'; } // 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. 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Budget Policy & Priorities Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Public Lands/Wilderness USDA to Give Organic Farmers New Conservation Tool Mon, 29 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-02-29/rural-farming/usda-to-give-organic-farmers-new-conservation-tool/a50598-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-02-29/rural-farming/usda-to-give-organic-farmers-new-conservation-tool/a50598-1 U.S. ...(Read More)]]> Water Waste Reduction/Recycling Rural/Farming Public Lands/Wilderness Hunger/Food/Nutrition Environment Endangered Species & Wildlife Consumer Community Issues and Volunteering Climate Change/Air Quality Budget Policy & Priorities Meet the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee – Before It's Too Late Tue, 29 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-09-29/budget-policy-and-priorities/meet-the-rusty-patched-bumble-bee-before-its-too-late/a48331-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-09-29/budget-policy-and-priorities/meet-the-rusty-patched-bumble-bee-before-its-too-late/a48331-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Consumer Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Toxics Concern in South Dakota Over Bee-Killing Pesticides Mon, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-05-18/environment/concern-in-south-dakota-over-bee-killing-pesticides/a46272-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-05-18/environment/concern-in-south-dakota-over-bee-killing-pesticides/a46272-1 (Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Consumer Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Rural/Farming Advocates: Don’t Muddy the Water Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-10-17/environment/advocates-dont-muddy-the-water/a42324-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-10-17/environment/advocates-dont-muddy-the-water/a42324-1 (Read More)]]> Environment Endangered Species & 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Tue, 02 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2010-02-02/global-warming-air-quality/global-warming-responsible-for-wacky-weather/a12526-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2010-02-02/global-warming-air-quality/global-warming-responsible-for-wacky-weather/a12526-1 National Wildlife Federation has just released a report that details some of the extremes. 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Fri, 15 Aug 2008 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2008-08-15/endangered-species-and-wildlife/endangered-species-act-endangered/a5942-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2008-08-15/endangered-species-and-wildlife/endangered-species-act-endangered/a5942-1 South Dakota Sierra Club, says the plan lets each federal agency decide if its own actions or projects might harm a species. He warns they eliminate the requirement that federal agency plans be approved by the U.S. ...(Read More)]]> Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment S.Dak. Endangered Species Day Celebration Targets Mountain Lions Fri, 16 May 2008 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2008-05-16/environment/s-dak-endangered-species-day-celebration-targets-mountain-lions/a5148-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2008-05-16/environment/s-dak-endangered-species-day-celebration-targets-mountain-lions/a5148-1 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 with the Oglala Parks and Recreation Authority, says the mountain lion is the only large predator on the reservation, and her group wants to know whether the animals are just visiting, or there to stay. "They are a key part of our ecosystem. 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