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PNS Daily Newscast - October 23, 2017 


We begin the week with President Donald Trump urging GOP House members to support the Senate budget bill; a new report tracks a growing “right” to discriminate at both the state and federal level; and we will let you know why Trump budget cuts are being labeled a threat to waterways in the Midwest.

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Public News Service - MO: Endangered Species & Wildlife

Pollinators such as Monarch butterflies, certain birds and bats are an integral part of the health of natural ecosystems and agriculture. (Bill Barlow/Pixabay)

ST. LOUIS – If you've ever watched the process of a caterpillar becoming a vividly colorful Monarch butterfly, you probably have an appreciation for a challenge being issued by the National Pollinator Garden Network. The Million Pollinator Garden Challenge calls on everyone from horticulture

Inadequate sewage systems destroy the habitats of the Ozark hellbender salamander. (Jeromy Applegate/USFWS)

ST. LOUIS – It can be challenging to make people care about an endangered species of giant salamander that goes by names including the Ozark hellbender and the snot otter. But environmentalists in Missouri are calling upon officials to recognize that the ample amphibian's ranks are dwindling b

Conservationists are calling on Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., to let his constituents know where he stands on President Donald Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency. (fema.gov)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Ahead of a Senate confirmation vote this week, environmental groups in Missouri want U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt to speak up about President Donald Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Trump selected Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt for the job, and t

Two Mexican Gray Wolf pups were raised in Missouri, and put in a den in New Mexico. Biologists won't know for several months whether they survived. (Endangered Wolf Center)

ST. LOUIS - A couple of wolf pups have gotten a lot of attention after becoming the first to be born in captivity and placed in a den in the wild, where a female wolf had just given birth. The pups were taken to New Mexico for release shortly after being born at the Endangered Wolf Center in St. Lou

Changes in climate mean changes in habitat for Missouri's hunters and anglers. (Missouri Chapter, Sierra Club)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Extreme swings in weather conditions can lead to major changes in the environment, and as trout season opens next week in Missouri, this year's winter flooding could mean changes for sportsmen. University of Missouri cooperative associate professor Craig Paukert says the maj

The National Park Service wants to make sure there is a safe space for all who enjoy the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. Courtesy Missouri Sierra Club

VAN BUREN, Mo. – With hiking, biking, horseback riding and canoeing, the Ozark National Scenic Riverways is considered one of the state's great treasures, and right now Missourians have the chance to shape and protect the national park's future. The National Park Service wants to put togethe

PHOTO: Missouri hunters can do their part to help feed the state's hungry by participating in the

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Deer hunters look forward to this time of year, and so do Missouri food pantries, thanks to a collaborative effort which is helping feed the state's needy. According to Larry Yamnitz, Protection Division Chief at the Missouri Department of Conservation, "Share the Harvest" is

PHOTO: Three simple steps could make a big difference in the event of an earthquake, for those who are prepared and know what to do. Courtesy of Great Central U.S. Shakeout.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Fire drills and tornado drills are commonplace, but would you know what to do if the ground beneath you started to tremble and shake? On Thursday, at 10:17 a.m., schools, businesses and other organizations across the state will take part in the Great Central U.S. Shakeo

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