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PNS Daily Newscast - August 3, 2020 


Negotiations to resume today on a COVID-19 relief package; advocates brace for surge in homeless Americans.


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Concerns about U.S. Postal Service delays and voter intimidation from voting rights advocates. Plus, Joe Biden calls for emergency housing legislation.

Public News Service - FL: Environment

A vote to build new houses for people could cost bears their homes, say critics of a proposed land swap plan on Florida's west coast, north of Tampa. The proposal is for a trade of a 90-acre piece of bear habitat to Sun West, a developer that wants to build a new residential golf community in Pasco

Seminole Electric may have to clean up its plans for a coal power plant near Jacksonville, Florida. In what environmental groups are calling a major reversal of the Bush administration's policies, the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa Jackson, says she will reconsider regulation

A coalition of environmental groups is urging Governor Crist to protect Florida Forever from the chopping block, arguing the cost of slashing the natural resources conservation program would exceed the benefit. Two bills passed during special legislative session cut the program's budget by 80 percen

Governor Crist met for the first time yesterday with the new Florida Energy and Climate Commission, which is tasked with developing a state plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to encourage investment in alternative energy. Joe Murphy, programs coordinator for the Gulf Restoration Network,

Getting to work on the backlog of restoration projects on public lands would bring cash to states along with new jobs, according to a report by conservation groups meeting in Washington. The groups, including the National Parks Conservation Association,Defenders of Wildlife, Audubon, National Wildli

Saving our national parks could help save the economy, a National Parks Conservation Association(NPCA) report released Thursday predicts. The NPCA details $2.5 billion of ready-to-go restoration projects that could be included in the federal economic stimulus package, plus a proposal to start a job

A settlement agreement on a $600 million lawsuit has bought the world's largest phosphate mining company, Mosaic, a second chance to convince the Manatee County Commission to change the zoning on its land. On Tuesday, the commission will take a second look at whether Mosaic will be allowed to strip-

Hurricanes are a fact of life in the Sunshine State, but some scientists say they are becoming more destructive due to global warming. According to scientists meeting in Orlando today for the Hurricane Science Safety Leadership Forum, rising sea temperatures and sea levels caused by global warming f

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