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PNS Daily News - September 18, 2019 


President Trump visits California, targeting its homelessness crisis and environmental protections; and Tennessee is a top destination for out-of-state women seeking abortions.

2020Talks - September 18, 2019. (3 min.)  


Interfaith Alliance's Connie Ryan and Family Leader's Bob Vander Plaats on their differing views of religion's role in politics; and former Rep. Mark Sanford confers with cardboard cutout of President Trump.

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Public News Service - FL: Public Lands/Wilderness

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

There is a "panther alert" for Florida drivers. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has announced the deaths of three panthers on Florida highways since New Year's Day. That's on pace with the deadliest year for panthers in recent memory, 2007, when 15 were killed. Each mortality i

A coalition of environmental groups is urging Governor Crist to protect Florida Forever from the chopping block, arguing the cost of slashing the natural resources conservation program would exceed the benefit. Two bills passed during special legislative session cut the program's budget by 80 percen

Governor Crist met for the first time yesterday with the new Florida Energy and Climate Commission, which is tasked with developing a state plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to encourage investment in alternative energy. Joe Murphy, programs coordinator for the Gulf Restoration Network,

Getting to work on the backlog of restoration projects on public lands would bring cash to states along with new jobs, according to a report by conservation groups meeting in Washington. The groups, including the National Parks Conservation Association,Defenders of Wildlife, Audubon, National Wildli

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