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PNS Daily Newscast - March 25, 2019 


Mueller clears Trump of coordinating with Russia, but leaves the door open to obstruction of justice. Also on the Monday rundown: A look at how federal food assistance helps people looking for work. Plus, are you driving a salvaged car?

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Public News Service - FL: Environmental Justice

The Legislature and governor approved legislation that provides more than $1 billion to increase water storage south of Lake Okeechobee as part of an effort to reduce harmful lake discharges to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie estuaries. (SFWMD)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Environmental groups are concerned that Florida's persistent red tide outbreaks are being fueled by authorized polluted discharges from Lake Okeechobee. In order to find out for sure, they've launched an intent to sue three federal environmental agencies. The Center

According to Earthjustice, approximately 10,000 to 20,000 pesticide poisonings occur every year among farmworkers. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Farmworkers are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to make pesticide safety training mandatory across the agricultural industry. The Obama administration updated pesticide training rules in 2015. To date, the information that would provide the dos-

Anti-fracking groups say Florida's aquifer and the soluble limestone foundation make the state even more vulnerable to damage from fracking. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A bipartisan group of lawmakers and conservation advocates is expected to host more than 200 anti-fracking activists during a rally at the Capitol calling for a fracking ban, conservation funding and more. House Bill 237 by Rep. Kathleen Peters, R-Treasure Island, would b

The Trump administration's plan to expand offshore drilling was met with immediate concern from environmental groups that say it poses risks to coastal communities. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Even President Donald Trump's close friend and ally, Gov. Rick Scott, is opposing the administrations plans to open new stretches of federal waters to oil and gas drilling, including off the coast of Florida. In a statement, Scott said he requested a meeting with Interior

Even before the hurricanes, hard and soft corals have been bleaching in the Florida Keys due to this summer's unusually warm ocean temperatures. (U.S. Geological Survey/Flickr)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- As Florida cities wrestle with how to haul out millions of tons of post-hurricane debris and where to put it, the environmental community is asking whether the storms could mark a turning point in the state's reputation for minimizing the issue of climate change. Despite Flori

Opponents of a proposed pipeline across Florida, Georgia and Alabama are hoping to halt its construction with a lawsuit. (ReubenGBrewer/Wikimedia Commons)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A controversial plan to build a $3 billion gas pipeline through the heart of Florida has hit a snag, as three groups have filed

Scientists say despite some headway for the species, habitat loss and population growth continue to threaten the Florida black bear. (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - While state wildlife officials say Florida's black bear population is on the rise, a coalition of scientists believes more needs to be done to preserve and protect the animals and their habitat. Dozens of scientific, environmental, and conservation groups are backing a petition

One Florida man says protecting the environment begins with finding out where lawmakers stand on climate change. (Castlelass/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - It's test time in Tallahassee, as one man wants to get lawmakers and other state leaders to state once and for all where they stand on climate change and the risk it poses to Florida. Environmental engineer Bart Bibler is the driving force behind what he calls the climate-chang

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