PNS Daily Newscast - February 20, 2020 

Six Democratic presidential contenders face off in Nevada; and ballot security issues in play.

2020Talks - February 19, 2020 

Tonight's the Las Vegas debate, ahead of this weekend's Nevada caucuses. Some candidates are trying to regain the spotlight and others are trying to keep momentum.

Public News Service - CA: Oceans

SANTA MONICA, Calif. - People strolling California's beaches this month may be doing more than just enjoying the nice weather - some are citizen scientists. Volunteers with the environmental group, Heal the Bay, are walking the beaches collecting data about coastal and ocean activities in the state'

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Shark fin soup may be off the menu at California's top Chinese restaurants if a bill to ban the delicacy is passed by the legislature. Similar to a new law in Hawaii, the California bill would make the possession, sale or distribution of shark fins illegal. Assemblyman Paul Fo

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The salmon are returning to the Golden State. New numbers from the California Department of Fish and Game are giving both recreational and commercial fishermen hope for a fishing season this year. Last fall, 163,000 Chinook salmon returned to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, wh

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The southern California coastline is getting some underwater protection. The state Fish and Game Commission voted late Wednesday to approve a network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) that will stretch from Santa Barbara to the Mexican border. Marcela Gutierrez with Wildcoast

SAN DIEGO - When it comes to California's coastlines, sometimes protecting what's under the waves requires a look from high above. This weekend, a group of volunteer pilots will gather in San Diego for the annual LightHawk Fly-in. The members of the nonprofit organization donate flights to help impr

SAN FRANCISCO - The cap on the Gulf oil well may have stopped the spilling, but the oil still carries dangers for marine life, with marine conservation groups and fishing organizations pointing to Atlantic bluefin tuna as one of the species at highest risk because it spawns in the Gulf this time of

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Beach lovers in California and across the nation will gather tomorrow to demonstrate against off-shore oil drilling and promote clean energy. The Hands Across the Sand event is being held at more than 90 beaches in the state. Ken David, communications coordinator for the San D

As the costs of Gulf Coast cleanup efforts from the BP oil spill continue to rise, a new report examines the industry as a whole, in terms of safety and accident records. The international environmental education and resource group Global Exchange has found that operating errors and incidents around

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