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PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 


It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - FL: Toxics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Conservation groups want to get to the bottom of the chemicals being poured into the Gulf of Mexico in an effort to break up the oil gushing from the Deepwater Horizon spill. Earthjustice, the Florida Wildlife Federation, and the Gulf Restoration Network are demanding disclosure

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Government leaders, emergency personnel and cleanup experts are meeting in Tallahassee today to discuss the best ways to respond if, and when, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill strikes Florida beaches. A new poll shows the spill may have swayed many Florida voters. Fifty-five perce

PENSACOLA, Fla. - The leaking underwater oil well in the Gulf of Mexico is pumping out over a million gallons of crude per week. As the slick starts making its appearance off Florida and along the coast to New Orleans, those who depend on coastal businesses are beginning to realize their livelihoods

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - As the Tampa City Council pledged support Thursday for a ban on fertilizer sales during the rainy season, the Florida legislature continued its efforts to void such bans - currently adopted by more than 40 local governments. House Bill 1445 passed and the legislation is now being

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - In what is being touted as a landmark decision, the Environmental Protection Agency has set numeric limits on the amount of sewage, animal manure and fertilizer pollution that can be dumped into Florida waters. This is the result of a lawsuit filed by Earthjustice on behalf of en

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - In a case with national implications, a federal judge in Tallahassee says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must take steps to stop the harmful algae blooms in Florida waters. U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle says he will order the federal agency to comply with the

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