Newscasts

PNS Daily Newscast - January 19, 2018 


It will be up to the U.S. Senate today to take the next step, if a government shutdown is to be averted; also in focus on our Friday rundown, President Trump extends Religious-Refusal Protections to health providers; and, we will tell you about a 15 year old in North Carolina who just formed a Political Action Committee.

Daily Newscasts

Public News Service - MT: Public Lands/Wilderness

National Park Service Advisory Board members are concerned Secretary Ryan Zinke's Interior Department is not focused on the protection of national parks. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

HELENA, Mont. — After nine of the twelve members of the National Park Service Advisory Board resigned this week, public lands supporters are noticing what they say is a pattern of indifference from Secretary Ryan Zinke's Interior Department. In a resignation letter unveiled this week by the

Grizzly bears occupy less than 5 percent of their historic range, conservation groups say. (Ellie Attebery/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service may be undermining its delisting of Yellowstone grizzlies as endangered species by reopening public comment on the decision. A coalition of conservation groups and the Northern Cheyenne Tribe asked a federal judge Monday to invalidate the go

Researchers found one-third of forests in five western states, including Montana, haven't come back after forest fires over the last 30 years. (Jim Handcock/Flickr)

MISSOULA, Mont. – If climate change continues on its current trajectory, Montana forests are likely to look much different in the future, according to new analysis led by Colorado State University scientists. Researchers looked at forests in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Washington and Wyoming af

There are no cases of bison transferring the disease brucellosis to livestock, studies show. (Debeo Morium/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. - Yellowstone conservation groups say the livestock industry should be the focus rather than bison or elk, to contain brucellosis. Partners in the Interagency Bison Management Plan recently announced plans to kill up to 600 bison this winter to manage risk from the disease. But Llo

Earlier this year, the Trump administration ordered a review of some national monuments, including the Upper Missouri River Breaks. (Bob Wick/Bureau of Land Management)

HELENA, Mont. – Conservation, hunting, business and other outdoor interests have sent a petition to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, asking him to commit his agency to keep public lands in public hands. The coalition filed the letter under the Administrative Procedure Act, requesting that Zinke

The sage-grouse habitat stretches across 11 Western states, including Montana. (Katie Theule/USFWS)

BILLINGS, Mont. – Folks in Billings will have a chance on Wednesday to weigh in on U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's proposal to make changes to the sage-grouse conservation plan. The Bureau of Land Management is hosting scoping meetings throughout the West on possibly rolling back conser

Conservationists worry places like the Blackfoot Valley, above, and recreation in the area would be threatened by climate change without the Clean Power Plan. (Bureau of Land Management/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. – The Trump administration has announced it's rolling back one of the strongest safeguards against climate change. The Clean Power Plan set federal limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants, in turn encouraging clean energy development. The EPA does not yet have a rep

In 2016, bark beetles destroyed nearly 50,000 acres of forest in Montana, according to the U.S. Forest Service. (William M. Ciesla/Forest Health Management International)

HELENA, Mont. – Fire won't be the only natural disaster to rip through Montana forests this year. Another disaster will be using its teeth. Bark beetles have long been a nuisance for wooded areas of the West, and scientists say climate change is making the land more susceptible to the beetl

1 of 34 pages   1 2 3 >  Last »