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PNS Daily Newscast - June 20, 2019 


The Trump administration finalizes a coal-friendly emissions rule for power plants. Also on today's rundown: A new development in the debate over the 2020 Census citizenship question; and why "Juneteenth" is an encore celebration in Florida and other states.

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Public News Service - FL: Environment

Miami, FL - As Miami's Biscayne National Park celebrates its 40th birthday with a three-day party, the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) wants to make sure the public also knows about the problems facing the park, so the organization is hosting a forum on the topic. Biscayne is the lar

Miami, FL - Politics appear to be hindering progress in the Everglades restoration effort. According to a National Research Council report released this week, the system is bogged down in planning and process, and the project remains critically short of funding. Congress passed the "Comprehensive E

Orlando, FL – Florida wildlife is getting a climate change checkup today at a conference of state and federal agencies, scientists and groups concerned about wild species. The goal is to document how changing weather patterns and temperatures affect them, and what can be done to help them adap

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

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