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PNS Daily Newscast-February 18, 2019 


Conservative news outlets call the Trump administration out on its “national emergency” declaration for the border wall. A statewide retirement savings plan heads to the Colorado Legislature. Plus, a report on a “renaissance” in less-intrusive cardiac care.

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Public News Service - FL: Environment

Florida - It's a day that organizers hope will eventually lead to a sea change. The 23rd annual "International Coastal Cleanup" on Saturday is a worldwide effort to clean up beaches and raise awareness about the problem posed by trash washing into the ocean and killing wildlife. Last year, nearly 30

Congress is hotly debating an energy bill that would open up nearly 4 million acres for offshore drilling. That debate now comes against the backdrop of a tawdry scandal involving oil and gas company executives and some employees of the federal agency that issues offshore drilling leases as well as

Lake Okeechobee, FL - When hurricanes and high winds threaten Florida's coastline, high water threatens Lake Okeechobee. As the lake level rises, the water has nowhere to go, so officials dump it into neighboring river estuaries to protect surrounding communities from flooding. However, marine scien

Miami, FL – Another Monday, another day of pressure from a group of Congressional Republicans who want a special session called for a vote on offshore drilling. That's a sensitive topic in Florida because of concerns that tropical storms or accidents could cause oil spills that would sully the

Miami, FL – Climate change has changed the way hurricanes do their damage, according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation. The study links climate change to rising wind speeds and increased flooding, and makes recommendations for planning to protect people and property, as wel

St. Petersburg, FL - Take a few and throw one back -- that's part of a proposal to end overfishing in Florida waters and give depleted species a chance to recover, and state residents are being asked for their "two cents' worth" on the topic today. Tom Wheatley with the Marine Fish Conservation Ne

Tallahassee, FL – As Florida drivers paid record-high prices for gasoline over the weekend, polls showed that the public -– hoping for fuel cost relief -- was warming to the idea of lifting the off-shore drilling ban. However, Richard Charter, an energy expert with Defenders of Wildlife

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