PNS Weekend Newscast - May 27th, 2016 

In the news this weekend: an attack in Egypt kills over two dozen people, President Trump's son in law is under the microscope in the Russian spying investigation, and it may take an entire village to save the planet.

Daily Newscasts

Public News Service - CO: Endangered Species & Wildlife

The Endangered Species Coalition has released its Top 10 list of species in need of protections, including the greater sage-grouse. (BLM)

DENVER - As the Obama administration prepares to hand over the reins to President-elect Donald Trump, the Endangered Species Coalition has produced a Top 10 list of at-risk species in need of protections. The greater sage-grouse, the centerpiece of an ongoing federal effort to conserve more than 60

More than 7 million acres of wildlife habitat have been lost due to the federal Renewable Fuel Standard for ethanol. (Pixabay)

DENVER – U.S. farmers have plowed under more than seven million acres of wildlife habitat, mostly to grow corn needed to produce ethanol gasoline, according to a new report by the National Wildlife Federation. David DeGennaro, an Agriculture Policy Specialist and the report's author, said th

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is proposing killing natural predators, including cougars, to increase deer populations. (Pixabay)

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife's proposal to boost declining mule deer numbers by killing cougars and black bears in two segments of the Piceance Basin is coming under fire from wildlife conservationists. Commissioners are meeting in Fort Collins Wednesday to vote on the pla

Methane waste from oil and gas production threatens wildlife, according to a new report that also says capturing the gas presents an economic opportunity. (Pixabay)

DENVER - Methane waste from oil and gas production threatens wildlife, but according to a new report by the National Wildlife Federation, capturing the gas also presents an economic opportunity for Colorado businesses and residents. The report linked methane pollution's contribution to climate chan

Conservationists are hoping Democrats and Republicans will reflect on the nation's natural resources as a way to move beyond partisan divides. (Pixabay)

DENVER – With the 2016 presidential election now over, conservationists are hoping common ground can be found to safeguard the nation's natural resources in Colorado and across the country. David Ellenberger, Rocky Mountain regional outreach coordinator for the National Wildlife Federation,

The Bureau of Land Management oversees one out of every ten acres of land in the nation, including Colorado's Browns Canyon National Monument. (BLM)

DENVER – On this day in 1976, President Gerald Ford signed legislation that changed the way the feds oversee millions of acres of land, requiring for the first time that they be managed with conservation in mind. Before the Federal Land Policy Management Act or FLPMA, the Bureau of Land Manage

Business leaders are convening today to address challenges facing the Colorado River system. (Pixabay)

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. – Business and community leaders are meeting on Thursday in Glenwood Springs to learn more about challenges facing the Colorado River system and discuss potential solutions. Western Slope rivers feeding the Colorado supply drinking water to 36 million people, help irr

Hunter and angler groups are urging candidates to protect publicly owned lands. (Pixabay)

DENVER – As the Bureau of Land Management considers allowing oil and gas production near Rocky Mountain National Park, 40 outdoors organizations from across the country released a letter today asking all presidential candidates to support publicly owned lands. Suzanne O'Neill, executive dire

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