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PNS Daily Newscast - April 28, 2017 


In focus on our rundown today: President Trump says he’ll “renegotiate” NAFTA rather than pull out; Texas groups oppose Congress’ second try at a health care bill; and wildlife takes over a Florida school.

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Public News Service - NC: Endangered Species & Wildlife

Strata Solar in Raleigh has begun planting pollinator-friendly plants around the company's solar farms, including this one near Charlotte. (Strata Solar)

RALEIGH, N.C. — The growing number of solar farms in North Carolina require large tracts of land, and the areas around the solar panels must be free of tall vegetation. Now some local solar companies have found a way to not only produce energy, but also use the land to host pollen-producing pl

Juvenile fish often are caught up in shrimp trawler nets off of the North Carolina coast. (flickr.com/mwms1916)

NEW BERN, N.C. – Wildlife advocates say the state's fish population is in jeopardy because some species are getting caught up – literally – in the shrimp industry. It's known as bycatch, and the North Carolina Wildlife Federation has filed a request to expand nursery habitat area

Currently millions of fish and other marine life are caught up in the nets of industrial shrimp trawlers in North Carolina waters. (Roger Sanderson/flickr.com)

WILMINGTON, N.C. – The North Carolina Wildlife Federation in a formal petition filed Wednesday asked the state Marine Fisheries Commission to designate all coastal waters as protected fish nursery areas. Every year millions of small fish and other marine life get caught up in the nets of fi

Red wolves are being mistaken by some hunters for coyotes, a problem made worse as deer season picks up in North Carolina. (Land Between the Lakes/flickr.com)

COLUMBIA, N.C. – Deer hunting, a sporting tradition enjoyed by thousands of people in North Carolina, is underway in most parts of the state, but conservation groups are concerned that one endangered animal is getting caught in the crossfire. Red wolves, who live in the eastern parts of the

Conservation groups want the U.S. Forest Service and Congress to designate additional land in North Carolina as federal wilderness, both for wildlife and recreation benefits. (North Carolina Dept. of Transportation/Flickr)

HIGHLANDS, N.C. – Today, dozens will join Congressman Mark Meadows at a listening session on the topic of increasing protection for public lands. The U.S. Forest Service is in its fourth year of revising its Forest Plans for the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests. Less than seven percent o

Saturday is National Public Lands Day, and entrance to federally owned public lands is free. (RogerMcCoy/morguefile.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Saturday, September 24 is National Public Lands Day and entrance to all federally owned public lands is free on Saturday in celebration. Conservationists and outdoor sportsmen are encouraging people across North Carolina to use this opportunity to venture into some of the sta

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is planning to move red wolves from private lands to public lands, which experts say could affect the future of the species. (B. Bartel/USFWS)

COLUMBIA, N. C. – After three decades of federal- and state-funded population growth and recovery, the future of the red wolf is uncertain. This week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced red wolves will be restricted to federal lands and removed from private properties in the

Red wolf populations have been reduced in recent years because of policy changes, hunting and human threats. (B. Bartel/USFWS)

COLUMBIA, N.C. - They're an animal often overlooked when considering the state's prized wildlife, but for decades the endangered red wolf has called North Carolina home. Once close to extinction, federal and state efforts had grown the population to 100 wolves living in the wild. That's until recent

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