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PNS Daily Newscast - February 26, 2020 


Seven Democrats debate in South Carolina. And helping kelp forests off the West coast.

2020Talks - February 26, 2020 


Candidates took the stage in Charleston, South Carolina, ahead of Saturday's South Carolina primaries, but also ahead of next week's Super Tuesday. Former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg took some hits, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the national frontrunner, was the main target.

Public News Service - WA: Environment

Olympia, WA – A U.S. Senate Committee has been "digging" for ways to update the nation's hard-rock mining law. And with more than 2,200 mining claims in Washington, conservation groups say an update is past due. Those advocating changes argue the current law, which has been in place since 1872

Seattle, WA – Washington is one of 16 states "on hold," waiting for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to allow tougher standards for vehicle tailpipe emissions. Those states, and five conservation groups, have started the New Year off by joining in on legal action against the EPA, sayin

Olympia, WA – A Washington State official says thousands of miles of mostly-abandoned logging roads in Washington amount to what he calls a "ticking time bomb." The roads are located in the national forests in the state, from mountain ridges all the way to Puget Sound. Most of them aren't main

Seattle, WA – "Home for the holidays" may mean more climate change pollution here at home in Washington. A group of cities, states, and environmental organizations has filed petitions with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, asking to do more to rein in pollution from U.S. flights, which

Seattle, WA – This week, it's back to the drawing board for Energy Northwest -- or is it? The company's new coal-fired power plant for Kalama, Washington, was stopped last week with a unanimous decision by the state's Energy Facility Site Evaluation Committee. EFSEC said the plan didn't come c

Bellingham, WA – Is fish "organic" if it's raised in the aquatic version of a feedlot? The debate over fish farming spills this week into the realm of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), where scientists on both sides of the issue are weighing in on whether "farmed" salmon can be sold

Portland, OR – No matter what you bought on your post-Thanksgiving shopping excursions this weekend, you probably didn't come home from the stores with world peace or a cure for global warming. However, those items could be on your gift list this year –- and without asking for funding fr

Seattle, WA – There are some Puget Sound residents who won't be feasting on Thanksgiving. They're the 88 orca whales who live in the Sound and depend on salmon for their diet. Marine scientists say the famous orcas are in trouble this year, because they're not getting enough to eat. The resear

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