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PNS Daily Newscast - Friday, August 23, 2019 


A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

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Public News Service - FL: Public Lands/Wilderness

TAMPA, Fla. - The turf war over fertilizer use is heating up in Hillsborough County this week. On Wednesday, the county commission, in its dual role as the Environmental Protection Commission, considers limiting fertilizer pollution in area waterways. Joe Murphy, Florida program director for the Gu

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - In a move that could bring billions of dollars to Florida, four of the state's environmental groups joined forces with nearly 30 other organizations this week to form the "America's Great Waters Coalition." Their goal is to protect, preserve and restore the nine largest water eco

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - "It will be worse than predicted unless we take action." That's how scientists and government leaders described the effects of climate change on Florida at a recent conference in St. Petersburg sponsored by Audubon. Sea level, by some new estimates, is expected to rise over 3

MIAMI, Fla. - It's been 20 years in the making, but the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is awarding an $81 million contract this week to a south Florida firm to break open what some call the "asphalt dam" across the Everglades - a portion of the Tamiami Trail. The project would replace some of the high

Miami, FL - Environmentalists are applauding the decision by Governor Crist's cabinet ordering Miami Dade County not to expand the urban development boundary into wetlands near the Everglades National Park. The final order, recently issued in the lawsuit over a proposal to build a Lowe's shopping pl

Islamorada, FL – It’s world-renowned for fishing and boating, but Florida Bay in south Florida can be treacherous for boaters who do not know how to navigate the shallow waters. Inexperienced or careless boaters can leave behind a trail of scarred sea grasses, filament lines, and plastic

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Everglades has been called the River of Grass, but conservation groups say it may be in danger of drying up without immediate bridging along the Tamiami Trail between Miami and Naples. Rebecca Garvoille, Everglades environmental policy consultant to the National Parks Conserv

By unanimous vote, the Florida Wildlife Commission passed a rule protecting freshwater turtles from commercial harvesting, which is expected to put a rapid end to a practice scientists say has threatened severe depletion of some of Florida’s two-dozen species. The move follows a temporary redu

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