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PNS Daily Newscast - July 10, 2020 


The Supreme Court opens the door for prosecutors to seek President Trump's financial records; a backlash in Florida on school reopening plans.

2020Talks - July 10, 2020 


US Supreme Court rules on Trump's tax returns; Houston mayor cancels Texas GOP's in-person convention; Louisiana has elections; and DC council gives people incarcerated for felonies the right to vote.

Public News Service - VA: Oceans

Because of coastal flooding, a Virginian is pressing Washington for action on climate change. Photo by NOAA.

RICHMOND, Va. - Folks from around the country are making the case to Congress for limits on carbon pollution to curb climate change and its impacts. A woman from Chesapeake went to Washington, D.C. last week to talk to federal representatives about the rising sea levels on the Virginia coast. Tuer

PHOTO: Virginia's beach tourism industry groups are opposing plans to open up the Atlantic coast to offshore drilling. Photo by Krystle Chick and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia's beach tourism industry is unifying against offshore drilling in the Atlantic. The state's beach resort, restaurant, hotel and tourism trade groups have issued statements against expanded drilling, something the oil industry is pressing for in Washington. According to co

PHOTO: Many want Gov. Terry McAuliffe's Climate and Resiliency Commission to plan for sea-level rise on the Virginia Coast, in part because of storms such as Hurricane Sandy. Photo courtesy of NASA.

RICHMOND, Va. - Governor Terry McAuliffe's office wants to plan for climate change. Many want his Climate and Resiliency Commission to look at sea-level rise. Chris Miller recently retired from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). He helped write a report on what's coming as

IMAGE: A Dominion Resources offshore wind project is fairly far along, and offers huge potential, according to a new report on offshore wind power in the Atlantic. Map courtesy Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

RICHMOND, Va. - A huge wind project in the early stages off Virginia Beach has the potential to provide a lot of reasonably-priced, steady power, according to a new report. "Catching the Wind," which looks at offshore wind turbine projects along the East Coast, reported that the Dominion project tw

PHOTO: A report released today by the National Wildlife Federation outlines how young critters, such as sea turtles in Virginia, are facing new challenges because of climate change. Photo credit: NOAA

RICHMOND, Va. - Spring means baby season for wildlife. A report released today by the National Wildlife Federation outlines how young critters are facing new challenges because of climate change. Chelsea Harnish, climate and energy manager at the Virginia Conservation Network, said brook trout fing

PHOTO: Riverkeepers in Virginia and around the world are testing the waters for Swimmable Water Weekend, a global event to raise awareness of water quality and the impact of pollution. Photo credit: theswimguide.org

RICHMOND, Va. – Can you swim in your local river or creek? Is there a safe beach? And if not, why not? Those are the questions riverkeepers want you to be asking as part of Swimmable Water Weekend this weekend. Peter Nichols, executive director of the environmental group Waterkeeper Alli

PHOTO: Barges are carrying mined oyster shells to public oyster grounds in the James River, as well as in Mobjack Bay, the York River and off Tangier Island. Photo credit: Natural Resources Secretary Doug Domenech

RICHMOND, Va. - It's the largest oyster-replenishment project in Virginia history. Barges carrying more than a billion fossilized oyster shells are being floated down the James River so the shells can be planted on some of the historically best grounds for growing new oysters, to provide habitat for

Offshore Wind Turbines

RESTON, Va. - With the announcement last week by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management that Virginia will be one of three states included in the first-ever offshore renewable energy lease sale, the Commonwealth is well poised to become a wind energy hub. However, some worry that Congress will let th

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