules. Photo of Upper Geyser Basin courtesy of NPS.

JACKSON, Wyo. - A plan has been put in place to manage snowmobile and snowcoach use in Yellowstone National Park. The National Park Service finalized the regulations Tuesday - a process that took 15 years. There will be more vehicle traffic overall than current levels, said Tim Stevens, Northern R

PHOTO: Paintbrush Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. Grand Teton is a case study in a new report that highlights risks to national parks because of hydraulic fracturing. Photo credit: Sarah Zenner, NPS

MOOSE, Wyo. – Tread carefully when it comes to Grand Teton National Park. That's the gist of a new report from the National Parks Conservation Association that looks at how the hydraulic fracturing boom is creeping closer to park boundaries. Sharon Mader is the Grand Teton program manager

PHOTO: Silica dust by worker conducting sand transfer operations. Photo credit: NIOSH

CASPER, Wyo. - A federal study of the use of silica in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in oil and gas fields found that workers are sometimes overexposed to silica dust, which can lead to silicosis. It's a disease that reduces the lungs' ability to take in oxygen. Silica can also cause lung cance

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. - Oil-shale development possibilities on public lands in Wyoming are getting a fresh look from the Bureau of Land Management. A hearing is set for Friday in Rock Springs, and meetings also are being held in Colorado and Utah. While oil shale often is touted as a solution to feed

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