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    PNS Daily Newscast - Tuesday, May 24th, 20160 


    The head of security for the TSA has been removed from the job. Ten million dollars is going to help landscapes devastated by fire, and a new interactive map will let you know if you live near a park that's been treated with cancer causing herbicides.

Water

Advocates fear the impact of oil testing in the Big Cypress National Preserve. (M. Schwartz)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Big Cypress National Preserve is one of the most biologically diverse sites in the state, but many who love it say it's not being preserved the way it should. The National Park Service recently authorized seismic testing in the preserve, a process that involves mu ...Read More

Washing your vehicle at home uses more than 100 gallons of water on average. (Virginia Carter)

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - How many times have you driven through your neighborhood and noticed people out washing their cars in the driveway? The scene is depicted on television shows and at the movies too, but there's an effort under way to stop that practice. Jane Maginot, urban stormwater educato ...Read More

Invading species are picked up in one port by freighters, cruise and cargo ships and then the ballast water is dumped into another port. (usbr.gov)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Great Lakes aren't normally a huge part of the nation's military footprint but there's a lot at stake for them in the defense spending bill under discussion in Congress. Last week the House voted for the National Defense Authorization Act, and one of the provisions in it r ...Read More

Poisonous drinking water, levee-breaking floods and pipeline bursts are among the many challenges for the nation's water infrastructure. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - It's Infrastructure Week, and efforts in Ohio to improve water quality are among those highlighted by the "Value of Water Coalition." The group is part of a campaign to educate Americans about why water is essential and why new investments are needed in the nation's water system. C ...Read More

Parents are urged to buy water-quality test kits before letting kids play in public pools and water parks. (Virginia Carter)

BALTIMORE - Healthy and Safe Swimming Week begins Monday, and in a new report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says nationwide testing shows most public swimming areas had at least one violation, and one in eight had to be closed immediately. Dr. Michael Beach, the agency's associate ...Read More

Leaders from across the state gathered in Denver to learn more about turning human waste into natural gas, which is how Grand Junction currently fuels 40 city vehicles. (City of Grand Junction)

DENVER - Raw sewage rarely draws a crowd, but former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter joined city leaders from across the state in Denver on Thursday to learn more about turning human waste into natural gas. David Cox, director of operations for the Renewable Natural Gas Coalition, said turning waste into ...Read More

Marilyn Welker of Clark County says the U.S. EPA's plans to clean up a toxic waste site aren't adequate. (M. Welker)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Some Ohio residents say federal plans to clean up a toxic waste site in Clark County just aren't going to cut it. The Tremont City barrel fill site contains more than 51,000 drums buried in the late 1970s. They contain an estimated 1.5 million gallons of hazardous waste, in ...Read More

KU and LG&E want to place a rate surcharge on the bills of their electric customers to help clean and cap coal-ash ponds at power plants such as this one. (Alex DeSha)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Sister power companies, KU and LG&E want their customers to help pay for compliance with new federal environmental rules. The Kentucky Public Service Commission will hold public meetings on the requests next week in Louisville and Lexington. The utilities want to add a surcharge to ...Read More

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