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PNS Daily Newscast - September 19, 2017 


Hurricane Maria now a category five; another GOP attempt to end Obamacare; and the opening day of the U.N. General Assembly met with protests. Details on those stories and more.

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Public News Service - MA: Endangered Species & Wildlife

The Cape Cod National Seashore is among the 60,000-plus acres of federally-managed public land in Massachusetts. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

BOSTON – The armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon earlier this year took place thousands of miles from New England, but the issues it raised could put all public land at risk. Anti-government activists, including some state and federal lawmakers, maintain the U.S. is obli

Massachusetts made history this month by signing into law the largest commitment of any state in the nation to offshore wind power. (Amber Hewett)

BOSTON – August has proved to be a pivotal month for offshore wind power in the Commonwealth and the region. Catherine Bowes, senior manager for the National Wildlife Federation, cited the turbines now going online off the coast of Rhode Island, and the bill signed into law last week by Massa

Coral canyons and seamounts off the Massachusetts coastline are being considered for National Marine Monument Designation. A new Edge Research poll finds overwhelming support for protecting the ocean. (NOAA)

BOSTON -- A new poll finds that four out of five Bay Staters support permanent protections for the ocean. A poll conducted by the Edge Research found strong bipartisan support for ocean protections, particularly over special areas. "80 percent of the people polled in Massachusetts support more prot

Action by the National Marie Fisheries Service will expand protected waters in the North Atlantic for the right whale, which is more endangered than Siberian tigers or pandas. (NMFS/NOAA)

BOSTON - Wildlife protection advocates are calling it a lifeline that will protect the most endangered whales on earth, off the coast of New England and beyond. The National Marine Fisheries Service is extending the boundaries in the North Atlantic for the critically endangered right whale by appro

PHOTO: The red-necked grebe has more than 80 percent of its breeding population in Canada's boreal forest, a massive area that bird conservationists say is threatened by development. Photo credit: Wikipedia.

BOSTON, Mass. - It's the Red Sox versus the Red-necked Grebe: The migratory bird helped contribute more than $40 billion in revenue to the economy in bird-watching trips and related equipment last year, about five times the year's total revenue for major league baseball. However, a new report says

PHOTO: Big game species, including the deer and moose prized by Massachusetts hunters, are being threatened by climate change, according to a National Wildlife Federation report. Courtesy USFWS-Northeast region.

BOSTON - Hunters in Massachusetts and New England are warned in a new report that the warming winters brought on by climate change may someday take away the quarry they pursue. A report from the National Wildlife Federation says the big game that sportsmen and federal and state governments worked to

PHOTO: The documentary film Blackfish about Tilikum, the now infamous orca responsible for three deaths while in captivity opens in a limited release today (Friday) - with a showing in Cambridge. Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Should killer whales be kept in captivity and made to perform tricks for humans? That's a question raised in the documentary "Blackfish." The film opens with the tragic death of a SeaWorld trainer killed in 2010 in Orlando by the whale, Tilikum, and moves back in time to

GRAPHIC: A new report from the National Wildlife Federation says climate change is a threat to migratory birds, many of them iconic species that travel through or spend summers in New England. Courtesy NWF

BOSTON - A new study called Shifting Skies says climate change is affecting migratory birds that live in or pass through Massachusetts and New England. The report by the National Wildlife Federation says that of 305 species tracked, 177 have shifted their winter habitats northward by 35 miles on ave

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