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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 ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - TX: Oceans

PHOTO: Droughts driven by climate change are already threatening the reproductive health of ocelots and sea level rise is expected to wipe out some of the ocelot's coastal habitat. Photo credit: Mike Fisher

AUSTIN, Texas – As fans across Texas get ready to root on their favorite teams for March Madness, new research shows mascot namesakes, such as lions and tigers and bears, are facing real threats from climate change. Doug Inkley, a senior scientist with the National Wildlife Federation, says

PHOTO: Day 30 of Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, 2010. CREDIT: Green Fire Productions

AUSTIN, Texas - The second phase of the trial over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is in progress. This portion will include an attempt to determine just how much oil was spilled following the explosion and fire in 2010. According to Sara Gonzalez-Rothi Kronenthal, s

PHOTO: CREDIT: Kate Ter Haar

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - After being pulled from the table over legal concerns, a proposed plastic bag ordinance in Corpus Christi is expected to be back before the city council before the end of summer. The plan was set aside this spring with worries that it could get caught up in a lawsuit against

PHOTO: With an eye toward reducing pollution, a ban on single-use bags takes affect today in Austin. Photo credit: John Michaelson

AUSTIN, Texas – The phrase "paper or plastic" is slowly disappearing from the lexicon of shoppers in Austin, Texas. A new ordinance that bans single use bags in favor of reusable takes effect Friday. "The single use bags wreak a lot of havoc for such a small part of the waste stream,”

PHOTO: Trial is set to begin Monday in the civil case against BP for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. This photo was taken 2 years after the spill and environmentalists say the long-term impact is still unknown. CREDIT: Craig Guillot/NWF

AUSTIN, Texas – There is a renewed call to make sure BP is held accountable, as the civil trial for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster nears. Court proceedings are set to start Monday in New Orleans, but it is possible that the trial will be averted with a settlement between BP and the

PHOTO: Plane spraying dispersants on spilled oil. Photo courtesy of the National Commission on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling.

BEAUMONT, Texas - It's decision time for many whose livelihoods were affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. Private claims of economic hardship against oil giant British Petroleum (BP) will become part of a class-action settlement process, with participants likely forf

PHOTO: Oiled turtle is recovered from Gulf of Mexico by NOAA Scientist following the 2010 spill. Courtesy of NOAA.

AUSTIN, Texas - Two and a half years after British Petroleum's Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, spewing 5 million barrels of crude into the Gulf of Mexico, a battle is brewing over how the B.P. fines will eventually be spent. The company is likely to pay out anywhere from $5 billion to $21 billio

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - April is "Earth Month," when the environment gets more of the spotlight than usual. One major Texas retailer is hoping its customers will pay attention - at the cash register. The HEB grocery chain tear-pad program makes it easy to donate $1, $3, or $5 to environmental causes wh

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