PNS Daily Newscast - January 21, 2020 

Climate change is on the radar for rural voters in Iowa. Plus, the Senate impeachment rules.

2020Talks - January 21, 2020 

Candidates attended the Iowa Brown & Black Forum in Des Moines, and answered tough questions about their records on race. It was MLK Day, and earlier many were in South Carolina marching together to the State Capitol.

Public News Service - CA: Oceans

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The race is on to protect birds threatened by the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico; birds that would also be finding their way to other locations. Last month's oil rig explosion couldn't have come at a worse time for the thousands of brown pelicans, egrets and other birds

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sport salmon fishermen are casting their lines once again. After a two-year break, the salmon fishing season in California officially begins Saturday. Federal biologists are predicting a larger return of fall-run Chinook salmon after record-low numbers the two previous years. Ho

MONTEREY, Calif. - A fund that helps the endangered sea otter is in danger itself. Since 2007, Californians have been contributing to the California Sea Otter Fund by checking off a box on their state income tax return. Last year, the fund narrowly missed its minimum target amount, but tax officials

LOS ANGELES - Atlantic Bluefin tuna has a reputation in California sushi bars as delicious and expensive, and 'endangered' may soon be added to that list. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species is meeting this week to consider a ban on international trade of bluefin, a very larg

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - A Governor's Task Force will present its recommendation to the State Fish and Game Commission today for a system of marine reserves that will dot the coast from Santa Barbara to the Mexico border. Boun Prasert has been fishing off California's piers for most of his adult lif

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Saturday marks the tenth anniversary of the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA). It was the first state law that mandated the creation of a state-wide network of marine protected areas, with the goals of better protection for marine habitats and replenishing fish and wildlife popu

SAN FRANCISCO - An Obama Administration task force is in California this week to take a closer look at the Pacific Ocean. Officials are crafting the first national policy for managing oceans adjacent to the United States. They are in the Bay Area to learn about challenges facing the West Coast, whic

SANTA MONICA, Calif. - A "day at the beach" means big bucks for the Golden State. Coastal recreation brings in tens of billions of dollars for coastal communities, and a new study finds 90 percent of visitors to the Southern California coast are there for activities other than fishing. These so-call

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