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PNS Daily News - April 25, 2017 


Today’s rundown includes a variety of topics including: the White House might consider a border wall compromise to avoid a government shutdown: Pennsylvania lawmakers consider denying the public access to police cam video; and a look at the important role DNA plays in our lives.

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Public News Service - UT: Endangered Species & Wildlife

New BLM rules should speed up solar and wind energy development on public lands. (Pixabay)

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Bureau of Land Management has finalized rules that encourage increased solar and wind energy production on public lands, and it's making Utah a priority. The policies create a competitive process similar to the way oil and gas leases are granted. The new rules also offer fina

County memberships in a group working to transfer public lands to states are on the decline. (Council of State Governments)

SALT LAKE CITY – County memberships in the American Lands Council, a national group working to transfer publicly owned lands to states, have dropped by as much as 45 percent, according to an investigation by the Western Values Project. Chris Saeger, Western Values Project director, suspects

Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision not to list the greater sage grouse as an endangered species. (USFWS)

SALT LAKE CITY – Today marks the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's landmark decision not to list the greater sage grouse as an endangered species. The bird, known for its colorful mating dance, once numbered as many as 16 million, but has dropped to between 200,000 a

Arches National Park is one of Utah's numerous natural resources, but a new survey shows the state's congressional delegation routinely votes against most conservation issues. (National Park Service)

SALT LAKE CITY - Despite coming from one of the top states for natural beauty and resources, the Utah congressional delegation ranks at the bottom in the annual scorecard released by the League of Conservation Voters last week. Utah's four House members and two senators rated a combined 3 percent

A mountain lion peers through the underbrush at the Capitol Reef National Park in South-Central Utah. (National Park Service)

SALT LAKE CITY - More than 29,000 mountain lions have been killed across the country in the past decade by trophy hunters, according to a new report. The Humane Society of the United States lists Utah among the top five states where large numbers of the big cats, also called cougars, have been hunte

Grouse Creek, UT  Utah and other Western states could gain from expanded efforts involving farmers, ranchers and government agencies in Montana, working collaboratively to preserve habitat for the Greater sage-grouse, which faces a possible endangered species listing. Comments from Jason Weller, chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS); and Jay Tanner, rancher at Grouse Creek, Utah. Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

GROUSE CREEK, Utah – Efforts underway in Montana to restore and protect habitat for sage-grouse, a bird that faces a possible endangered species listing, could benefit Utah and other Western states. Jason Weller, chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), met with Montana sta

PHOTO: The greater sage-grouse has ruffled feathers in recent years as populations have declined. New management proposals for federal sagebrush landscapes aim to keep the birds healthy, while preserving traditional land uses. Photo credit U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

SALT LAKE CITY - The Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service on Thursday unveiled a set of plans to manage sagebrush landscapes in Utah and across the West. Each plan is tailored to a region with three objectives: reduce wildfire threats, reduce disturbances of key greater sage-grouse hab

PHOTO: Utah Wildlife officials are confirming a coyote hunter shot and killed an endangered female gray wolf in the southwestern part of the state on Sunday. Photo courtesy of the Center for Biological Diversity.

BEAVER, Utah - An endangered female gray wolf was fatally shot Sunday by a hunter near Beaver, Utah, who apparently mistook the animal for a coyote, according to the state Division of Wildlife Resources. State officials say the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service confirmed the animal was a three-year-old

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