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PNS Daily Newscast - November 25, 2020 


Feeding hungry families, on Thanksgiving and beyond; and is that turkey really from a family farm? (Note to Broadcasters: The newscast has been granted a holiday for Thanksgiving, but we'll return first thing Friday.)


2020Talks - November 25, 2020 


Biden nominees speak; how can social media spread less misinformation and be less polarizing.

Public News Service - WA: Public Lands/Wilderness

Parts of the Emerald Edge could sequester 3.5 million tons of carbon dioxide, if protected. (Bryan Evans/The Nature Conservancy)

SEATTLE -- The Nature Conservancy has been chosen as one of the first recipients to benefit from Jeff Bezos' $10 billion fund to fight climate change. The Bezos Earth Fund is contributing $100 million to the organization, $20 million of which will go to its project to protect old-growth forests in t

Brown bears on the Kenai peninsula in Alaska are an isolated and at-risk population. (Berkely Bedell/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

SEATTLE -- Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal is among the members of Congress calling for the withdrawal of a proposed rule that would open up brown bear-baiting and trapping on an Alaska refuge. The letter to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt stated the proposed change would allow for the "inhumane

Nine Washington state wolves were removed because of conflicts with livestock in 2019. (WDFW/Flickr)

SEATTLE -- Washington state's wolf population is on the rise, according to a new count, but conservation groups say the species still has a long road to recovery. Wolf numbers increased to at least 145 in 2019, up from 126 in 2018. Zoe Hanley, Northwest representative for Defenders of Wildlife,

A timber harvest plan would have covered 1.8 million acres of land on Prince of Wales Island in the Tongass National Forest. (Steve Sadowski/Flickr)

SEATTLE -- A federal judge has blocked a logging project in the nation's largest forest and conservation groups say that's a big win in the battle against climate change. The judge put a temporary injunction in place against a project that would have opened logging on 1.8 million acres in Alaska's

Repair and maintenance costs in Washington state's national parks exceed $420 million. (Jonathan Miske/Flickr)

SEATTLE - With a divisive impeachment trial over, advocates for public parks are hoping Congress can focus now on an issue with bipartisan support - national parks. The Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act would fund repairs sorely needed in the country's national park system. Deferred maintenan

Wildfire smoke is a major health and climate concern across Washington state. (NASA Earth Observatory/Flickr)

OLYMPIA, Wash. - With the threat of wildfires looming larger, 2020 could be the year Washington state provides funding solely for preparing for them. The state's Department of Natural Resources is urging lawmakers to create a Wildfire Prevention and Preparedness Account, which would provide more t

A bill in Congress would protect the Olympic Peninsula's Queets River. (Sam Beebe/Flickr)

ABERDEEN, Wash. – A bill a decade in the making to protect parts of the Olympic National Forest passed out of committee in Congress yesterday. The Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act would permanently protect more than 126,000 acres of the forest as wilderness, and 19 riv

The Washington state Department of Natural Resources oversees about 2 million acres of state-owned forest land. (rnjacobs/Flickr)

SEATTLE – The Washington state Department of Natural Resources is making progress on high profile issues facing the state, but that could be overshadowing the agency's core functions, according to an assessment of Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz by the Washington Environmental Counci

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