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PBS Daily Newscast - July 8, 2020 


Mary Trump's book labels our president a reckless leader who paid a pal to take his SAT test; Nevada lawmakers address pandemic shortfalls.

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: Oceans

SPOKANE, Wash. - Little fish will be a big topic this weekend for the Pacific Fisheries Management Council, the body that recommends fishing seasons and catch limits for the West Coast. At its meeting in Spokane, the council will debate whether to develop an ecosystem-based management plan that inc

SEATTLE - A lawsuit is being threatened to force the federal government to do more to protect giant sea turtles along the Pacific coastline. Conservation groups say the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) was asked in 2007 to protect about 70,000 square miles of the Pacific Ocean for endangered

GREENBANK, Wash. - Underwater is usually a quiet place, but when the U.S. Navy is doing submarine security exercises, the calm can be shattered by blasts of high-intensity sonar. Marine experts say sonar affects dolphins and whales, along with other sea life - and can stun and even kill them. Whale-

SEATTLE - From the April fire that killed seven workers at the Tesoro Corporation's Anacortes refinery to a Puget Sound oil spill six years ago linked to a ConocoPhillips tanker, Washington has seen its share of oil- and gas-related accidents. So has every state in the country, according to a new re

TACOMA, Wash. - Months before the B.P. oil rig disaster, a Tacoma group was working in the Gulf Coast region to determine the potential financial impact of restoring the Mississippi River Delta. Earth Economics did a similar study of Puget Sound in 2008. The group's executive director, economist D

SEATTLE - Cleaner air for the Washington coast is a little closer to reality. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking steps to require cleaner fuel for the largest ships operating in United States' waters. The high-sulfur, bunker fuel generally used in large cargo and cruise ships

BELLEVUE, Wash. - Washington already has a major effort underway to clean up Puget Sound, while a task force meeting around the country is charged with creating the first national policy for managing oceans. From the effects of climate change to fish conservation, to water quality along the U.S. coa

SEATTLE, Wash. – June is Orca Appreciation Month in Washington, but the orca population is dwindling. The future of this rare whale is caught up in the battle over salmon recovery in the Northwest, because salmon are orcas' main food source. Two federal reports – one examining the Colu

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