PNS Daily News - September 17, 2019 

Gas prices could jump today in response to the Saudi oil attack; energy efficiency jobs are booming in the U.S.; and a national call to promote election security.

2020Talks - September 17, 2019. (3 min.)  

Former Rep. John Delaney on the opioids crisis; a field organizer for Sen. Kamala Harris on campaigning in Iowa; and a President Donald Trump supporter who cares more about numbers than personalities.

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PHOTO: Thousands of hunters in California already use non-lead ammunition for hunting big game in condor country and waterfowl hunting statewide. AB-711 would phase out the use of lead ammunition for all hunting in the Golden State.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A bill that aims to get the lead out of ammunition is being considered by lawmakers in Sacramento. AB711 would phase out the use of lead bullets and shot for all hunting in the Golden State. According to Jennifer Fearing, California senior state director with The Humane Societ

PHOTO: Cabo Pulmo at the southern tip of Baja California is where developers are planning a massive a massive hotel and golf complex next door to Cabo Pulmo reef.

SAN FRANCISCO – Mexico's approval of four mega resorts in the Gulf of California has several groups calling for an investigation. The groups accuse the Mexican government of failing to enforce its own environmental laws. Earthjustice attorney Sarah Burt says the massive tourism development

PHOTO: A hiker at Tassajara Creek in the Ventana Wilderness.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Californians celebrating Presidents' Day in a national or state park are not only enjoying the great outdoors, they're improving the state's economy. A new report from the Outdoor Industry Association finds the state's outdoor recreation generates more than $85 billion in consu

PHOTO: Gray fox suffering from rodenticide poisoning. Photo courtesy of WildCare, by Melanie Piazza.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is taking action to ban the sale of some of the most dangerous rat poisons, which it says will protect thousands of children each year. These are the same poisons a number of groups have been trying to get removed from store shelves in California. In additio

Photo: National Marine Fisheries Service considering petition to delist Southern Resident killer whales

The public comment period closes tonight (Monday, 9 p.m.) on a petition to remove some killer whales from the federal endangered species list. Some California farmers say the Southern Resident orcas are not eligible because they're no different than any other type of whale. Miyoko Sakashita, ocean

PHOTO: Sea otters will now be welcome in Southern California. Courtesy of Cindy Tucey.

Sea otters are now welcome in Southern California. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is ending the "no-otter" zone that's been in place for nearly 25 years. When the zone was originally established, the idea was to relocate sea otters to one of the Channel Islands to establish a reserve population

PHOTO: Sea Otter. Photo courtesy of Cindy Tucey.

California's sea otters are doing their part to fight climate change, according to one of the findings highlighted during the 10th annual Sea Otter Awareness Week. Otters play a critical role in the marine ecosystem as a keystone species, says Jim Curland, advocacy program director for Friends of t

PHOTO: Sea otter. Photo credit: Cindy Tucey

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - The U.S. Geological Survey is releasing new numbers today on the status of the California sea otter. After the population of the animals hit a record high mortality rate last year, animal advocacy groups are hoping the spring census will reveal a reversal of the disturbing trend

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