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PNS Daily Newscast - October 20, 2017 


In focus on our Friday Rundown; the U.S. Senate takes a first step towards passing major tax cuts; holiday help wanted as retail and restaurant job opportunities abound; plus, we report on a website that helps new moms take 12 from work.

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Public News Service - CO: Sustainable Agriculture

Community gardens at Colorado health centers are filling a critical need in areas considered food deserts. (Pixabay)

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Children in Fort Collins on Thursday are bringing their harvest of fresh vegetables to a farmer's market at Salud Family Health Centers' east location. It's part of a statewide effort by community health centers to incorporate gardening as a way to improve mental and ph

Brian Weinberg of the Capital Institute (bottom right) joined others at a summit in Boulder to brainstorm ways to establish a regenerative world economy. (Brett McPherson)

BOULDER, Colo. — A three-day summit has just wrapped up in Boulder with what could be new benchmarks for transforming the entire global economy. The Regenerative Future Summit brought in top thinkers, economists, and sustainability experts to expand on the concepts of former JP Morgan Chase

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

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

A new study documents the educational, health, nutritional and other benefits of urban agriculture. (Pixabay)

DENVER -- Back to school for some can mean planting one last crop of vegetables in school gardens before the first frost arrives - and boosting student health, according to a Johns Hopkins University study on the benefits of urban agriculture. Anne Palmer, report co-author and program director for

The Bureau of Land Management will hear public comments Tuesday, Mar. 1, in Lakewood on its proposal to reduce natural gas waste. (Ekton/iStockphoto)

DENVER - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a public hearing in Lakewood next Tuesday, Mar. 1, on its proposal to reduce natural-gas waste on public lands. The Government Accountability Office estimates taxpayers lose some $23 million a year in royalties when gas is wasted through venti

Wild bee habitat is on the decline in many of the country's most important farmlands, according to a new report. (Debivort/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER - Wild bee populations in the U.S. are disappearing in many of the country's most important farmlands, including the Great Plains and California's Central Valley according to a national study led by the University of Vermont. Taylor Ricketts, professor and director, University of Vermont's

Less than a month remains for the public to chime in on a proposal to expand coal mining on 20,000 acres of protected National Forest lands in Colorado. (USFS)

DENVER - Time is running out for Coloradans to weigh in on the U.S. Forest Service's plans to open up publicly owned forest land to coal mining in the state. The proposal would allow development on nearly 20,000 acres of protected, roadless wildlife habitat in the state's North Fork Valley. Ted Zu

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