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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

PHOTO: The documentary film Blackfish about Tilikum, the now infamous orca responsible for three deaths while in captivity opens in a limited release today (Friday) - with a showing in Cambridge. Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Should killer whales be kept in captivity and made to perform tricks for humans? That's a question raised in the documentary "Blackfish." The film opens with the tragic death of a SeaWorld trainer killed in 2010 in Orlando by the whale, Tilikum, and moves back in time to

GRAPHIC: A new report from the National Wildlife Federation says climate change is a threat to migratory birds, many of them iconic species that travel through or spend summers in New England. Courtesy NWF

BOSTON - A new study called Shifting Skies says climate change is affecting migratory birds that live in or pass through Massachusetts and New England. The report by the National Wildlife Federation says that of 305 species tracked, 177 have shifted their winter habitats northward by 35 miles on ave

PHOTO: The Portland-Maine pipeline, shown here crossing Coos County, NH, is cited in a petition calling on the federal government to issue stricter regulations for transporting tar sands oil from Western Canada across New England and the Midwest.

BOSTON - More than 55 groups and individuals are petitioning the federal government to halt plans to pump corrosive tar-sands oil from Canada to American ports for export. Current regulations are inadequate, they say, and raise the risk of catastrophic spills. They're out to stop both the Keystone

PHOTO: A new report says lobster fisheries in the Gulf of Maine might be the

BOSTON - The New England lobster, under threat from disease and invasive species, may be the "canary in the coal mine" of climate disruption, according to a new report that examines case studies from around the nation about how global warming is altering wildlife habitats. The National Wildlife Fe

Wind turbines off Denmark's coast. Photo courtesy NWF

BOSTON - The Obama administration has announced funding for seven projects that will speed up the development of the nation's first offshore wind farms. Meanwhile, environmental groups have reached agreement with developers on how to protect critically-endangered North Atlantic right whales. It's

DENNIS PORT, Mass. - The first year of a new commercial fish quota system in New England came to an end this weekend, and some small boat fishermen say they are hooked on it. Under the controversial sector management system, fishermen formed co-ops called sectors and shared limits on over-fished spe

BOSTON - For hundreds of years the Atlantic Ocean has played an integral role in New England's economy. However, many experts agree that if a national policy to protect the ocean's health is not put in place, the economic future of New England and the country could be severely compromised. A new nat

WASHINGTON - In a nice example of turning the other cheek, a group of shark attack survivors from around the U.S. is in Washington today to voice their support for the Shark Conservation Act, which would put an end to "shark-finning." Finning means catching a shark, slicing off the fins and discardi

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