PNS Daily Newscast - May 25, 2018 

President Trump scraps planned talks with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Also on our Friday rundown: California lawmakers support and emergency hotline for foster kids; and boating is a booming business in states like Minnesota.

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Gray whales can drown when caught in a drift gillnet. Monday, the feds put swordfishermen who use the nets on notice. Credit: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

SAN DIEGO – The federal government put California swordfishermen on notice Monday, warning they'll be banned if they continue to inadvertently catch endangered species, whales, dolphins and sea turtles in their nets. The Pacific Fishery Management Council set caps on the number of marine mam

This gray wolf is part of the first known pack in California in almost 90 years. Credit: California Department of Fish and Game.

MOUNT SHASTA, Calif. - The wolf pack is back - literally! A pack of gray wolves has been discovered in California for the first time since they were hunted almost to extinction about 90 years ago. Trail cameras recently caught sight of what's known as the Shasta pack in Siskiyou County near Mount

Scientists say Dungeness crab is one of dozens of marine species along the west coast affected by excess carbon dioxide in ocean water, the result of a warming climate. Credit: MConnors/morguefile.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Climate change is turning ocean water more acidic and creating low-oxygen "dead zones" – issues that have serious implications for the entire oceanic ecosystem. That's the subject of a Wednesday workshop in Sacramento on the findings of the West Coast Ocean Acidific

PHOTO: The California red-legged frog is at the center of a controversy at Sharp Park Golf Course in Pacifica, which now is the subject of a lawsuit. Photo courtesy of Wild Equity Institute.

PACIFICA, Calif. – An environmental group is suing the California Coastal Commission and the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department to protect frogs and snakes on the city-owned Sharp Park Golf Course in Pacifica. The course was built on the Laguna Salada wetlands 83 years ago, and it

PHOTO:  The fisher is a medium-sized carnivore that is on the brink of extinction partly because of vehicle collisions. Californians can help biologists protect them by reporting roadkill to

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - About 1 million animals are killed on America's roads every day, pushing some species to the brink of extinction. The problem is particularly acute in California's national forests and parks, including Yosemite, where conservationists are building special tunnels for wildlife to

PHOTO: There is a rising number of pet thefts across the nation.

LOS ANGELES - Police are warning pet owners about a dog-napping scam, one that highlights a sharp national increase in stolen pets. Recently, two women in green uniforms showed up at a house in Echo Park falsely claiming to be with the Los Angeles Police Department Animal Cruelty Task Force. They

PHOTO: Environmental groups and beekeepers are in court this month in California, challenging state and federal regulators' approvals of pesticides the groups say are harmful to bees. Photo courtesy of Pesticide Action Network.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Save the bees! That's the battle cry in two ongoing court cases in California where beekeepers and environmental groups are fighting regulators over the use of pesticides they contend harm bees and crops. On Tuesday, on behalf of the groups, the law firm Earthjustice asked a f

PHOTO: A California animal-rights group aims to raise awareness of cruelty involved in the dog meat trade in the United States and abroad. Photo courtesy: No To Dog Meat.

While the thought of eating the family dog or cat may sound repulsive to most Americans, in some cultures it is considered quite normal. One California group is trying to change that perception. Fia Perera, who co-founded the Los Angeles-based U.S. branch of the animal advocacy group No To Dog Meat

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