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PNS Daily Newscast - September 20, 2019 


A whistleblower complaint against President Trump sets off tug-of-war between Congress and the White House; and students around the world strike today to demand action on climate change.

2020Talks - September 20, 2019. (3 min.)  


Climate change is a big issue this election season, and global climate strikes kick off, while UAW labor strikes continue.

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The state of Arizona says the fish in the Gila River and its tributaries are safe to eat, removing a decades-old consumption advisory. Credit: Apollob66/iStockphoto.

PHOENIX – For the first time in decades, fish in the Gila River and its tributaries are now safe to eat. That's according to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, which lifted a fish consumption advisory that had been in place for 24 years, mainly because farmers phased out toxic p

Climate activists in Arizona are cheering Pope Francis' visit to the U.S., hoping it will inspire action on the issue. Credit: Nicolo Campo/iStock

PHOENIX - Today, as Pope Francis addresses a joint session of Congress, a group of religious leaders in Arizona is pressing America's leaders to take the pope's call to action on climate change to heart. The pontiff released an encyclical in June that called climate change a global problem with gr

PHOTO: Opponents of a huge open-pit copper mine proposed for southeast of Tucson say it would impact the area’s fragile water supply, damaging features such as Cienega Creek. Photo credit: Pima County Regional Flood Control District.

PHOENIX - Approval for a vast open-pit copper mine in the Santa Rita mountains 30 miles southeast of Tucson is expected soon from the U.S. Forest Service, but the Rosemont Mine faces several more regulatory hurdles before construction could begin. Eva Sargent, Southwest program director with Defen

PHOTO: Hazardous toys continue to be found on store shelves, according to a new report from the Arizona PIRG Education Fund. CREDIT: Microsoft Images.

PHOENIX - It still pays to be cautious when shopping for toys. A report released today by the Arizona PIRG Education Fund describes several toys on the market that pose hazards ranging from toxins to choking. Spokeswoman Shaina Shay of PIRG warned that they are still finding toys with excessive le

PHOTO: Lawsuit filed to get arsenic out of animal feed.<br />Courtesy: USDA

PHOENIX – The Food and Drug Administration is facing a lawsuit because it continues to allow arsenic in animal feed given to chickens, turkeys and hogs. The suit was filed on behalf of a handful of advocacy groups, including the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. Dr. David Walling

PHOENIX - Skies over several National Parks will be clearer and people in the Four Corners region will be healthier if a federal lawsuit filed Monday is successful. The National Parks Conservation Association and the Navajo environmental group Diné CARE are suing the EPA to speed up the retrofi

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PHOENIX - New uranium mining claims near the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River will be banned for the next 20 years, under a final decision announced by U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. Some one million acres of public lands to the north and south of the National Park are affected, though Salaz

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Unless lead ammunition is banned from Northern Arizona's Kaibab National Forest, conservation groups say, the Grand Canyon's magnificent California condors likely face extinction. Several groups, including the Grand Canyon Wildlands Council, have given official notice of their int

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