'; } // 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 South Dakotans Warned to Avoid Water with Toxic Algae Blooms Thu, 15 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-08-15/environment/south-dakotans-warned-to-avoid-water-with-toxic-algae-blooms/a67456-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-08-15/environment/south-dakotans-warned-to-avoid-water-with-toxic-algae-blooms/a67456-1 (Read More)]]> Animal Welfare Children's Climate Change/Air Quality Environment Health Public Lands/Wilderness Rural/Farming Toxics Water New Congress Makes Second Pass to Restore National Parks Fri, 03 May 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-03/budget-policy-and-priorities/new-congress-makes-second-pass-to-restore-national-parks/a66345-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-03/budget-policy-and-priorities/new-congress-makes-second-pass-to-restore-national-parks/a66345-1 a bill re-introduced in Congress to increase funds for overdue repairs hanging in the balance. Badlands National Park needs $66 million worth of repairs, and another $20 million for Wind Cave. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Groups Call Feds' Response to Parks During Shutdown Shady, Reckless Mon, 14 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-01-14/budget-policy-and-priorities/groups-call-feds-response-to-parks-during-shutdown-shady-reckless/a65214-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-01-14/budget-policy-and-priorities/groups-call-feds-response-to-parks-during-shutdown-shady-reckless/a65214-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Consumer Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Public Lands/Wilderness SD's Badlands Among National Parks with Overdue Maintenance Mon, 19 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-11-19/environment/sds-badlands-among-national-parks-with-overdue-maintenance/a64681-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-11-19/environment/sds-badlands-among-national-parks-with-overdue-maintenance/a64681-1 Restore Our Parks Act has gotten through committees with bipartisan support, but with time running short in this session, it still needs approval on the House and Senate floor. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Consumer Cultural Resources Environment Public Lands/Wilderness SD TIPS Program Aimed at Poachers, Not Hunters Tue, 28 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-08-28/animal-welfare/sd-tips-program-aimed-at-poachers-not-hunters/a63811-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-08-28/animal-welfare/sd-tips-program-aimed-at-poachers-not-hunters/a63811-1 (Read More)]]> Animal Welfare Community Issues and Volunteering Public Lands/Wilderness SD Takes Proactive Approach to Emerald Ash Borer Infestation Thu, 12 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-07-12/environment/sd-takes-proactive-approach-to-emerald-ash-borer-infestation/a63270-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-07-12/environment/sd-takes-proactive-approach-to-emerald-ash-borer-infestation/a63270-1 (Read More)]]> Consumer Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Aging Alters Americans' Support of Environmental Spending Mon, 09 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-07-09/environment/aging-alters-americans-support-of-environmental-spending/a63258-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-07-09/environment/aging-alters-americans-support-of-environmental-spending/a63258-1 new study suggests most people don't stay environmentally conscious as they get older. Researchers analyzed data from the General Social Survey, a large questionnaire that's been around since the 1970s. ...(Read More)]]> Civic Engagement Climate Change/Air Quality Community Issues and Volunteering Environment Oceans Public Lands/Wilderness Sage-Grouse Plan Changes Decried By Scientists Mon, 02 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-07-02/endangered-species-and-wildlife/sage-grouse-plan-changes-decried-by-scientists/a63138-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-07-02/endangered-species-and-wildlife/sage-grouse-plan-changes-decried-by-scientists/a63138-1 signed a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke expressing concern over the Bureau of Land Management's proposal to focus more on individual states' approaches to conservation, rather than habitat-wide efforts. ...(Read More)]]> Animal Welfare Civic Engagement Endangered Species & Wildlife Public Lands/Wilderness Popular SD Recreation Area Under Siege from Sand Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-06-11/environment/popular-sd-recreation-area-under-siege-from-sand/a62808-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-06-11/environment/popular-sd-recreation-area-under-siege-from-sand/a62808-1 (Read More)]]> Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Water National Get Outdoors Day Is Saturday, June 9th Fri, 08 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-06-08/consumer-issues/national-get-outdoors-day-is-saturday-june-9th/a62820-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-06-08/consumer-issues/national-get-outdoors-day-is-saturday-june-9th/a62820-1 National Get Outdoors Day, encouraging American families to participate in traditional and non-traditional outdoor activities. One goal of the day is to reach underserved populations and first-time visitors to public lands. ...