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PNS Weekend Newscast - April 29th, 2017 


Here's what's happening: Donald Trump has now been president of the United States for 100 days, the People's Climate march on Washington is taking place today, and another missle launch from North Korea.

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Public News Service - NV: Endangered Species & Wildlife

A cat receives medical attention after losing two toes to a trap near Reno in 2010. (Nevada Humane Society)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – A bill to lessen the suffering of animals caught in traps gets a hearing today before the state Senate Natural Resources Committee. Right now, trappers only have to check the devices every four days. SB 364 would require checks every 24 hours so any non-target animals can

The Mount Charleston Blue Butterfly is one of 22 endangered species in Nevada. (USFWS)

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Conservation groups are slamming a new lawsuit brought by attorneys general from 18 states, including Nevada's Adam Laxalt, that would weaken habitat protection for endangered species. The lawsuit against several federal agencies challenges rules enacted over the past several

A new report confirms that habitat protections for the greater sage grouse benefit other species as well. (Twildlife/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Protections for sage grouse have directly benefited multiple species that share the same habitat, according to a new report. The study examined three songbirds whose populations have declined in the vast sagebrush sea that stretches across much of Nevada and 10 other Western sta

A new report on the legal prospects for states seeking land transfers from the federal government says the states are unlikely to succeed in the courts. (Ravenking99/Morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Lawsuits to force the federal government to turn over land to states have little chance of succeeding, according to new findings from the Conference of Western Attorneys General. Two years ago, the group formed a subcommittee to study whether the federal government was legally o

The Nevada Humane Society's

RENO, Nev. - Pokemon Go's virtual monsters have been found hiding in the kennels at animal shelters - and the Nevada Humane Society is inviting fans of the wildly popular game to hunt for Pokemon at their facilities and help the animals in the process. The shelter has seized on the popularity of th

The Nevada Department of Wildlife is encouraging residents and tourists to bear-proof their yards and campsites. (sstaton/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Nevada Department of Wildlife wants you to think like a bear - in order to protect them. In the past 10 years, bear complaints have risen sharply as drought restricts their natural food supply and more people make their homes near bear habitat. In response, Gov. Brian Sandov

This Earth Day and advocates are pressing for federal protection for Gold Butte. (Friends of Gold Butte)

LAS VEGAS – Today is Earth Day, time for Nevadans to celebrate the natural world. This weekend, thousands are expected to pack celebrations across the state. Greenfest Las Vegas is being held Saturday in downtown Summerlin. Reno's Earth Day party takes place on Sunday in Idlewild Park. J

Today is World Wildlife Day. In Nevada, habitat protection plays into the debate over control of  federal public land. (Castlelass/morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Today, March 3, is World Wildlife Day and Nevada conservation groups are pushing hard on several fronts to protect wildlife in the Silver State. Perhaps the most controversial issue is the movement to transfer federal lands to state control. Eighty-one percent of the land in N

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