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PNS Daily Newscast - August 5, 2020 


A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; and child care is key to getting Americans back to work.


2020Talks - August 5, 2020 


Election experts testify before the US House that more funding is necessary. And Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state had primaries yesterday; Hawaii and Tennessee have them later this week.

Public News Service - FL: Public Lands/Wilderness

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

Florida beachgoers may soon be looking at oil rigs, if a Florida House committee has its way. In a last-minute maneuver, committee members have given their nod to a bill that would lift the ban on oil drilling in state waters. If passed by the legislature, it would allow oil rigs three miles off Flo

Florida is home to the largest concentration of freshwater springs in the world, 700 in all, but environmental groups say the springs are suffering from pollution because of septic tank, storm water and fertilizer runoff. Help may be on the way: the state Senate Committee for Community Affairs is

Florida's Governor Charlie Crist has new support for his policies on climate change – a new report from Audubon Florida shows that as many as 83 per cent of Florida voters support his proposals for clean cars, renewable energy, and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The study also found th

A vote to build new houses for people could cost bears their homes, say critics of a proposed land swap plan on Florida's west coast, north of Tampa. The proposal is for a trade of a 90-acre piece of bear habitat to Sun West, a developer that wants to build a new residential golf community in Pasco

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