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PNS Daily Newscast - June 19, 2019 


President Trump kicks off his reelection campaign. Also on today's rundown: A Maryland clergyman testifies in Congress on reparations for slavery; and how a reinstated travel ban will affect cultural crossovers between the U.S. and Cuba.

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Public News Service - FL: Public Lands/Wilderness

Photo: Coast near Sewell's Point. Courtesy: Thurlow-Lippisch

SEWELL’S POINT, Fla. – The thousands of Floridians and tourists planning to enjoy the last of summer on this Labor Day weekend will find toxic algae and slime, particularly on waterways and beaches along the southwest and southeast coasts of the state. It's a constant problem, accordin

Photo: Algae has killed at least 184 manatees in Florida this year. Courtesy: Earthjustice

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - It took more than three years, but the federal EPA and Florida Department of Environmental Protection have agreed on limits for the pollutants that cause toxic algae outbreaks. But some environmentalists say the deal is inadequate, filled with loopholes, and it will do little to

Photo: Black bear in Florida wild, Courtesy: Bruce Britt

OCALA, Fla. - The 3,000 black bears that live in Florida are busy at this time of year, foraging for food to last them through the winter. But every year their instinctive need places them at risk. David Telesco at the Florida Wildlife Commission says every year about 150 bears are hit by cars. He

MIAMI – Representatives from the Florida fishing community are among those on Capitol Hill today (Friday) at a hearing to ask lawmakers to create a marine reserve in Biscayne National Park. The 10,000-acre reserve would prohibit fishing, in order to enhance other activities, such as boating, s

TAMPA, Fla. - Living next to a state-owned park in Florida might lead its neighbors to expect they would be living next to native species. However, they might see more exotic critters if a bill passed on Friday by the Florida Legislature is signed into law. HB 1117, known as the Jurassic Park Bill,

Pending Florida legislation could convert some 500,000 acres of publicly owned shoreline into private ownership. Opponents, including Audubon Florida Director Eric Draper, warn that it's a land grab move backed by Florida agribusiness interests. "One bill I'm very concerned about sets the ordinary

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The South Florida rainbow snake and Florida fairy shrimp may have names that sound magical, but the magic may have run out for both of them. A National Wildlife Federation (NWF) report confirms the two unique Florida species are gone forever and, according to Florida NWF General

NAPLES, Fla. - A growing chorus of business and environmental voices is calling on lawmakers to save a program that has protected millions of acres of wildlife habitat across Florida. Florida Forever, the largest land-buying program in the nation, was designed to help protect water resources and co

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