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PNS Daily Newscast - August 13, 2020 


Minutes after Biden selected Harris as VP, she throws first punch at Trump; teachers raise their hands with safety concerns.


2020Talks - August 13, 2020 


Joe Biden and Kamala Harris make their first public appearance as running mates. President Trump calls Georgia's Marjorie Taylor Greene a GOP "star," despite her support for conspiracy theory QAnon.

Public News Service - NY: Oceans

NEW YORK - Half of all the pharmaceutical drugs discovered and produced in the last 25 years have ingredients derived from Mother Nature, although there is growing concern that destruction of natural habitat could bring availability of these life-saving drugs to a halt. David Hahn is a New York can

NEW YORK - More than 2 million jobs in the United States depend on the planet's oceans. In New York alone, fishing, beaches and other ocean-related industries add tens of billions of dollars to the state economy. But all that depends on healthy oceans. Experts say declining fish populations, increas

NEW YORK - After being almost wiped out by repeated blooms of the "brown tide" organism in the 1980s and 1990s, New York Bay scallops are making a comeback. Wayne Grothe, marine projects director at the Nature Conservancy, says that's good news for the health of Long Island's Peconic Bay and the loc

ALBANY, N.Y. - No doubt about it: Recycling is good for the environment. And it's good for New York's economy. The recession, however, has forced down commodity prices and, in turn, the demand for recycled materials. Still, says Amy Schoch of Empire State Development, this is no time for communi

New York, NY - Hundreds of millions of dollars could have been pulled from the sea, if the U.S. did a better job rebuilding fish populations. That's the conclusion of a new report out today. Lee Crockett, director of federal fish policy for the Pew Environment Group, says their report asks a very

New York, NY - Thursday is day four of Senate confirmation hearings on New York federal judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court. How's she doing? "Outstanding," says Emma Coleman Jordan, a Georgetown University law professor who's watching the hearings "I think that something catas

New York, NY — A detailed scientific report released by the federal government on Tuesday says the effects of climate change are happening now, and becoming more serious. They include heavier rainfall, more heat waves and coastal flooding. For New York, the report says $2.3 trillion of coasta

New York, NY — Today is Earth Day, and experts say there are basic steps each of us can take to help save the earth. Scientists say that unless changes are made, rising tides from global warming could cost New York billions of dollars and put thousands of lives in jeopardy in coming decades. B

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