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PNS Daily Newscast - February 21, 2019 


Signs that the Mueller Trump/Russia probe could wrap up in the next week. Also on our Thursday rundown: A death penalty repeal likely to pass in New England. Plus, cancer survivors rally for tougher smoking laws in Tennessee.

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Public News Service - FL: Public Lands/Wilderness

PHOTO: Florida's conservation community says state lawmakers are ignoring a deadline to purchase land owned by the U.S. Sugar Corporation to be used for a new reservoir to keep polluted water from reaching the Everglades. Photo credit: Elle Randi/Morguefile.

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - With the passage of Amendment One in the November election, Florida now has the funds to protect the Everglades and the state's water supply. But now, state lawmakers appear to be losing their resolve to purchase land the sugar industry agreed to sell in 2010. Progress Florida is

PHOTO: The famed River of Grass is seen in this depiction, Everglades57(js) by Jerzystrzelecki. Restoring the Everglades is one of Florida's top environmental priorities, says Gov. Rick Scott. Photo credit: Jerzystrzelecki, CC BY 3.0, Wikimedia Commons.

MIAMI, Fla. – Conservation groups are celebrating some progress in the longstanding battle to restore the Florida Everglades. In November, 75 percent of the voters who went to the polls in Florida approved a constitutional amendment allocating one-third of the state's excise taxes to acqui

Photo: The number of monarch butterflies migrating through Florida are decreasing, according to conservationists. Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

ST. MARKS, Fla. - Florida neighborhoods will be invaded by Halloween costumes of all sorts on Friday, including the ever-popular butterfly costume. But real-life butterflies - namely monarchs on their annual migration from the north to Mexico - arrived later than normal this year at their migration

PHOTO: Saturday marks the 42nd anniversary of the Clean Water Act, and the EPA is currently accepting public comments on a proposal the agency says would strengthen protection of streams and wetlands. Photo credit Lou Kellenberger/Florida Wildlife Federation.

TAMPA, Fla. – This Saturday marks the 42nd anniversary of the Clean Water Act. Before the legislation was put in place, only one-third of the country's waters were deemed safe for fishing and swimming. Now, that number has doubled, and Manley Fuller, president and CEO of the Florida Wildlif

Photo: Palm warblers are among the birds migrating between Canada's boreal forest and Florida every winter. Photo credit: Jeff Nadler

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Most of Florida's "snowbirds" have hopped on I-95 for the drive north. Meanwhile, birds of the feathered variety have done the same, but it's what is greeting them at home that has scientists concerned. A report released today by the Boreal Songbird Initiative and Ducks Unlimite

PHOTO: The Net Ban Amendment was put in place in 1994 to stop the use of entangling nets and large small-mesh nets to capture entire schools of fish. Image by Lisa M. Collard

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida commercial fishermen are working to overturn a 20-year-old amendment to the state constitution that limits the gear they can use. The Net Ban Amendment was put in place in 1994 to stop the use of entangling nets and large small-mesh nets to capture entire schools of fish.

Photo: Sunrise illuminates the marsh around Preacher Hole, a popular fishing spot along the Caber Coastal Connector. Courtesy: Eric Zamora, Legacy Institute for Nature and Culture

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – This November, Florida voters will have the chance to take part in a historic vote. The Legacy Amendment – now classified as Amendment 1 – will be on the ballot. If it passes, it would dedicate a portion of the state's real estate transfer fee to water and l

Photo: There are 100 to 160 panthers left in Florida. Courtesy: US Fish and Wildlife Service Trail Camera Project

NAPLES, Fla. - Florida panthers make headlines every time one of the animals is hit by a car - with a record 19 being struck by autos last year - but people hoping to protect the population want Floridians and visitors to think about how to prevent such accidents from happening in the first place.

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