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PNS Daily Newscast - December 12, 2017 


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Public News Service - UT: Rural/Farming

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

A proposed water pipeline would transfer 86,000-acre feet of water a year from Lake Powell (above) for water customers in southwestern Utah. (JodiJacobson/iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY - The State of Utah has filed for a permit to build a controversial 140-mile pipeline to send water from the Colorado River to southwestern Utah, but a coalition of conservation groups says its members will fight the project. The Lake Powell Pipeline could take up to 86,000 acre-fee

The EPA is treating some of the contaminated water from the Gold King Mine spill in containment ponds like this one. Courtesy: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

MONTICELLO, Utah – San Juan County in southeastern Utah is now feeling the impact of the Gold King Mine spill in southwestern Colorado, in which three million gallons of toxic sludge escaped into the Animas River. Part of the Colorado River system, the Animas is a tributary of the San Juan Ri

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

Salt Lake City, UT - Farmers in Utah and around the country could benefit from a partnership involving U-S-D-A and NASA, which should lead to a better understanding of soil moisture levels as growers continue to deal with historic drought. Comments from Craig Gardner, farmer near Honeyville, Utah; and U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Commerce.

SALT LAKE CITY - A partnership involving the U.S. Department of Agriculture and NASA could benefit farmers in Utah and elsewhere as the nation adjusts to the impact of climate change. U.S.D.A. Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden says the agreement will expand cooperation on space-borne remote sensing eff

PHOTO: Raising awareness about diversions, energy development and other activities that can negatively impact the Colorado River is the goal of a new coalition called Colorado River Connected. Photo courtesy of the Utah Department of Transportation.

SALT LAKE CITY – A new coalition of several organizations called Colorado River Connected is focused on raising awareness about critical issues affecting the historic river, which serves millions of people living in Utah and several other Western states. Zach Frankel, a spokesman for Colorado

PHOTO: National Farmers Market Week is being celebrated in Utah and across the U.S. this week. The initiative is designed to promote the abundance of fresh foods available to consumers, and the economic benefit to farmers. Photo courtesy of the Utah State Law Library.

SALT LAKE CITY - From Logan to St. George, the variety of fresh foods for consumers and millions of dollars annually for Utah farmers are being promoted this week in Utah during National Farmers Market Week. Larry Lewis with the state Department of Agriculture says Utahns spent nearly $16 million i

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