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PNS Daily News - Monday, March 27, 2017 


Hundreds detained in Russian corruption protests; with the ACA repeal quashed, physicians promote Medicare for all; and the solitary confinement of juveniles in Tennessee blocked by a federal judge. Those stories and more in today’s rundown.

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Public News Service - OH: Endangered Species & Wildlife

Ohio is one of just five states that still allows for the commercial harvest of turtles. <br />(Matt Lemon/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Wild turtles in Ohio can be collected unchecked, and some conservation groups say it's time to end the unlimited harvest. Ohio is one of just five states that still allows for the commercial harvest of turtles, and Ray Stewart, secretary and past president of the Ohio Wetlan

A National Wildlife Federation report says climate change, spurred by methane emissions, is threatening some bats in Ohio. (Andrew King/USFWS)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Methane emissions from oil and gas production may be invisible, but a new report says the impacts on wildlife, health and Ohio's economy are not. Scientists say methane is the second leading cause of climate change, which the National Wildlife Federation report contends is p

A new report says critters like the armadillo, native to the southern states, could make their way to Ohio and other northern states as a result of climate change. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – With warm weather in Ohio over the weekend, it turns out Buckeye Chuck's prediction of six more weeks of winter might be wrong – and while Ohioans may have enjoyed the break from the cold, a new report indicates it's a different story for small mammals like the groundhog

Ohio's state bird, the cardinal, is the most commonly spotted bird in the Great Backyard Bird Count. (Lip Kee/Flickr)

CLEVELAND - If you have 15 minutes free over the next few days, you could help contribute to one of the biggest annual citizen-science projects. Volunteers still are needed in Ohio for the Great Backyard Bird Count, which runs from today through Monday. Marnie Urso, senior program manager at the Na

Two species of Asian carp could become abundant in Lake Erie and devastate the food web. <br />(Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - As state and federal leaders work to address the threat of Asian carp entering Lake Erie, new research predicts the voracious eaters could devastate the food web. Fisheries biologist Ed Rutherford at the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory was on the study team that found

A National Wildlife Federation report highlights the threat of climate change to Ohio's hockey tradition. Credit: Joel Washing/Wikimedia

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Mascots bring light-hearted fun to sporting events, but a new report highlights how the inspirations behind some favorite hockey team names are facing the serious problem of climate change. According to the National Wildlife Federation, the Toledo Walleye and the Bowling Green Falc

A NWF poll finds a large majority of hunters and anglers favor Clean Water Act standards. Credit: Ed Devereaux/Flickr

MARIETTA, Ohio – Some of Ohio's 110,000 miles of streams could lose potential environmental protections as Congress considers rescinding a recent EPA rule that extends Clean Water Act standards to smaller streams and wetlands. A poll released today by the National Wildlife Federation finds 83

PHOTO: The Muskingum River watershed is highlighted in a new report from Environment Ohio on the shocking level of toxic pollution in Ohio's river and waterways. Photo credit: Tim Kiser / Creative Commons.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - According to a new report released by Environment Ohio, the Buckeye State's rivers, streams and lakes are teeming with toxic chemicals. The "Wasting Our Waterways" report found over seven million pounds of toxic chemicals were dumped into the state's waterways in 2012, making Ohio

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