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PNS Daily Newscast - September 20, 2019 


A whistleblower complaint against President Trump sets off tug-of-war between Congress and the White House; and students around the world strike today to demand action on climate change.

2020Talks - September 20, 2019. (3 min.)  


Climate change is a big issue this election season, and global climate strikes kick off, while UAW labor strikes continue.

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Cars with special sensors mapped more than 800 miles of Jacksonville, a pilot city for a project to detect small natural gas leaks. (Environmental Defense Fund)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - How safe are the natural gas lines under your street? A new high-tech tool is helping to answer that question, while potentially sparing damage to the environment and your wallet. The collaboration between the Environmental Defense Fund and Google Earth Outreach sent cars equi

Health advocates say giving drug users access to sterile needles will help fight the spread of HIV. (xenia/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - With Florida leading the nation in the number of new HIV cases and facing a growing heroin epidemic, health advocates say a measure moving through the Legislature could help on both fronts. The program would create a pilot in Miami-Dade County, run by the University of Miami Ho

Emissions from power plants continue to contribute to hazy skies and the effects of climate change. Being a sea level wetland, the Everglades stands to enjoy the most immediate benefits of the president's new Clean Power Plan. Credit: David Parsons/iStockphoto.com

FLORIDA CITY, Fla. – Environmentalists say Florida's national parks will enjoy considerable benefits from President Obama's new Clean Power Plan, which mandates significantly lower emissions at all coal-fired power plants. The air quality in Everglades National Park ranked the third worst of

PHOTO: The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial lethal injection drug on Monday, which clears the way for executions to resume in Florida. Photo credit: Dodgerton Skillhause/Morguefile.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday the lethal-injection drug midazolam does not violate the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment – clearing the way for states like Florida to resume using the drug in capital cases. The February execution of Orlando mur

PHOTO: The Florida Public Service Commission is expected to make an announcement Tuesday on the request by state utilities to reduce incentives for energy-efficiency programs. Photo credit: SafeEnergy.org.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A decision expected Tuesday from Florida's Public Service Commission (PSC) could impact how much the state's consumers pay for energy usage for years to come. The PSC has been deliberating on requests from utilities, including Duke Energy, to cut benefits offered by money-saving

PHOTO: Florida Power & Light's voluntary program would fund small solar projects in the state. Florida ranks third in the country for solar potential, but 12th for solar capacity installed. Photo courtesy: Stephanie Carson

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The state's largest energy provider – Florida Power & Light – got the OK this week to ask customers for a $9 donation to fund solar installations in the state. While the plan, approved by the state's Public Service Commission (PSC), sounds like a step towards

PHOTO: Ocean acidification is eroding coral reefs, like this one in Pacific Panama. Photo credit: Derek Manzello

MIAMI – This weekend, thousands of people will enjoy Florida’s beaches, but many may not realize the saltwater they're swimming in is becoming increasingly acidic. Another unpleasant side effect of global warming, ocean acidification is a steady decrease in the pH levels of ocean water

PHOTO: Conservation groups say the Scholz Generating plant near Sneads is leaking coal ash into the Apalachicola River. Photo credit: Google Earth

SNEADS, Fla. - Producing the electricity that powers Florida homes can have a negative impact on the state's water supply. That's the charge in a lawsuit filed Thursday against Gulf Power Co., alleging the company is in violation of the Clean Water Act. The document charges the company with illegal

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