PNS Daily Newscast - July 7, 2020 

The U.S. Supreme Court rules against rogue 2016 Electoral College voters; SBA pandemic aid goes to companies that don't pledge to save or create jobs.

2020Talks - July 7, 2020 

Biden's climate change task force is making some progress; a federal judge orders the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down; and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - NY: Public Lands/Wilderness

PHOTO: Thousands of people took part in the People’s Climate March on Sunday in New York City, one of many such demonstrations around the nation and world. Photo credit: Mark Scheerer.

NEW YORK - Thousands of people took part in the People's Climate March Sunday in New York City, one of many such demonstrations around the nation and the world. From the staging area at Columbus Circle, the marchers filled Central Park West as far as the eye could see. Stepping off around 1 p.m.,

PHOTO: A new report digging deeply into public opinion polls shows conservation is a broad concern among America's Latino population and that candidates in upcoming mid-term elections should take note. Photo courtesy Hispanic Access Foundation.
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NEW YORK - While some might think immigration policy dominates the concern of Hispanics in New York and around the nation, a new report shows the environment is high on their agenda. Two groups - Latino Decisions and Hispanic Access Foundation - dug deeply into nine recent public opinion polls and

PHOTO: A close-up of one of two baby bald eagles (called eaglets) in its nest at the Nature Conservancy's Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island. Photo credit: Jim Colligan. - See more at:

SHELTER ISLAND, N.Y. - Two baby bald eagles are beginning to "take wing" on Long Island, and could be soaring in time to celebrate Independence Day later this week. The bald eagle nest at the Nature Conservancy's Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island has been monitored from afar for months. The pres

PHOTO: The town of Dryden is one of two municipalities with zoning laws banning fracking for natural gas. Their cases are being argued today in New York's highest appeals court. Photo courtesy of the town of Dryden.

ALBANY, N.Y. - A case being argued in New York's highest appeals court today could shape the future of fracking - using hydraulic pressure to extract natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation beneath much of the Empire State. The towns of Dryden and Middlefield in the Finger Lakes region voted

PHOTO: The presence of this nesting bald eagle and its mate has been confirmed by Nature Conservancy staff, inside the Mashowmack Preserve on Shelter Island. Photo credit: Derek Rogers, used with permission of The Nature Conservancy.

NEW YORK - It's confirmed - a pair of nesting bald eagles has been spotted on Shelter Island, and experts say it's a positive sign not only for the birds but also for the health of local waterways. Eagles have been making a strong comeback and now are fairly common upstate, said Mike Scheibel, a N

Photo: Bans are being considered on plastic and Styrofoam containers in New York City and Albany. Photo Credit: Mike Clifford

NEW YORK – New Yorkers throw away 40 tons of plastic foam each year, and local environmental advocates say much of it comes from eating fast food. This week, measures are expected to be considered in New York City and Albany County to ban these plastic food containers. The New York City Co

NEW YORK - With lawmakers rushing to craft another short-term fix for the national budget, New York vendors who rely on parks and other national attractions being open say a longer-term solution is needed. Bradford Hill, president of Evelyn Hill Inc., says his family-owned gift shops and food stand

Photo: Water pollution entering Hudson Valley estuary in the Capital region. Photo credit: John Lipscomb, Riverkeeper.

NEW YORK – A new report says staff cuts at the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) are resulting in a lot less oversight of air, water and hazardous-materials pollution across the state. It's the DEC that regulates pollution, and Andrew Postiglione with Environmental Advo

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