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PNS Daily Newscast -May 25, 2017 


In focus on our nationwide rundown; a GOP candidate spends final night of his campaign allegedly “body slamming" a reporter; the CBO numbers are out and the latest version of the AHCA ends health coverage for 23 million Americans; and we take you to a township that aims to be carbon neutral by 2050.

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Public News Service - NC: Public Lands/Wilderness

The Mainspring Conservation Trust is working with private land owners and members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee to preserve land where many tribe members are buried. (Mainspring Conservation Trust)

MURPHY, N.C. – North Carolina has hundreds of historic graveyards - many of them on private property. Buried in them are puzzle pieces of history the state's land conservancies are working to preserve. One example is the Welch Cemetery in Cherokee County, where the Mainspring Conservation Tr

North Carolina's clean-energy potential could be impacted by the executive order President Trump signed on Tuesday that rolls back environmental protections. (Raymond Bosma/flickr.com)

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – The executive order issued by President Trump on Tuesday: rolling back environmental protections with a purported effort to grow the economy, is predicted by some to have the opposite effect in North Carolina. With numerous reports highlighting the potential in the sta

Resource Institute is engaged in projects around North Carolina to improve water quality for recreation, human consumption and agriculture. (David Lanham/flickr.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- It's a literal trickle-down effect: water that runs off the mountains of western North Carolina flows into streams that work their way across the state to the coast. And a joint effort between the state, feds, nonprofits and local land owners is working to improve water quality. M

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

Forest canopies are believed to be extremely important in the success of stream restoration projects. (Amy Meredith/flickr.com)

DOBSON, N.C. – When it comes to stream restoration in North Carolina, much attention often is paid to restoring natural stream function, but a growing body of evidence points to the importance of "looking up" when it comes to such projects. Canopies are the term used to describe the foliage

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

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