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PNS Daily News - December 16, 2019 


Sen. Chuck Schumer calls for four specific witnesses in Senate impeachment trial; giving Iowans with disabilities a voice in caucuses; and an expert says Seasonal Affective Disorder is a lot more than just the holiday blues.

2020Talks - December 16, 2019 


Sen. Cory Booker led the charge asking the DNC to ease up debate qualification requirements. All seven candidates who made the cut for Thursday's debate say they won't participate in the debate at Loyola Marymount in LA if it means crossing the picket line of Unite Here Local 11.

Public News Service - MD: Environment

The Chesapeake Bay watershed needs to reduce its phosphorus, nitrogen and sediment pollution by 2025. (Adobe Stock)

BALTIMORE – Stream recovery projects are a cornerstone in helping to reduce pollution in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and people at the MidAtlantic Stream Restoration Conference on November 18 will explore how to advance these projects. Stream rehabilitation is more urgent than ever, accord

A new report makes a compelling case that the oil industry was aware of the effects of fossil fuel on climate change, but allegedly deceived the public about it for decades. (Adobe stock)

WASHINGTON – The first ever congressional hearing on Big Oil's history of climate denial is Wednesday. Led by Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., and co-chaired by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., the hearing aims to show that more than 40 years ago, oil industry research proved that burning fos

A new task force in Maryland aims to help install new solar-panel projects at the state’s community colleges and universities. (Adobe stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland’s Republican Gov. Larry Hogan signed an executive order last week that establishes a task force to recommend where to put solar- and wind-energy projects in the state. The new group includes key stakeholders from state agencies along with representatives from

A wind farm planned off the Maryland coast will provide more than 10 gigawatts of offshore wind energy capacity by 2030, according to the Danish company behind the project. (Max Topchii/Adobe Stock)

OCEAN CITY, Md. – A long-planned wind farm off the coast of Ocean City moved closer to reality this week with the announcement that a new staging area is being built at the Port of Baltimore. Wind turbines will be assembled at the port and then shipped out to sea. The Skipjack Wind Farm s

Maryland has been more keenly focused on cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay in recent years, but conservation groups say more should be done. (iStockphoto)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – It's time to take out the trash – out of the Chesapeake Bay, that is, and the waterways that feed into it. This is the first Chesapeake Cleanup Week, sponsored by the Coastal Conservation Association of Maryland. And some groups are making it a competition to see who

Baltimore Waterfront Partnership's Healthy Harbor Initiative has collected more than 1 million Styrofoam containers since its first

BALTIMORE - Maryland soon could become the first state to ban Styrofoam food containers and cups. A bill passed this week by the House of Delegates prohibits restaurants, supermarkets, vending trucks, movie theaters and schools from providing polystyrene food containers. Even egg cartons would have

The Susquehanna River is a major water source that empties into the northern end of the Chesapeake Bay. (Nicholas A. Tonelli/Flickr)

WASHINGTON – This week, more than 100 clean-water advocates traveled to Washington DC, urging lawmakers to increase funding for clean water in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. For the past two years, the Trump administration has either proposed cuts or zeroed-out funding the Environmental Prote

In a lawsuit, the city of Baltimore says it believes Monsanto has caused

BALTIMORE - The city of Baltimore is suing agrochemical giant Monsanto and two other companies, claiming they were "completely aware" that the chemicals used in some of their products were toxic and didn't degrade in nature. Suzanne Sangree, Baltimore's director of affirmative litigation, claimed t

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