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PNS Daily Newscast - February 25, 2020 


Harvey Weinstein in custody after being convicted of felony sex crimes. And U.S. Supreme Court to consider foster-parenting rights of same-sex couples.

2020Talks - February 25, 2020 


Tonight's the last debate before the South Carolina primaries, but it's also the last before Super Tuesday, which includes California and its 494 delegates.

Public News Service - CA: Environment

Restoration efforts at Lake Tahoe are among tens of thousands of California projects made possible over the years by the Land and Water Conservation Fund. (Tahoe Regional Planning Agency)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Conservation groups are speaking out, asking Congress to renew what they say is an important public lands program before it expires on September 30th. California alone has received almost $2.5 billion from the Land and Water Conservation Fund since it was established 53

The oil platform Gail, located near Santa Barbara, is one of 24 rigs in federal waters off the California coast. (California Bureau of Ocean Energy Management)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Two bills designed to thwart the Trump administration's plans for an offshore oil-drilling boom are to come before state lawmakers today. The bills would forbid any new infrastructure on land or in California state waters to facilitate the transfer of oil from any new fed

The Trump administration wants to eliminate California's ability to set its own higher emissions standards for cars. (1laura/Twenty20)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Trump administration is halting the push for higher fuel-efficiency standards for cars – and wants to take away California's ability to set its own standards. The administration says rolling back the Obama-era rules would save buyers of new vehicles about $2,00

The South Fork of the Trinity River is part of an area where selective forest thinning would be allowed under a new bill in Congress. (Jeff Morris/Pew Charitable Trusts)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A new bill in the U.S. House would add to the Golden State's protected wilderness and promote tourism. It also would authorize thinning forests to help prevent large forest fires. The Northwest California Wilderness, Recreation, and Working Forests Act, introduced by R

Point Arena in Mendocino County is part of California Coastal National Monument, one of thousands of public projects partially funded by the Land and Water Conservation Fund. (Wikimedia Commons)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Thousands of veterans are calling on Congress to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund before it expires in September. They want to save a program that has been used to protect millions of acres of public lands and build countless parks and ball fields over the past 5

California recently approved more than $700 million for utility companies to invest in electric-vehicle charging infrastructure. (TonyTheTigersSon/Twenty20)

LOS ANGELES – Businesses, cities and the state of California are using their collective power to push automakers toward an electric future. This week, the Climate Group, an international organization dedicated to fighting global climate change, launched the "Zero Emission Vehicle Challenge"

Environmental justice groups opposed Prop. 70, saying it would have made it more difficult to fund climate projects that mitigate pollution from power plants such as this one in the low-income community of Oxnard. (Rennett Stowe/Wikimedia Commons)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The election results are trending positively for environmental justice in California – with the likely defeat of Proposition 70 and the passage of Proposition 68. Prop 70 would have required a two-thirds majority for the State Legislature to appropriate funds for c

A pipeline project to send water from the Mojave Desert to seven other counties has drawn opposition for two decades.(BLM)

AMBOY, Calif. - New research undermines claims that the proposed Cadiz Water Project would be safe for the environment, finding instead that it would drain water from the aquifer that feeds springs within Mojave Trails National Monument. A new, peer-reviewed study in the Journal of Environmental Fo

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