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PNS Daily Newscast - April 1, 2020 


Nine cruise ships stranded as ports won't take them. Trump warns of tough two-week stretch. And rent is due, even in midst of COVID-19.

2020Talks - April 1, 2020 


Instead of delaying in-person primaries and caucuses, Alaska, Hawai'i and Wyoming have cancelled them and switched to vote-by-mail. It's Trans Day of Visibility, and the two remaining Democrats showed their support on Twitter. And the Trump administration has rolled back protections for the transgender community.

Public News Service - FL: Toxics

PENSACOLA, Fla. - The most severe flooding of the Mississippi River in many decades has earned it a "special mention" in American Rivers' annual list of Most Endangered Rivers recently announced, and that flooding is also expected to worsen the state of the environment in the Gulf of Mexico. The pol

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Stinking, slimy, poisonous rivers filled with dead fish may sound like a horror movie, but it's a reality story for some citizens of the Sunshine State. Toxic algae fed by nutrient pollution are increasingly plaguing a number of Florida's fresh waterways, while budget cuts and pr

University of Georgia scientists have written a report disputing the estimate put out by the Joint Information Center - a collaboration between the federal government and B-P - that only 25 percent of the spilled oil remains in the Gulf. Marine Sciences professor Samantha Joye says one major misconc

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Next week is the tenth anniversary of the one of the worst oil spills ever to hit Florida beaches and, while Congress debates a response to the ongoing BP oil disaster, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) has released a report detailing a decade of serious oil spills, fires,

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Dr. Donna Shaver has been working to save the endangered Kemp's ridley turtle for thirty years. This year, the hatchlings she's releasing into the Gulf of Mexico along the beaches of Padre Island National Park in Texas face a new threat as they grow and make their way to the Gulf

A scientist and expert in ocean oil spills says fear over dispersant being used in the Gulf is mostly unfounded, but he adds that more information is needed. Oil spill expert Chris Reddy of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution says he has confidence in the cleanup decisions made in the Gulf s

WASHINGTON, D.C. - More than one million gallons of chemicals called dispersants have been sprayed into the Gulf of Mexico in an attempt to break up the plume emanating from the B.P. oil spill, but some of the key ingredients were kept secret until this week. They finally were revealed by the Enviro

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Concern grows over marine life threatened by the country's worst environmental disaster as scientists working for NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, have confirmed that a wide area of undersea particulate oil has been found dozens of miles from the gush

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