(Read More)]]> Consumer Public Lands/Wilderness South Dakotans Can Support Monarch Butterfly Survival Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-05-22/endangered-species-and-wildlife/south-dakotans-can-support-monarch-butterfly-survival/a62608-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-05-22/endangered-species-and-wildlife/south-dakotans-can-support-monarch-butterfly-survival/a62608-1 National Wildlife Federation, and can only be revived with a conservation strategy that improves its habitat by increasing its food supply. ...(Read More)]]> Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Rural/Farming Sustainable Agriculture Mobile App Motivates Recreationalists to Report Environmental Damages Mon, 26 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-02-26/environment/mobile-app-motivates-recreationalists-to-report-environmental-damages/a61602-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-02-26/environment/mobile-app-motivates-recreationalists-to-report-environmental-damages/a61602-1 (Read More)]]> Civic Engagement Cultural Resources Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Bipartisan Bill Could Reduce Cost to Protect Threatened Species Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-12-18/endangered-species-and-wildlife/bipartisan-bill-could-reduce-cost-to-protect-threatened-species/a60665-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-12-18/endangered-species-and-wildlife/bipartisan-bill-could-reduce-cost-to-protect-threatened-species/a60665-1 Recovering America's Wildlife Act, it would fund states' wildlife management efforts before species are in dire need of help. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Consumer Endangered Species & Wildlife Public Lands/Wilderness Victory for Tribes as Court Orders More Oversight of DAPL Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-12-05/environment/victory-for-tribes-as-court-orders-more-oversight-of-dapl/a60534-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-12-05/environment/victory-for-tribes-as-court-orders-more-oversight-of-dapl/a60534-1 ordered greater oversight of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Citing the recent spill from the Keystone Pipeline, U.S. ...(Read More)]]> Energy Policy Environment Native American Public Lands/Wilderness Toxics Urban Planning/Transportation SD Scientist: Climate Change Causing Fire Season to Heat Up Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-04-18/climate-change-air-quality/sd-scientist-climate-change-causing-fire-season-to-heat-up/a57309-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-04-18/climate-change-air-quality/sd-scientist-climate-change-causing-fire-season-to-heat-up/a57309-1 recent research confirms that states will need to brace for more frequent, and bigger, wildfires because of climate change. South Dakota State University scientist Mark Cochrane studied more than a decade's worth of satellite data examining nearly 23,000 fires worldwide. ...(Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Cooperation Needed to Protect Public Lands, Wildlife Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-11-14/environment/cooperation-needed-to-protect-public-lands-wildlife/a54940-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-11-14/environment/cooperation-needed-to-protect-public-lands-wildlife/a54940-1 (Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Native Youth Protest Dakota Access Pipeline Tue, 02 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-08-02/environment/native-youth-protest-dakota-access-pipeline/a53349-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-08-02/environment/native-youth-protest-dakota-access-pipeline/a53349-1 (Read More)]]> Community Issues and Volunteering Cultural Resources Energy Policy Environment Native American Public Lands/Wilderness Rural/Farming Toxics Water Latino Conservation Week Highlights Importance of SD's Protected Lands Mon, 18 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-07-18/immigrant-issues/latino-conservation-week-highlights-importance-of-sds-protected-lands/a52961-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-07-18/immigrant-issues/latino-conservation-week-highlights-importance-of-sds-protected-lands/a52961-1 (Read More)]]> Civic Engagement Community Issues and Volunteering Cultural Resources Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Immigrant Public Lands/Wilderness SD Tribal Leaders Ride to Oppose Oil Pipeline Plans Fri, 01 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-04-01/environment/sd-tribal-leaders-ride-to-oppose-oil-pipeline-plans/a51175-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-04-01/environment/sd-tribal-leaders-ride-to-oppose-oil-pipeline-plans/a51175-1 protest over the nearly $4 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline project. Tribal members are joining in a 20-mile horse ride inside the Standing Rock Reservation to set up a camp site at the Cannonball River near the North Dakota-South Dakota border. ...