PNS Daily Newscast - March 20, 2018 

President Trump again calls for the death penalty for drug dealers, but groups in New Hampshire say they oppose the get-tough approach. Also on today’s rundown: A protest against expanding tar-sands oil refining in California; and in Seattle, a group demands a moratorium on youth jail construction.

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Public News Service - CT: Oceans

Seismic surveys to locate oil deposits can be especially harmful to whales and dolphins. (WikimediaImages/Pixabay)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Hundreds of Connecticut residents are in Hartford today to speak out against a proposal to open coastal waters to oil and gas drilling. Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of the Interior proposed opening 90 percent of the nation's coastline to drilling. That would inclu

PHOTO: Wind turbines off the shore of Denmark. Courtesy of NWF.

HARTFORD, Conn. - Some of the country's most influential environmental groups say it is time for a concerted effort at building and operating wind-energy turbines in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Connecticut and 13 other states. A new report released today from the National Wildlife Federation

PADRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE, Tex. - As thousands of tiny sea turtles were released to the Gulf of Mexico this summer, volunteers have worried about a new threat to their survival - oil. Normally, the Kemp's ridley turtles struggle to survive against predators, and only a fraction return to the Gu

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