PNS Daily News - June 27, 2017 

The GOP health plan would reportedly leave 22 million uninsured; part of the president’s travel ban unblocked; and the Feds agree to investigate ways to protect an endangered wild cat. Those stories and more coming up.

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Public News Service - WI: Endangered Species & Wildlife

Millions of acres of wildlife habitat are being lost to crop production, including in Wisconsin, according to a new study. (ivandzyuba/iStockphoto)

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin is among the top ten states for ethanol production, with nine plants pumping out more than 500 million gallons of ethanol each year. But a new study shows a strong tie between ethanol production and the destruction of wildlife habitat. Environmental Protection Agency rule

A Wisconsin conservationist looks forward to the challenges 2017 will bring. (Jag_cz/iStockPhoto)

MADISON, Wis. – Looking back on 2016, one of Wisconsin's leading conservationists says some of the best things that happened were proposed laws that didn't pass. The State Legislature debated a number of bills that would have directly impacted a huge number of Wisconsinites, but pushback fro

The gray wolf once flourished in Wisconsin, but is now on an imperiled species list. (kjekol/iStockPhoto)

MADISON, Wis. – As the Obama administration prepares to hand over power to President-elect Donald Trump, the Endangered Species Coalition has just released its top 10 list of imperiled species. The advocacy group wants the next administration to take steps to slow the rates of extinction. On

Chronic wasting disease continues to take a toll on the Wisconsin deer herd. (twildlife/

WAUPACA, Wis. – Wisconsin's annual gun deer hunting season is over, and preliminary figures from the Department of Natural Resources show more than 140,000 deer were taken, about 3,500 fewer than last year. This year's estimate for percentage of the herd infected with chronic wasting disease

High capacity wells are causing lakes and streams to disappear in Wisconsin, says the state's largest environmental group. (Clean Wisconsin)

MADISON, Wis. – The increase in the number of high-capacity wells across the state, particularly in Central Wisconsin, is draining lakes, threatening the state's outstanding trout streams and impacting private wells, according to Clean Wisconsin, the state's largest environmental group. Clean

Several groups of Wisconsin experts have come together to create a new plan to help protect pollinators, with steps to improve their health and survival. (Pacotoscano/

MADISON, Wis. – Pollinators are critical in the chain of elements and events that puts food on our plates, and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has developed a pollinator protection plan that offers science-based recommendations to anyone with land that ca

The executive director of the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters says provisions in the state budget will remove water quality protections currently in use in 30 Wisconsin counties. Credit: Clean Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. – The executive director of the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, Kerry Schumann, says the new state budget leaves Wisconsinites exposed to the very real danger of an oil spill. She says provisions in the state budget make it easier for oil companies to expand their pipe

PHOTO: Wisconsin farmers have until Sept. 12 to renew their contracts with the Conservation Stewardship Program, to get help in improving soil, water, air and habitat quality on their land. Photo courtesy Wisconsin Dept. of Agriculture.

CADOTT, Wis. – Wisconsin farmers have two months to decide whether to renew their federal agreements to be good stewards of their land. George Polzin is a fifth-generation dairy farmer with 600 acres and 90 head of milk cows near Cadott in Chippewa County. Polzin participates in the Conser

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