PNS Daily Newscast - August 16, 2019.
Charter-school reforms are in the works; and green-card applicants face hurdles with new federal changes. (Broadcaster Note: Our 6-min. newscast now has an optional outcue at 3 minutes, "This is PNS.")
On this first "World Oceans Day," a group of scientists has released a report with an ambitious goal - to rescue the Pacific Ocean by the year 2020. The report, from the Center for Ocean Solutions and Stanford University, contains a daunting list of top threats to ocean health, including sewage, pla
Even during economic bad times, California voters aren’t willing to sacrifice the environment. That’s according to a statewide survey that found two-thirds of voters think a strong economy and a clean environment can go hand-in-hand. Nearly half of those polled also think the state’
State lawmakers want to "green" California, while also creating tens of thousands of new jobs. Democratic legislative leaders have introduced a "green" economic stimulus plan, which they say would create more than 40,000 new jobs while protecting the environment through new construction projects.
As the federal government works on bailing out Detroit's struggling Big Three automakers, environmental groups want some strings attached to the deal. Phyllis Cuttino, Director of the U.S. Global Warming Campaign for the Pew Environment Group says that if Congress and the Bush Administration tap int
As a new class of lawmakers begins work at the state Capitol, they are reminded of their predecessors' environmental record. The annual California Environmental Scorecard grades members of the legislature and the governor on how they voted on key pieces of legislation. David Allgood, Southern Cali
Sacramento, CA - Calling it the sequel to California's landmark global warming legislation, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed into law the anti-sprawl bill, SB 375. It is designed to help the state fight global warming by encouraging communities to consider climate change when planning land-
San Francisco, CA - Californians today are remembering the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the struggles that still go on--not only on the Gulf Coast, but in their own state as well. Groups fighting for racial justice are holding rallies and marches to memorialize the Katrina victims. The
Sacramento, CA - Move the goods, but hold the pollution. That's the idea behind state legislation to improve air quality at California's ports. Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland are home to three of the nation's busiest ports; as a result, they have some of the country's least healthy air. Senato