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PNS Daily Newscast - July 2, 2020 


The White House says no response is planned to reported Russian bounties on U.S. troops; House Democrats unveil an ambitious plan to curb climate change.

2020Talks - July 1, 2020 


Colorado, Utah and Oklahoma all finished up their elections Tuesday, and Medicaid expansion in OK appears to have passed. And, a Supreme Court ruling could open the door for more public money to religious institutions.

Public News Service - WA: Oceans

Seattle, WA – Nearly 200,000 square miles of U.S. Arctic waters north of Alaska have been put off-limits to industrial fishing. Yesterday's vote by the North Pacific Fisheries Council in Seattle posts a "no fishing" sign on the largest body of water ever to be closed. Environmentalists say Ar

Vancouver, BC – The oceans are being stripped of a major food source – not only for oceangoing fish and birds, but for people - according to a nine-year study from the University of British Columbia (UBC). It calls the trend "alarming," that more than one-third of the fish caught in the

Seattle, WA - Sushi lovers will have an unusual new source of information about seafood safety beginning today. The Seattle Aquarium plans to unveil a new "sustainable sushi" reference card, electronic or printed, to help sushi-lovers make smarter choices about the fish they eat. The new card is a

Everett, WA – This Sunday (June 8) is "World Oceans Day," and Washington has a special reason to observe it. Our little piece of ocean, Puget Sound, is in serious need of cleanup. Groups leading the effort are hoping to see a new crop of volunteers pitch in, this weekend and throughout the sum

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

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

Seattle, WA - It's a dirty job, but somebody's gotta do it. A new campaign launches today to get everyday folks involved in cleaning up Puget Sound -- a task which most definitely includes getting muddy. MudUp features a central Web site on which people can find or post clean-up events and activitie

Can the tides in Puget Sound be used to generate electric power? The Snohomish County Public Utility District is launching a 3-year study to find out. By summer, the PUD will begin measuring tidal currents at seven sites around Puget Sound. Tidal power is seen as a potential source of clean, renewa

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