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PNS Daily Newscast - Monday, Aug 21st, 2017 


Here are some of the stories we're covering today: A big protest is planned against President Trump today, a huge gathering in Maine on Sunday mourning the loss of three people killed during a white nationalist rally, and it's eclipse day but a moon of a different sort caught the country's attention about twenty five years ago.

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Public News Service - NH: Endangered Species & Wildlife

Tick infestations of ticks, such as these on the ear of a moose, are signs of trouble for New Hampshire wildlife.  (New Hampshire Fish and Game)

CONCORD, N. H. – Late-arriving snow and lots of winter ticks are a deadly combination for the moose population, according to local experts. So far, that's exactly how this winter is shaping up. Deer have evolved with winter ticks, but moose have not, so ticks can be lethal for a moose. That's

A new Senate wilderness bill (S. 2341) would protect arctic habitat for wildlife including migratory birds such as the snowy white owl, which sometimes winter in the Granite State. Credit: NaturesPhotoAdventures

CONCORD, N.H. – It's a measure that would protect land in the Arctic, and local conservation advocates say it also will have a major impact on migratory birds that often come south to find food in the Granite State during the winter months. Amateur birder Roger Stephenson says snowy white ow

New Hampshire fishing guide Ron Sowa gives some fishing tips to Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H. Today he is among those crediting the lawmaker for her vote this month that blocked Senate Bill 1104, which would have blocked protection of small rivers and streams. Courtesy: E. Orff.

CONCORD, N.H. - Plenty of Granite Staters make a living in the wildlife recreation industry, and some say a vote earlier this month on the Clean Water Act is worthy of Thanksgiving gratitude. Ron Sowa, a licensed New Hampshire fishing guide, said his business depends on clean water. A 2011 study fr

A new National Wildlife Federation report says climate change is stressing the nation's waterways and causing hot spots in Granite State rivers, brooks and streams that are too warm for fish such as eastern brook trout to survive. Photo credit: Eric Orff

CONCORD, N.H. - "Wildlife in Hot Water" is the headline of a new report on the nation's waterways and local experts say the warming of New Hampshire's rivers and streams is bad news for native brook trout. Tom Ives is the New Hampshire council chair for Trout Unlimited and says Eastern Brook Trou

New Hampshire conservationists say streams such as this one in Epsom should return to cooler temperatures under the new EPA Clean Power Plan, which will benefit native brook trout and other local fish and wildlife. Credit: Eric Orff/National Wildlife Federation.

CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire biologists, sportsmen and conservationists are giving "thumbs-up" to the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan announced by President Obama this week. Art Green, a New Hampshire sportsman and volunteer coordinator for Trout Unlimited, said climate change i

PHOTO: A new report from the National Wildlife Federation finds winter ticks are becoming more abundant in New Hampshire, in part because of less severe winters. The ticks pose a threat to the depleted New England moose population. Photo credit: Paul Anderson/Morguefile.

CONCORD, N.H. - With autumn around the corner, a new report from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) finds New Hampshire's winter tick population is growing because of climate change. More ticks spells bad news for the already-depleted New England moose population. Hunter and wildlife biologist

The EPA holds public hearings this week on proposed carbon emission standards. Advocates say there could be significant health benefits for the one in 10 New England residents who cope with asthma. Photo credit: Wknight94 / Wikimedia Commons.

CONCORD, N.H. - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding hearings this week on the proposed Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce carbon emissions from power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels. Supporters of the new regulations say they could save thousands of lives each year. Sharo

PHOTO: New Hampshire’s moose population is in decline and a leading wildlife biologist is blaming climate change for bolstering the winter ticks that feed on the iconic mammals. Courtesy U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire's moose population is declining, especially in the White Mountains and the central region, according the head of the state's Moose Project. Shorter and warmer winters, linked to global climate change, are being blamed. In late winter, ticks feed on the blood supply of

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