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PNS Daily Newscast - February 21, 2020 


U.S. intelligence has told lawmakers that Russia wants to see Trump reelected; and the Trump public charge rule takes effect Monday.

2020Talks - February 21, 2020 


Tomorrow are the Nevada caucuses, and Nevada Democrats are hoping for them to run far more smoothly than the ones in Iowa. Candidates battle for that top spot and voting continues.

Public News Service - FL: Environment

Islamorada, FL – It’s world-renowned for fishing and boating, but Florida Bay in south Florida can be treacherous for boaters who do not know how to navigate the shallow waters. Inexperienced or careless boaters can leave behind a trail of scarred sea grasses, filament lines, and plastic

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - It's a big 10-year birthday for the so-called "bear tag" in Florida, and wildlife across the state is getting the presents. In 1999, Defenders of Wildlife in Florida was successful in getting the state to issue the Conserve Wildlife license plate; since then, the proceeds from th

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Everglades has been called the River of Grass, but conservation groups say it may be in danger of drying up without immediate bridging along the Tamiami Trail between Miami and Naples. Rebecca Garvoille, Everglades environmental policy consultant to the National Parks Conserv

By unanimous vote, the Florida Wildlife Commission passed a rule protecting freshwater turtles from commercial harvesting, which is expected to put a rapid end to a practice scientists say has threatened severe depletion of some of Florida’s two-dozen species. The move follows a temporary redu

Turn on the water tap and get - pollution? That's what several Florida groups warn can be expected after a new federal appeals court ruling that clears the way for "back-pumping" from drainage canals into South Florida's Lake Okeechobee. A previous court had ruled that federal Clean Water Act over

Florida beachgoers may soon be looking at oil rigs, if a Florida House committee has its way. In a last-minute maneuver, committee members have given their nod to a bill that would lift the ban on oil drilling in state waters. If passed by the legislature, it would allow oil rigs three miles off Flo

Florida Governor Charlie Crist may have new support for his initiatives on reducing greenhouse gas pollution. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a finding that such carbon pollution is a danger to human health and to the climate, because of more smog, more intense hurricanes and kil

Florida is home to the largest concentration of freshwater springs in the world, 700 in all, but environmental groups say the springs are suffering from pollution because of septic tank, storm water and fertilizer runoff. Help may be on the way: the state Senate Committee for Community Affairs is

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