PNS Daily Newscast - March 22, 2018 

New research finds stiffer prison terms do not deter drug use. Also on our nationwide rundown: We take you to a state where 4 in 10 adults have guns; and “ghost” fishing gear is killing whales and seals in oceans.

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Public News Service - NE: Environment

In Nebraska, 500 million bushels of grain a year are needed for ethanol production. (United Soybean Board/Flickr)

LINCOLN, Neb. – Some Nebraska farmers are voicing concerns about a White House nominee's position on renewable energy. A vote is expected Wednesday on President Donald Trump's pick to head the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Kathleen Hartnett White is a former conservative thin

Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline constructed solar panels along the project's route. (Bold Nebraska)

Update: The Nebraska Public Service Commission partially approved the Keystone XL pipeline route, relegating it to the mainline alternative route instead of TransCanada’s preferred route directly over the Ogallala aquifer and Sandhills. LINCOLN, Neb. -- Today could be a turning point in the s

Researchers say conservation provisions in the Farm Bill have helped stabilize some grassland bird populations, including the western meadowlark. (bwinesett/Flickr)

LINCOLN, Neb. – While the Farm Bill is crucial policy for agriculture, it's also quite literally for the birds. The "State of the Birds 2017" report from the North American Bird Conservation Initiative says farm bill conservation programs are helping farmers and ranchers keep their land prod

Nebraska's Public Service Commission has until until Nov. 23 to decide if the Keystone XL pipeline is in the public interest. (Elvert Barnes/Flickr)

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Will the Keystone XL pipeline route run through Nebraska? That's the question still up in the air as the Nebraska Public Service Commission begins formal hearings on the proposal Monday. An estimated 830,000 barrels of crude oil would travel through the pipeline daily from Canada

Opponents contend the Keystone XL Pipeline will never be in the public interest. (Elvert Barnes/Flickr)

LINCOLN, Neb. - The battle over the Keystone XL pipeline is heating up in Nebraska. The Trump administration gave a green light to the pipeline, and it's up to the Nebraska Public Service Commission to decide if TransCanada will be allowed to construct part of the route through the Sandhills. The $

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