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    PNS Daily News - May 3, 20160 


    Taking a look at what’s making news today: the Supreme Court backs away from a minimum raise challenge; working women want their struggles addressed by candidates; and Americans are encouraged to re-discover the joys of being unplugged.

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Dedicated funding for Everglades restoration projects has been 16 years in the making. (Fred Ward/Wikimedia Commons)

MAITLAND, Fla. – Conservation groups are praising the Florida Legislature's $200 million funding for projects in the Everglades. Everglades restoration projects have been under way for a few years now, but they lacked a stable source of funding, which groups have been working on for about 16 ...Read More

Jordan Cove, above, is the potential site of a large liquefied natural gas terminal, which would have a capacity of 6 million tons annually. (Visitor7/Wikimedia Commons)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Residents of Coos Bay, Ore., who think a years-long fight over a liquefied natural-gas terminal is over might be wrong. A Canadian energy company backing the Jordan Cove terminal signed a preliminary deal last week with a Japanese power company, agreeing to purchase 1.5 milli ...Read More

New University of Colorado research shows that upside-down rivers, created by warming ocean water, are threatening ice shelves across the Antarctic continent. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Upside-down rivers of warming ocean water are a threat to the stability of floating ice shelves in Antarctica, according to a new report from the University of Colorado's National Snow and Ice Data Center. Ice shelves are thick, floating plates of ice that have drifted away from the ...Read More

From March to September, oysters are planted in the Chesapeake Bay. In the last 20 years, almost 6 billion have been dropped back into the water to shore up the oyster population. (NOAA)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Now that the weather for it is better, there's a major oyster reseeding effort in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Bryan Kent Gomes at the nonprofit Oyster Recovery Partnership says the mission is to increase the number of oysters in the Bay. In the last two decades, they ...Read More

The Obama administration has abandoned plans to lease parts of the Outer Continental Shelf off the Atlantic Coast to offshore drilling companies. (SirDouglas/morguefile)

OUTER BANKS, N.C. - Along with a breath of ocean air, residents and businesses along the North Carolina coast might be breathing a sigh of relief. The Obama administration is dropping its plans for drilling off the Atlantic coast. Plans had been announced last year to lease parts of the Outer Conti ...Read More

The sardine population is continuing to collapse, according to a new assessment by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.(jasonwebber01/morguefile)

LOS ANGELES - A new federal assessment shows the population of sardines off the West Coast has continued to plummet; it's a third lower than last spring, even though the entire sardine fishery was closed in 2015. The news means the fishery is very unlikely to reopen until at least 2017. Geoff Sh ...Read More

SeaWorld has admitted sending employee Paul McComb to pose as an activist. (April Cruz/PETA)

Animal-rights advocates with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are speaking out in the wake of revelations that SeaWorld sent some of its employees to spy on them. On Thursday, SeaWorld chief executive Joel Manby admitted in an earnings call that his company directed workers to go underco ...Read More

Environmentalist projected images onto the site of the NAAG meeting in Washington. (350.org)

NEW YORK - What did Exxon know about climate change and when did it know it? That's what environmentalists want state attorneys general to investigate. Activists from 350.org on Tuesday presented signed petitions to the National Association of Attorneys General in Washington. Lindsay Meiman, U.S. c ...Read More

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