(Read More)]]> Community Issues and Volunteering Cultural Resources Energy Policy Environment Native American Public Lands/Wilderness Rural/Farming Water Sportsman's Group Urges Congress to Hold Line on Wildlife Funding Fri, 04 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-03-04/public-lands-wilderness/sportsmans-group-urges-congress-to-hold-line-on-wildlife-funding/a50690-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-03-04/public-lands-wilderness/sportsmans-group-urges-congress-to-hold-line-on-wildlife-funding/a50690-1 (Read More)]]> Animal Welfare 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 SD Wildlife Official: Handgun Hunting's for the Birds Mon, 22 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-02-22/public-lands-wilderness/sd-wildlife-official-handgun-huntings-for-the-birds/a50484-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-02-22/public-lands-wilderness/sd-wildlife-official-handgun-huntings-for-the-birds/a50484-1 (Read More)]]> Animal Welfare Community Issues and Volunteering Consumer Environment Family/Father Issues Health Hunger/Food/Nutrition Public Lands/Wilderness Rural/Farming Advocates Say Biking Bill Could Be Hazardous, Hurt Tourism Thu, 28 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-01-28/urban-planning-transportation/advocates-say-biking-bill-could-be-hazardous-hurt-tourism/a50100-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-01-28/urban-planning-transportation/advocates-say-biking-bill-could-be-hazardous-hurt-tourism/a50100-1 HB 1073. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Consumer Environment Health Public Lands/Wilderness Rural/Farming Urban Planning/Transportation 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 South Dakotans Urged to Be Outdoors: It's "National Park and Rec Month" Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-07-16/health-issues/south-dakotans-urged-to-be-outdoors-its-national-park-and-rec-month/a40577-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-07-16/health-issues/south-dakotans-urged-to-be-outdoors-its-national-park-and-rec-month/a40577-1 (Read More)]]> Consumer Environment Health Public Lands/Wilderness USGS Scientists Uproot Long-held Beliefs about Trees Mon, 27 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-01-27/environment/usgs-scientists-uproot-long-held-beliefs-about-trees/a37131-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-01-27/environment/usgs-scientists-uproot-long-held-beliefs-about-trees/a37131-1 new study from the U.S. ...(Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Report: Big Game Facing Big Risks from Climate Change Fri, 15 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2013-11-15/climate-change-air-quality/report-big-game-facing-big-risks-from-climate-change/a35663-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2013-11-15/climate-change-air-quality/report-big-game-facing-big-risks-from-climate-change/a35663-1 (Read More)]]> Animal Welfare Budget Policy & Priorities Climate Change/Air Quality Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Hunting Season Can Mean Unexpected Heart Strain Fri, 18 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2013-10-18/health-issues/hunting-season-can-mean-unexpected-heart-strain/a35106-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2013-10-18/health-issues/hunting-season-can-mean-unexpected-heart-strain/a35106-1 (Read More)]]> Environment Health Public Lands/Wilderness Report: Birds Can't Fly Faster than Climate Change Mon, 08 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2013-07-08/climate-change-air-quality/report-birds-cant-fly-faster-than-climate-change/a33344-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2013-07-08/climate-change-air-quality/report-birds-cant-fly-faster-than-climate-change/a33344-1 report from the National Wildlife Federation, and they're having trouble adapting. In South Dakota, that means the red-winged blackbirds in the wetlands, sage grouse in the western grasslands, and world-class duck-hunting in the pothole region in the northeast are all are being affected. ...(Read More)]]> Animal Welfare Climate Change/Air Quality Endangered Species & Wildlife Energy Policy Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Climate Change: Threat to National Security, Says Pentagon Mon, 24 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2013-06-24/climate-change-air-quality/climate-change-threat-to-national-security-says-pentagon/a33150-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2013-06-24/climate-change-air-quality/climate-change-threat-to-national-security-says-pentagon/a33150-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Climate Change/Air Quality Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Sportsmen: Conservation as Important as Gun Rights Mon, 08 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2012-10-08/public-lands-wilderness/sportsmen-conservation-as-important-as-gun-rights/a28779-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2012-10-08/public-lands-wilderness/sportsmen-conservation-as-important-as-gun-rights/a28779-1 poll of sportsmen by the National Wildlife Federation. Nearly half said those two priorities have equal weight. ...(Read More)]]> Civic Engagement Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Report: Outdoor Time Boosts Academic Performance for SD Kids Tue, 14 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2010-09-14/public-lands-wilderness/report-outdoor-time-boosts-academic-performance-for-sd-kids/a15939-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2010-09-14/public-lands-wilderness/report-outdoor-time-boosts-academic-performance-for-sd-kids/a15939-1 National Wildlife Federation (NWF) shows that's not in South Dakota kids' best interest when it comes to school performance and behavior. NWF vice president of education and training Kevin Coyle makes the case for schools to reinstate regular recess periods, as well as add school gardens and outside adventures. ...