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PNS Daily News - September 18, 2019 


President Trump visits California, targeting its homelessness crisis and environmental protections; and Tennessee is a top destination for out-of-state women seeking abortions.

2020Talks - September 18, 2019. (3 min.)  


Interfaith Alliance's Connie Ryan and Family Leader's Bob Vander Plaats on their differing views of religion's role in politics; and former Rep. Mark Sanford confers with cardboard cutout of President Trump.

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Public News Service - MA: Oceans

Vineyard Wind is expected to build one of the first massive offshore wind farms in the U.S. (Andy Dingley/Wikimedia)

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – A proposed offshore wind farm south of Martha's Vineyard could be the first industrial-sized facility of its kind in the U.S.. The company Vineyard Wind expects to build the 84-turbine wind installation this year, pending several state approvals. One important aspect is

The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument is home to thousands of endangered and vulnerable species. (NOAA)

BOSTON – Public data on commercial fishing show no losses from the creation of protected areas off the New England coast, according to a new analysis. The commercial fishing industry had opposed the creation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, saying that prohibi

The Atlantic puffin is one of many species that are expected to benefit from President Obama's designation of the first-ever marine national monument in the North Atlantic. (Richard Bartz via wikimedia)

CAPE COD, Mass. - With the stroke of a pen, President Obama has designated a new national monument off the coast of Cape Cod. It is the first-ever marine national monument designated in the North Atlantic, according to Peter Baker, director of U.S. Ocean Conservation in the Northeast for the Pew Cha

Massachusetts made history this month by signing into law the largest commitment of any state in the nation to offshore wind power. (Amber Hewett)

BOSTON – August has proved to be a pivotal month for offshore wind power in the Commonwealth and the region. Catherine Bowes, senior manager for the National Wildlife Federation, cited the turbines now going online off the coast of Rhode Island, and the bill signed into law last week by Massa

Coral canyons and seamounts off the Massachusetts coastline are being considered for National Marine Monument Designation. A new Edge Research poll finds overwhelming support for protecting the ocean. (NOAA)

BOSTON -- A new poll finds that four out of five Bay Staters support permanent protections for the ocean. A poll conducted by the Edge Research found strong bipartisan support for ocean protections, particularly over special areas. "80 percent of the people polled in Massachusetts support more prot

PHOTO: Hundreds of marine mammals are stranded on beaches in Massachusetts and around the country, and groups are asking Congress to restore critical funding to rescue them. Photo credit: © J. Cumes/Int'l. Fund for Animal Welfare

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass. – Hundreds of dolphins, seals and whales are stranded on beaches in the Bay State every year, but dwindling government support is making the job to save them extremely difficult for rescuers and scientists. Katie Moore is a marine mammal rescuer and scientist for the Inte

PHOTO: Coastal storm damage, such as in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, will be more frequent as sea levels rise through the century in the Northeast, according to a new report. Photo courtesy Risky Business Project.

BOSTON - The Northeast is expected to experience a temperature increase over the next century. But a new study identified rising oceans, and their effect on coastal infrastructure, as the major coming climate impact to the region. The report, from the Risky Business Project, concluded that Boston w

PHOTO: The Obama administration’s tough new requirements to limit carbon pollution from new power plants are being hailed as “bold” by some business leaders in Massachusetts.

BOSTON - Linking global warming to disease, extreme weather and other environmental problems, the EPA has set the first national limits on heat-trapping pollution from future power plants. The standard is stricter than one proposed a year ago, and Michael Green of Boston's Climate Action Liason Coal

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