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PNS Daily Newscast - August 7, 2020 


The State Attorney of NY moves to dissolve the NRA; an update on the potential wave of pandemic evictions.


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The Commission on Presidential Debates rejects Trump campaign's request for a fourth debate. Hawaii has a primary tomorrow, but there are only 8 vote service centers.

Public News Service - CA: Environment

Los Angeles, CA – Fresh isn't always better when it comes to fish in California. Random testing of fresh fish from grocery stores and sushi bars shows some are so contaminated with mercury that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could legally stop the sale. A third of sushi tuna met t

San Francisco, CA – Gold prices have hit a record high in the U.S. in the past week, and that has helped spur a new gold rush in California, with hundreds of new claims pending and a push to start mining in Northern California near the Trinity Alps Wilderness. Congress is looking at updating

Joshua Tree, CA - California environmental groups believe the polar bear is getting the cold shoulder from the Bush administration. The government has delayed announcing whether the polar bear should be on the endangered species list, which has prompted the groups to take legal action. Kassie Siegel

Sacramento, CA – The battle over automobile emissions is about to overheat in California. Following enactment of the federal energy bill this week, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency denied California a waiver to enact its own, tougher, tailpipe emission standards. Californians fr

Los Angeles, CA - When it comes to global warming, California is leading the way, not just in terms of legislation to reduce the problem, but in producing the pollution as well. A new report from the National Environmental Trust finds California emits more greenhouse gases than the entire country o

Can a fish raised in an underwater pen with thousands of other fish be sold as "organic?" That's the issue being 'reeled in' this week by the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), an advisory panel to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The NOSB is considering whether "farmed" fish should qualify

First came the oil spill, now the threat of the oil drill. The San Francisco Bay oil spill couldn't have come at a worse time for millions of ducks, geese and other birds that migrate annually from Alaska to warmer climates in California. Those same birds now face another oil threat, but it's on the

Los Angeles, CA - The Southern California wildfires have many asking how wild lands can be better managed to prevent more fires. Jon Keeley with the U.S. Geological Survey says what works in other parts of the state won't work in Southern California, where most of the region is covered with a dense

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