(Read More)]]> Children's Cultural Resources Early Childhood Education Education Family/Father Issues Health Public Lands/Wilderness Youth Study: Wind Providing More Than 10% of Total Power in SD Mon, 09 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2010-08-09/energy-policy/study-wind-providing-more-than-10-of-total-power-in-sd/a15360-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2010-08-09/energy-policy/study-wind-providing-more-than-10-of-total-power-in-sd/a15360-1 (Read More)]]> Consumer Energy Policy Environment Climate Change/Air Quality Public Lands/Wilderness Rural/Farming Next Step for Wilderness Designation in South Dakota Thu, 17 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2010-06-17/public-lands-wilderness/next-step-for-wilderness-designation-in-south-dakota/a14535-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2010-06-17/public-lands-wilderness/next-step-for-wilderness-designation-in-south-dakota/a14535-1 (Read More)]]> Public Lands/Wilderness Environment Endangered Species & Wildlife Report: BP Can’t Be Singled Out Wed, 19 May 2010 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2010-05-19/environment/report-bp-cant-be-singled-out/a14056-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2010-05-19/environment/report-bp-cant-be-singled-out/a14056-1 Global Exchange has found that operating errors and incidents around the globe are more common than the public likely realizes because most events don't make the news. According to report lead author Antonia Juhasz, accessing information about environmental and cultural damage connected to oil production is difficult. ...(Read More)]]> Energy Policy Environment Environmental Justice Oceans Public Lands/Wilderness Social Justice Water Environmental Health Risks: Not Just Cancer Fri, 14 May 2010 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2010-05-14/health-issues/environmental-health-risks-not-just-cancer/a13944-2 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2010-05-14/health-issues/environmental-health-risks-not-just-cancer/a13944-2 (Read More)]]> Youth Women's Water Waste Reduction/Recycling Toxics Smoking Prevention Senior Rural/Farming Public Lands/Wilderness Oceans Nuclear Waste Mental Health Hunger/Food/Nutrition Health Environmental Justice Environment Education Early Childhood Education Disabilities Criminal Justice Consumer Community Issues and Volunteering Climate Change/Air Quality Children's Budget Policy & Priorities Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Move Made to Designate South Dakota Wilderness. Thu, 06 May 2010 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2010-05-06/public-lands-wilderness/move-made-to-designate-south-dakota-wilderness/a13823-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2010-05-06/public-lands-wilderness/move-made-to-designate-south-dakota-wilderness/a13823-1 (Read More)]]> Public Lands/Wilderness South Dakota a Leader in Sage-Grouse Habitat? Wed, 14 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2010-04-14/endangered-species-and-wildlife/south-dakota-a-leader-in-sage-grouse-habitat/a13452-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2010-04-14/endangered-species-and-wildlife/south-dakota-a-leader-in-sage-grouse-habitat/a13452-1 South Dakota Wildlife Federation says South Dakota has the right environment for rebuilding sage-grouse numbers. ...(Read More)]]> Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Rural/Farming Sustainable Agriculture Support Growing For West River Wilderness Area Tue, 16 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2010-03-16/public-lands-wilderness/support-growing-for-west-river-wilderness-area/a13070-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2010-03-16/public-lands-wilderness/support-growing-for-west-river-wilderness-area/a13070-1 (Read More)]]> Cultural Resources Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Rural/Farming Global Warming Responsible for Wacky Weather? 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. Chris Hesla with the South Dakota Wildlife Federation says the unusual conditions we have seen this winter may become the norm. ...(Read More)]]> Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Climate Change/Air Quality Public Lands/Wilderness Rural/Farming Sustainable Agriculture Urban Planning/Transportation Water Clock Running to Clean Up Air in National Parks Thu, 07 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2010-01-07/global-warming-air-quality/clock-running-to-clean-up-air-in-national-parks/a12110-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2010-01-07/global-warming-air-quality/clock-running-to-clean-up-air-in-national-parks/a12110-1 (Read More)]]> Energy Policy Environment Climate Change/Air Quality Health Public Lands/Wilderness Wilderness Act Observes 45th Anniversary - A Big Year for S. Dak. Thu, 03 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2009-09-03/public-lands-wilderness/wilderness-act-observes-45th-anniversary-a-big-year-for-s-dak/a10375-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2009-09-03/public-lands-wilderness/wilderness-act-observes-45th-anniversary-a-big-year-for-s-dak/a10375-1 South Dakota Wildlife Federation, says the state currently has one wilderness area in the Black Hills, and with Congressional approval, could add more this year in the Buffalo Gap National Grasslands. ...