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    PNS Daily News - August 5, 20150 


    We’re covering stories from coast to coast, including; federal funding for Planned Parenthood remains uncertain as another political showdown looms; and America’s failing roads are costing drivers hundreds of dollars in extra vehicle service and maintenance expense each year; and we report on a major wilderness designation in Idaho.

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PHOTO: Emissions from power plants continue to contribute to hazy skies and the effects of climate change. Being a sea level wetland, the Everglades stands to enjoy the most immediate benefits of the president's new Clean Power Plan. Photo credit: David Parsons/iStockphoto.com

FLORIDA CITY, Fla. – Environmentalists say Florida's national parks will enjoy considerable benefits from President Obama's new Clean Power Plan, which mandates significantly lower emissions at all coal-fired power plants. The air quality in Everglades National Park ranked the third worst of ...Read More

PHOTO: A satellite image captures the spiral bands of Hurricane Ike, which hit Galveston in 2008. Hurricane season is here, and the Texas Department of Public Safety is encouraging residents to be prepared. Historically, the most active months for storms are August and September. Photo courtesy of NASA.

AUSTIN, Texas - With more than four months left in this year's hurricane season, the state Department of Public Safety is reminding Texans that now is the time to review emergency plans. DPS Sgt. Lonny Haschel said it's important to make plans before a hurricane or tropical storm enters the Gulf. ...Read More

PHOTO: Scientists say Dungeness crab is one of dozens of marine species along the west coast affected by excess carbon dioxide in ocean water, the result of a warming climate. Photo credit: MConnors/morguefile.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Climate change is turning ocean water more acidic and creating low-oxygen "dead zones" – issues that have serious implications for the entire oceanic ecosystem. That's the subject of a Wednesday workshop in Sacramento on the findings of the West Coast Ocean Acidific ...Read More

PHOTO: A new poll shows Gulf Coast voters still are concerned about the impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill and a majority support using BP settlement funds on Gulf restoration and conservation projects. Photo courtesy of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

AUSTIN, Texas - Voters along the Gulf Coast still are worried about the long-term impacts of the BP oil spill, and a majority want BP settlement money to pay for restoration and conservation projects, according to a new poll from the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and The Nature Conser ...Read More

PHOTO: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission wants anglers to participate in a survey to help the agency better set future fishing seasons and catch limits. Photo credit: MGDBoston/Morguefile.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Nearly one million Floridians purchased recreational fishing licenses last year, and went fishing in the Gulf of Mexico 3.3 million times. Unfortunately, data is sketchy on how many fish Florida anglers are actually catching, and where most of their fishing trips are taken ...Read More

PHOTO: A federal court decision this week has cleared the way for what conservationists say needs to happen to clean up Pennsylvania waterways and tributaries of Chesapeake Bay, particularly by reducing polluted runoff from farms. Photo courtesy Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A federal court victory has cleared the way for what conservationists say needs to happen on Pennsylvania farms to help meet the goals of a Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan. A federal appeals court ruling this week reaffirmed the legality of the Chesapeake Bay cleanup effort, whi ...Read More

PHOTO: The EPA has released a report quantifying the economic, health and environmental benefits of reducing global carbon pollution. The study warns slowing or preventing climate change will require action on a global scale. Photo courtesy of the EPA.

HOUSTON – A new report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) compares health and economic outcomes based on whether the world moves forward to take action to confront climate change – or doesn't. According to the EPA document, hundreds of billions of dollars and thousands of li ...Read More

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Farm nitrogen pollution damage is estimated at billions of dollars annually, according to an International Scientific Team study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters. The study shows agriculture accounts for most of the pollution, said Environmental Working Gr ...Read More

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