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PNS Daily Newscast - February 24, 2017 


On today's rundown: Members of Trump’s cabinet meet with Mexican officials days after a new deportation order; Protests are planned in the wake Trump’s decision to roll back protections for transgender students; And more Americans are divesting from big banks.

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Public News Service - CO: Sustainable Agriculture

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

Conservationists and recreation advocates plan to start the new year pushing to protect rivers and streams under the new Colorado Water Plan. (Rob Chandler/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER - Conservation groups are gearing up to make sure their voices are heard as Colorado's Water Plan heads into the implementation phase in the new year. Nathan Fey, Colorado stewardship director for American Whitewater, said the last 100 years of water development have been focused on meeting

Public-health advocates have a message for Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo.: It's time to stop pumping antibiotics into factory-farmed animals. Credit: Food and Water Watch

DENVER - Public health advocates have a message for Senator Michael Bennet: It's time to stop pumping antibiotics into factory-farmed animals. Lisa Trope, organizer with the group Food and Water Watch, will join dozens of others Thursday to deliver more than 2,200 petitions with signatures from acr

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