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PNS Daily Newscast - November 14, 2019 


New evidence arises from the first impeachment hearing; one in four federal student loan borrowers defaults early on; and growing proof that vaping isn't the healthy alternative it was thought to be.

2020Talks - November 14, 2019 


It's World Diabetes Day, and health care, including the high cost of insulin and other drugs, is a top issue for many voters. Plus, do early states like Iowa and New Hampshire have an outsized role in the nomination process?

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Public News Service - CA: Oceans

Sacramento, CA - The California Fish and Game Commission has voted to adopt a compromise plan to expand its statewide network of marine protected areas, often called "underwater Yosemites." The plan will protect 18 ocean habitats between Santa Cruz and Mendocino. Samantha Murray, manager of pacifi

Sacramento, CA - Ocean scientists plan to unveil at the state capitol today a new consensus statement on the effectiveness of marine reserves for restoring the health of the Pacific Ocean. Their findings are expected to help inform the California Fish and Game Commission as it finalizes plans for a

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

Surfers will be out in force along the Pacific Coast as we head toward summer, and some will be thinking about sharks in the water, though experts say it's the sharks that are in danger - from over-hunting. Matt Rand, director of the Pew Environment Group, says, between 1926 and 2007, there were o

A new study from UC Santa Barbara finds, if steps aren’t taken to protect California sheephead fish habitat, there’s a chance overfishing could wipe out the entire male population of the species that’s born female, but can transform into males as they grow larger. Dr. Jennifer Ca

Californians have a little more "earth" to celebrate today, on this Earth Day. The state has more than 700,000 new acres of public land, part of recent legislation to create more than two million acres of federally protected wilderness, nationwide. President Obama signed the Omnibus Public Lands Man

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’

As the Obama administration considers opening a new stretch of Alaskan coastline to offshore oil drilling, environmentalists are commemorating the anniversary of one of the country's greatest ecological disasters. 20 years ago today, the Exxon Valdez spilled 11 million gallons of crude oil into Alas

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