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PNS Daily Newscast - February 20, 2018 


A day in court for the alleged Florida school shooter; also on our nationwide rundown; a 24 hour hotline "reignited" to support immigrants; plus a new study finds prescription drugs in the Hudson River from Troy all the way down to New York City.

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Public News Service - CO: Environment

Outdoor recreation supports more than 100,000 jobs and contributes more than $10 billion to Colorado's economy annually. (Pixabay)

DENVER — Conservationists, sports enthusiasts, hunters and anglers are gearing up for a battle over the Trump administration's proposed 2019 budget, which cuts the U.S. Department of Interior's funding by 17 percent. Public lands advocates also are concerned that Trump's infrastructure plan wo

Government investment helped increase China's share of worldwide solar cell and panel production from 7 percent in 2005 to 61 percent in 2012. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Nearly 10,000 jobs nationwide were lost in the solar industry in 2017, according to a new report released by The Solar Foundation. But the group's eighth annual national jobs census also found that in states where solar is still ramping up, new jobs are on the rise. Solar Foundati

Jobs could be at stake at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Boulder if President Trump can convince Congress to cut the DOE budget for programs that focus on renewables, research and energy efficiency. (NREL)

DENVER — Colorado is one of a number of states making significant progress in ramping up solar and wind energy. But clean-power advocates are warning that momentum and job growth could slow with the Trump administration's plans to cut renewable energy programs. In a draft budget obtained by

Seventy-one percent of Coloradans participate in outdoor recreation every year, making it a good fit for this week's Outdoor Retailer show. (nature.org)

DENVER — The Outdoor Retailer trade show will exhibit its merchandise in Denver this week, after moving to Colorado from Utah. The trade show declined to sign a new contract with Utah over its perceived lack of commitment to federal- and public-land preservation, saying Colorado better align

A 2018 ballot initiative gaining steam in Colorado seeks to establish larger buffer zones between oil and gas development and water sources. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Environmental groups in Colorado say they'll double down on efforts to protect the state's water supplies after the Trump administration rolled back standards for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, on public lands. The U.S. Interior Department has reversed rules that would have requ

The Trump administration has recommended changes to the greater sage-grouse land management plan that could open up more of its habitat to oil and gas development. (Jeannie Stafford/US Forest Service)

DENVER – Pressure from special interests is undermining policy decisions about wildlife conservation, according to a report from the Endangered Species Coalition. And the report says that influence is getting stronger as industry officials have taken leadership positions in the Trump adminis

Scientists say if people across the globe switched to a diet full of nuts, beans, fish and less meat, global warming could be reduced by up to 15 percent by 2050. (Pixabay)

DENVER – As the New Year approaches, many Americans will be focusing on what resolutions they'll make to do things differently in 2018. Climate scientists at the University of California at Davis say one option is to help slow climate change by adopting a low-emissions diet. Maya Almaraz,

The golden eagle has been identified as one of many iconic wildlife species in need of greater protections in Colorado. (Pixabay)

DENVER – A bipartisan bill introduced last week in the U.S. House would tap existing revenues from energy development on public lands to finance state plans to keep wildlife populations healthy and off the endangered species list. State fish and wildlife agencies estimate nearly 12,000 speci

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