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

Public News Service - WA: Environment

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

Shelton, WA – Native American salmon fishing is governed partly by treaties from the mid-1800s, and partly by today's reality that wild salmon are endangered. In a rare meeting on Friday in Shelton, tribal representatives of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC) told Washington's s

Chicago, IL – Washington's architects, builders and city planners are converging on Chicago this week for the biggest-ever conference on "green building." About 20,000 people are there, to network and learn how to make houses, schools and businesses more environmentally friendly. Seattle archi

Teshekpuk Lake, AK – Bird watching, and hunting seasons for geese in some areas, kick into high gear this month in Washington. Sportsmen and bird-watchers alike are being asked to get involved in efforts to save the biggest "bird nursery" in the country, a remote lake in Northern Alaska. Many

Washington, DC – Washington is dotted with about 3,800 abandoned mines, and there may finally be some federal money to clean them up if Congress passes the "Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act." It would stop the sale of federal lands to miners, and require gold, silver, and uranium miners to

Seattle, WA - Your mayor may be making a promise you'll be asked to help deliver. Mayors from hundreds of U.S. cities are gathered in Seattle today for a conference on how to tackle global warming at the local level. About 700 mayors, including 28 here in Washington, have signed a "Climate Protectio

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