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PNS Daily Newscast - August 17, 2017 


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Public News Service - WY: Rural/Farming

Clearing federal permitting hurdles is a big challenge for delivering Wyoming's renewable energy to markets across state lines. (Getty Images)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming is again at a crossroads when it comes to helping the nation meet its energy needs, according to an investigative report by the Casper Star Tribune. Reporter Heather Richards, who interviewed state and industry leaders along with academic experts, found demand for Wy

Transferring management of national public lands to the state of Wyoming would be costly, according to a new report. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- A new report on the feasibility of transferring the management of some 25 million acres of federal lands to the state of Wyoming said the process would present major financial, administrative and legislative challenges. Cheyenne sportsman Earl DeGroot said the state's hunters and

A new study of plants purchased at national retail outlets shows a drop in pesticides harmful to bees. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A campaign to protect declining bee populations is making progress. A new study conducted at garden centers across the U.S. found plants containing neonicotinoid pesticides dropped by more than half in just two years. According to Susan Kegley, the report's lead author and princip

A citizen science program is seeking volunteers to track monarch butterflies and milkweed plants. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – With monarch butterfly numbers on the decline, a Citizen Science program is calling for volunteers to help track the colorful insect and the milkweed plants they depend on for survival. Brenna Marsicek, outreach coordinator at the University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute

Research shows identity theft facilitated by companies is common in migrant farm work. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Farm workers are frequently forced into becoming identity thieves in order to get jobs, according to a new report from theUniversity of Colorado. The research showed that many agribusiness companies routinely give migrant workers who can't legally work in the U.S. valid documenta

University of Wyoming associate professor Brian Mealor is working to mitigate a new outgrowth of invasive wiregrass near Sheridan. (University of Wyoming)

SHERIDAN, Wyo. - Ventenata dub, otherwise known as wire grass, is back in Wyoming, and if left to its own devices, the invasive species could pose big problems for ranchers and farmers. So far some 70 acres of the non-native species have been identified near Sheridan. Brian Mealor, an associate

The Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless has taken up the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens' challenge to help feed hungry families. (Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless)

CHEYENNE, Wy. - The Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless has joined the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens' "Plant a Row for the Hungry" campaign. Volunteers got their hands dirty yesterday planting beans, cucumbers, lettuce and tomatoes. Rachel Bennett, the Coalition's volunteer director, says the project

A new report calls for restricting the use of antibiotics in factory-farmed animals to curb the global spread of infections. (MercyforAnimals/Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A new report calls for banning or restricting the use of antibiotics in farm animals to curb the global spread of infections. Cameron Harsh, senior manager for organic and animal policy with the environmental advocacy group Center for Food Safety, explains continuously dosin

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