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    PNS Daily News - May 6, 20160 


    Our daily news rundown includes House Speaker Paul Ryan, who says he’s not quite ready to endorse Donald Trump for president, it’s Mother’s Day this weekend, but it could be a sad day for moms with kids in jail, and do you how much time do you spend online every day? The people at Facebook know.

Water

About 40 miles of streams have been formally adopted in Iowa, leaving hundreds of miles more in need of volunteers to help clean them up. (GoAdoptaStream.com)

DES MOINES, Iowa - With the Iowa Legislature unable to pass a clean water funding plan, everyday Iowans are still taking steps to improve the water supply. Metro Waste Authority in Des Moines is providing "adoption papers" so volunteer groups can take care of one or more local streams in need of ...Read More

Pollutants get into storm drains and wind up in local waterways, including Chesapeake Bay. (princegeorgescounty.md.gov)

BALTIMORE - The Environmental Protection Agency is praising Prince George's County for efforts to address stormwater runoff that ends up in Chesapeake Bay. There was $2.4 million recently awarded for 33 projects by businesses, neighborhood groups, faith-based organizations and nonprofits that foun ...Read More

The Bellefonte Nuclear Generating Station in Hollywood, Ala., was never completed, and now the TVA this week at its board meeting is considering the sale of the land. (TVA)

BUCHANAN, Tenn. - The future of a 1,600-acre site on the Tennessee River could be decided this week. The Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors, at its meeting on Thursday, is expected to consider the possible sale of land originally allocated for the Bellefonte Nuclear Generating Station t ...Read More

A proposed water pipeline would transfer 86,000-acre feet of water a year from Lake Powell (above) for water customers in southwestern Utah. (JodiJacobson/iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY - The State of Utah has filed for a permit to build a controversial 140-mile pipeline to send water from the Colorado River to southwestern Utah, but a coalition of conservation groups says its members will fight the project. The Lake Powell Pipeline could take up to 86,000 acre-fee ...Read More

An event in Richmond will focus on conservation and trees. (Beth Little)

RICHMOND, Va. - A national conservation leader is coming to Richmond tonight to talk trees and other living things. National Wildlife Federation president and CEO, Collin O'Mara will address a Toast to the Trees event at Stone Brewing Company. The organizers will be giving out native dogwood and red ...Read More

Foods high in Vitamin C can help mitigate lead absorption. (Pixabay)

FLINT, Mich. - Many Flint residents are sticking to bottled water or only drinking filtered water to avoid lead that leached into the city's water system. But federal health leaders say the foods they choose to eat also can make a difference. Dr. Katie Wilson, deputy undersecretary for the U.S. Dep ...Read More

The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs of Oregon are supporting a measure to ban production of more than 1,000 gallons of bottled water per day in Hood River County. (Blue Ackerman)

CASCADE LOCKS, Ore. - The debate over a proposed Nestlé bottling plant in the Columbia Gorge town of Cascade Locks is reaching its boiling point. The city is three weeks away from the results on Measure 1455, which would ban producing and exporting more than 1,000 gallons of bottled water pe ...Read More

The main sources of drinking water in Arkansas are rivers and lakes, and the state conducts thousands of water sample tests every year. (ar.gov)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - There's good news when it comes to water quality in Arkansas. A crisis such as the one that's happened in Flint, Mich., is very unlikely to repeat itself locally, according to state health officials. In Flint, the city switched its water source to save money in 2014, and since t ...Read More

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