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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

Californians are diving deep into the Pacific Ocean without ever leaving their computers. New online mapping tools allow people to see underwater, and at the same time track the effects of climate change and human activity. MarineMap.org allows users to view maps of marine areas in and around Califo

California has a lot at stake in a huge wilderness conservation package expected to be heard in the U.S. House of Representatives as early as this week. The Omnibus Public Land Management Act, covers more than 700,000 acres in California. The legislation would protect land in the Eastern Sierra Neva

President Bush is looking to leave behind a "blue legacy." The President is designating three areas in the Pacific Ocean as marine national monuments - and the total area getting federal protection is larger than the state of California. The move is part of an effort to protect and replenish marine

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

The idea of creating underwater parks for our fish and wildlife is "catching" on; as California continues to expand its statewide system of these underwater safe havens, a national effort is now underway as well. The National Marine Protected Areas Center has launched the first system of MPAs to be

California's cold water fish are in deep trouble. A new report called "SOS: California's Native Fish Crisis," finds that 65 percent of native salmon, steelhead and trout could be extinct within 100 years or sooner. The University of California Davis study analyzed thirty-two native fish species; of

California's fish troubles may go beyond the current salmon crisis. Amid warnings of overfishing in the Pacific and other oceans, a new report from the University of British Columbia finds that one-third of the fish caught worldwide is not for humans to consume, but for livestock feed. Each year mor

San Diego, CA - There's an underwater population boom taking place along portions of the California coastline. A study by the University of California at San Diego documents an explosion of sea life in the marine reserve at La Jolla Cove, an area off-limits to fishing. Not only are there more fish,

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