'; } // return array of supporters (Supporter,Link), selected randomly function randomSupporters($limit = false) { $sql = "Select * from ActiveSupporters"; if ($limit) $sql .= " limit $num"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $res = array(); if ($result) { while ($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result)) { $link = trim($row['Website'] != ''?$row['Website']: ($row['FacebookFollowing']?$row['Facebook']: ($row['TwitterFollowing']?$row['Twitter']: ($row['GooglePlusFollowing']?$row['GooglePlus']: ($row['OtherSocialMedia']?$row['OtherSocialMedia']:false) ) ) ) ); if ($link && strncasecmp($link,'http:',5)) $link = 'http://'.$link; $res[] = array('Supporter'=>$row['GroupName'],'Link'=>$link); } } return $res; } // return Weekly Audience Average function weeklyAudienceAverage() { $sql = "select * from BrochureGeneral where Dname='WeeklyAudienceAverage'"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $row = mysql_fetch_array($result); if ($row) return $row['DValue']; } ?> Public News Service Newscasts https://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php Public News Service The Public News Service provides reporting on a wide range of social, community, and environmental issues for mainstream and alternative media. Public News Service info@publicnewsservice.org no Time is Short to Comment on Timber Harvest in Indiana State Forests Thu, 02 May 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-02/public-lands-wilderness/time-is-short-to-comment-on-timber-harvest-in-indiana-state-forests/a66349-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-02/public-lands-wilderness/time-is-short-to-comment-on-timber-harvest-in-indiana-state-forests/a66349-1 Indiana Department of Natural Resources is taking public comment on a logging plan for several tracts in the Harrison-Crawford State Forest, which total about 500 acres. 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Those who use popular trails such as Knobstone and Tecumseh say more trees are being harvested now than ever, and in some areas, the trails they hike are closed. ...(Read More)]]> Civic Engagement Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Sustainable Agriculture Indiana's Natural Resources Need a Champion Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-01-17/endangered-species-and-wildlife/indianas-natural-resources-need-a-champion/a55960-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-01-17/endangered-species-and-wildlife/indianas-natural-resources-need-a-champion/a55960-1 (Read More)]]> Civic Engagement Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Report: Coal Mining Accounts for 11% of Greenhouse Gas Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-01-13/environment/report-coal-mining-accounts-for-11-of-greenhouse-gas/a55907-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-01-13/environment/report-coal-mining-accounts-for-11-of-greenhouse-gas/a55907-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Climate Change/Air Quality Consumer Energy Policy Environment Health Public Lands/Wilderness Toxics Is Logging Liquidating Biodiversity in Indiana Forests? Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-11-16/environment/is-logging-liquidating-biodiversity-in-indiana-forests/a54968-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-11-16/environment/is-logging-liquidating-biodiversity-in-indiana-forests/a54968-1 Indiana Forest Alliance has gotten a two-year grant to expand the study. The inventory, known as the Ecoblitz, has focused on a 900-acre tract of the Morgan-Monroe State Forest, and the new funding means scientists can add the Hoosier National Forest and one other state forest, yet to be determined. ...(Read More)]]> Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Sustainable Agriculture Candidates Being Called On at Great Lakes Meeting Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-09-22/water/candidates-being-called-on-at-great-lakes-meeting/a54132-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-09-22/water/candidates-being-called-on-at-great-lakes-meeting/a54132-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Water Presidential Candidates Urged to Keep Public Lands Affordable Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-09-09/public-lands-wilderness/presidential-candidates-urged-to-keep-public-lands-affordable/a53955-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-09-09/public-lands-wilderness/presidential-candidates-urged-to-keep-public-lands-affordable/a53955-1 (Read More)]]> Cultural Resources Endangered Species & Wildlife Public Lands/Wilderness Study: Retailers Switching to "Bee-Friendly" Plants Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-08-18/budget-policy-and-priorities/study-retailers-switching-to-bee-friendly-plants/a53603-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-08-18/budget-policy-and-priorities/study-retailers-switching-to-bee-friendly-plants/a53603-1 tests found significant decreases in the use of bee-killing pesticides on "bee-friendly" plants. 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Michael Saul, a senior attorney with the Center, says that's how much carbon the president could keep from being extracted on publicly owned lands without waiting for Congress. "This is a hugely powerful and immediately available tool to mitigate the potentially catastrophic effects of climate change," says Saul. 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Pollster Lori Weigel, principal at Public Opinion Strategies, said there is strong intuitive understanding about the value of small waterways. ...(Read More)]]> Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Water Endangered Species Act Popular, Survey Finds Wed, 15 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-07-15/environment/endangered-species-act-popular-survey-finds/a47160-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-07-15/environment/endangered-species-act-popular-survey-finds/a47160-1 a survey conducted by Tulchin Research for Defenders of Wildlife and Earthjustice. In addition, nearly three-fourths of those polled say decisions about listings should be made by biologists with the U.S. ...