(Read More)]]> Public Lands/Wilderness New Book Highlights Importance of Preserving S. Dakota's Wild Lands Wed, 10 Jun 2009 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2009-06-10/public-lands-wilderness/new-book-highlights-importance-of-preserving-s-dakotas-wild-lands/a9267-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2009-06-10/public-lands-wilderness/new-book-highlights-importance-of-preserving-s-dakotas-wild-lands/a9267-1 Our Wilderness: America's Common Ground. ...(Read More)]]> Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Earth Day in SD - A Time to Reflect on Environmental Progress Wed, 22 Apr 2009 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2009-04-22/public-lands-wilderness/earth-day-in-sd-a-time-to-reflect-on-environmental-progress/a8672-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2009-04-22/public-lands-wilderness/earth-day-in-sd-a-time-to-reflect-on-environmental-progress/a8672-1 Campaign for America's Wilderness policy director Doug Scott was one of two graduate students who served on the board of directors that organized the first Earth Day observance in 1970. ...(Read More)]]> Cultural Resources Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Climate Change/Air Quality Public Lands/Wilderness Walk More Live Longer! Wed, 08 Apr 2009 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2009-04-08/health-issues/walk-more-live-longer/a8518-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2009-04-08/health-issues/walk-more-live-longer/a8518-1 American Heart Association reminds us that a person gains about two hours of longer life for each hour spent exercising. Accordingly, the Association is teaming up with South Dakota corporations to encourage residents to include 30 minutes of walking in their daily schedules and thus to prolong their lives by decreasing the risk of heart disease and stroke. Tracey Stoneall, corporate events director for the American Heart Association, says today’s ground-breaking campaign is a call to action for South Dakota residents to take a stand against heart disease by becoming more active. ...(Read More)]]> Consumer Health Public Lands/Wilderness Landmark Public Lands Bill Awaits President’s Signature Thu, 26 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2009-03-26/public-lands-wilderness/landmark-public-lands-bill-awaits-presidents-signature/a8415-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2009-03-26/public-lands-wilderness/landmark-public-lands-bill-awaits-presidents-signature/a8415-1 Campaign for America's Wilderness, says it's an important piece of legislation that will preserve special areas across the country for future generations. ...(Read More)]]> Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Environmental Justice Public Lands/Wilderness S.Dak. Tribal Youths Attend "Power Shift '09" Mon, 02 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2009-03-02/energy-policy/s-dak-tribal-youths-attend-power-shift-09/a8162-2 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2009-03-02/energy-policy/s-dak-tribal-youths-attend-power-shift-09/a8162-2 National Wildlife Federation, says the more than 10,000 students who bused to the national capital, among them tribal youth, will be spending today with lawmakers. "Tribal schools from across North and South Dakota have what they call the Tribal Campus Climate Challenge, so they're coming and will be represented." Madry says that many of the students who are in Washington were very active in the recent election campaign and feel the first few months of the new administration are critical. "...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Civic Engagement Energy Policy Environment Native American Public Lands/Wilderness Youth U-S Senate Approves Legislation Declaring Millions of Acres Wilderness Fri, 16 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2009-01-16/public-lands-wilderness/u-s-senate-approves-legislation-declaring-millions-of-acres-wilderness/a7689-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2009-01-16/public-lands-wilderness/u-s-senate-approves-legislation-declaring-millions-of-acres-wilderness/a7689-1 (Read More)]]> Endangered Species & Wildlife Native American Public Lands/Wilderness Rural/Farming Conservation Group Tracking S.Dak Uranium Exploration Fri, 02 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2009-01-02/environment/conservation-group-tracking-s-dak-uranium-exploration/a7531-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2009-01-02/environment/conservation-group-tracking-s-dak-uranium-exploration/a7531-1 Sierra Club of South Dakota, warn that water pollution will be a major concern if the Canadian-based mining company Powertech USA is given a state permit to mine for uranium near Edgemont. Shirley Frederick, with the Sierra Club's Black Hills Group, says there's a high likelihood that aquifers will become polluted if an injection-well recovery system is used to mine the ore. "Powertech is going to do in situ leach uranium mining. "...(Read More)]]> Energy Policy Environment Environmental Justice Climate Change/Air Quality Native American Nuclear Waste Public Lands/Wilderness Toxics Water SD Goes "Wild" For National Public Lands Day Celebration Fri, 26 Sep 2008 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2008-09-26/public-lands-wilderness/sd-goes-wild-for-national-public-lands-day-celebration/a6581-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2008-09-26/public-lands-wilderness/sd-goes-wild-for-national-public-lands-day-celebration/a6581-1 South Dakota Wild Grassland Coalition says this is a great time of the year for people to get out and see the areas first-hand. They encompass nearly 60,000 acres. ...(Read More)]]> Environment Public Lands/Wilderness