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PNS Daily Newscast - March 27, 2020 


The U.S. now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other country. Despite the pandemic, Election 2020 continues and states are making changes.

2020Talks - March 27, 2020 


3.3 million people reported being jobless last week, according to new Labor Department numbers. And Puerto Rico was supposed to hold primaries this weekend, though they pushed it back to late April, because of COVID-19.

Public News Service - CA: Oceans

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

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’

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