(Read More)]]> Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Endangered Species Coalition Warns Next Generation May Never See Some Species Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-09-29/environment/endangered-species-coalition-warns-next-generation-may-never-see-some-species/a41946-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-09-29/environment/endangered-species-coalition-warns-next-generation-may-never-see-some-species/a41946-1 new report from the Endangered Species Coalition. The report lists 10 species that have been documented as declining, and at a rate that could mean the next generation may not get to see them in the great outdoors. Leda Huta, executive director of the Endangered Species Coalition, says the list includes the monarch butterfly, which has seen a population decline of more than 90 percent. ...(Read More)]]> Civic Engagement Climate Change/Air Quality Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Oceans Public Lands/Wilderness Toxics Urban Planning/Transportation Water Alternate Plan Offered to Protect Central Indiana River Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-08-19/environment/alternate-plan-offered-to-protect-central-indiana-river/a41154-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-08-19/environment/alternate-plan-offered-to-protect-central-indiana-river/a41154-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Civic Engagement Community Issues and Volunteering Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Urban Planning/Transportation Water Indiana Group: Proposed Dam Threatens Environment, Recreation Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-07-21/environment/indiana-group-proposed-dam-threatens-environment-recreation/a40405-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-07-21/environment/indiana-group-proposed-dam-threatens-environment-recreation/a40405-1 Mounds Lake Reservoir northeast of Indianapolis is constructed. Community leaders in Anderson want to build a dam on the West Fork White River that would create the reservoir, extending seven miles upriver, in hopes of boosting economic development and improving flood control. But Tim Maloney, senior policy director for the Hoosier Environmental Council, says damming a free-flowing river has serious consequences for the aquatic ecosystem. ...(Read More)]]> Water Public Lands/Wilderness Native American Environment Endangered Species & Wildlife Consumer Civic Engagement Budget Policy & Priorities Hoosiers Urged to Enjoy Great Outdoors Throughout July Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-07-15/environment/hoosiers-urged-to-enjoy-great-outdoors-throughout-july/a40408-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-07-15/environment/hoosiers-urged-to-enjoy-great-outdoors-throughout-july/a40408-1 National Park and Recreation Month, running throughout July. Ginger Murphy, assistant director for stewardship with Indiana State Parks and Reservoirs, says there are more than 32 state parks across Indiana for people to enjoy. Despite the summer heat, she hopes residents will get outside for some family time, exercise, and to explore the state's natural settings. ...(Read More)]]> Public Lands/Wilderness Environment A Weekend to Celebrate Indiana's Feathered Friends Fri, 09 May 2014 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-05-09/environment/a-weekend-to-celebrate-indianas-feathered-friends/a39264-2 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-05-09/environment/a-weekend-to-celebrate-indianas-feathered-friends/a39264-2 report says birds are multi-billion-dollar economic drivers – and that protecting them also requires protecting Canada's boreal forest. The Boreal Songbird Initiative says in order to play its role as the bird nursery of North America, at least half of the massive Canadian forest must be kept free of large-scale industrial development. ...(Read More)]]> Animal Welfare Budget Policy & Priorities Civil Rights Climate Change/Air Quality Energy Policy Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Indiana Woman Honored by Obama as a “Champion of Change” Thu, 20 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-03-20/environment/indiana-woman-honored-by-obama-as-a-champion-of-change/a38266-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-03-20/environment/indiana-woman-honored-by-obama-as-a-champion-of-change/a38266-1 (Read More)]]> Civic Engagement Community Issues and Volunteering Environment Health Public Lands/Wilderness Rural/Farming Water Expert Weighs In on Indiana's Deer Dilemma Tue, 10 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2013-12-10/environment/expert-weighs-in-on-indianas-deer-dilemma/a36152-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2013-12-10/environment/expert-weighs-in-on-indianas-deer-dilemma/a36152-1 (Read More)]]> Animal Welfare Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Hunger/Food/Nutrition Public Lands/Wilderness Poll: Public Lands Access, Preservation Should be Priorities Mon, 29 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2012-10-29/public-lands-wilderness/poll-public-lands-access-preservation-should-be-priorities/a28959-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2012-10-29/public-lands-wilderness/poll-public-lands-access-preservation-should-be-priorities/a28959-1 poll of sportsmen by the National Wildlife Federation. Nearly half said those two priorities have equal weight in their minds. And given a choice between prioritizing oil and gas production or protecting public lands, 35 percent chose the fuel and 49 percent chose the public lands. ...(Read More)]]> Endangered Species & Wildlife Energy Policy Environment Public Lands/Wilderness IN Forest Restoration Part of New Management Guidelines Mon, 06 Feb 2012 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2012-02-06/endangered-species-and-wildlife/in-forest-restoration-part-of-new-management-guidelines/a24562-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2012-02-06/endangered-species-and-wildlife/in-forest-restoration-part-of-new-management-guidelines/a24562-1 (Read More)]]> Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Water Indiana Conservation Groups Await Word on Congressional Funding Cuts Wed, 16 Nov 2011 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2011-11-16/budget-policy-and-priorities/indiana-conservation-groups-await-word-on-congressional-funding-cuts/a23173-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2011-11-16/budget-policy-and-priorities/indiana-conservation-groups-await-word-on-congressional-funding-cuts/a23173-1 a new report from the National Wildlife Federation, compared with 7 percent for other non-defense, discretionary spending. Brenda Archambo, an outreach consultant for the federation, says these programs are already stretched as thin as they can go. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Environment Public Lands/Wilderness