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PNS Daily News - December 12, 2019 


A House Committee begins debate on articles of impeachment; Washington state is set to launch a paid family, medical leave program; advocates for refugees say disinformation clouds their case; and a new barrier to abortion in Kentucky.

2020Talks - December 12, 2019 


Today’s the deadline to qualify for this month’s debate, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang made it - the only non-white candidate who’ll be on stage. Plus, former Secretary Julián Castro questions the order of primary contests.

Public News Service - FL: Environment

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

Florida may be jumping into the passing lane when it comes to better gas mileage for cars and trucks - and less pollution from their tailpipes. On Tuesday, the Florida Environmental Regulation Commission votes on whether to adopt "clean car" standards that limit vehicle emissions. Advocates say car

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) says it has a wake-up call for the Southeast. The organization's new report predicts an increasingly uncertain water supply caused by global warming, and a return to historical patterns of drought. For nearly 50 years, droughts were rare, water was abundant, an

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

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