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PNS Daily Newscast - March 24, 2017 


On our rundown today: Republican leaders delay the vote on a health-care replacement for Obamacare; legal advice for undocumented immigrants; and one state considers an innovative way to help children with money from a settlement with Volkswagen.

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Public News Service - CO: Water

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

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,

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

Native Americans are leading efforts to restore sections of the Rio Grande watershed in southern Colorado. (Conservation Lands Foundation)

ALAMOSA, Co. – Five young people from the Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico have traveled north to complete wildlife habitat and water-restoration projects at the Rio Grande Natural Area near Antonito, Colorado. Angel Peña, conservation program associate with the Conservation Lands Foundation

Colorado groups joined a national protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline on Tuesday. (350.org)

DENVER - Native American and environmental organizations in Colorado joined a national day of action Tuesday in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins, protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. The groups are urging President Obama to rescind the project's permits and conduct an environmental review. Glenn

Air National Guard workers stack sandbags to minimize damage from floodwaters in 2013. (Wikimedia Commons/Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Nicole Manzanares)

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. - As firefighters battle wildfires that have consumed 35,000 acres so far in Colorado, national and state experts in environmental restoration gather in Breckenridge to discuss damage mitigation. One major point of discussion at the Rocky Mountain Stream Restoration Conference

Leaders from across the state gathered in Denver to learn more about turning human waste into natural gas, which is how Grand Junction currently fuels 40 city vehicles. (City of Grand Junction)

DENVER - Raw sewage rarely draws a crowd, but former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter joined city leaders from across the state in Denver on Thursday to learn more about turning human waste into natural gas. David Cox, director of operations for the Renewable Natural Gas Coalition, said turning waste into

A changing climate is altering the ability of Rocky Mountain forests to recover from wildfire, according to a new study. (Pixabay)

DENVER - Climate change is affecting how Rocky Mountain forests bounce back after wildfires, according to a new study. Brian Harvey, lead author and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Colorado, says overall, fewer trees grew back in drought years compared with the number of seedlings sprou

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