PNS Daily Newscast - October 18, 2019 

Baltimore mourns Rep. Elijah Cummings, who 'Fought for All.' Also on our rundown: Rick Perry headed for door as Energy Secretary; and EPA holds its only hearing on rolling back methane regulations.

2020Talks - October 18, 2019 

While controversy swirls at the White House, the Chicago Teachers Union goes on strike, and retired Admiral Joe Sestak walks 105 miles across New Hampshire.

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Public News Service - MD: Climate Change/Air Quality

PHOTO: $1.4 million is on its way to local communities from the Chesapeake Bay Trust. Some of the funding goes to schools. Photo courtesy of CBT.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - More than a million dollars is on its way to local communities from the Chesapeake Bay Trust, for projects aimed at improving the waters of the Bay. Grants totaling $1.4 million have been awarded to more than 100 nonprofits, municipalities and schools. According to Chesapeake Bay

PHOTO: The White House warns that extreme weather caused or exacerbated by climate change poses an expensive threat to the nation's power grid.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Marylanders know the headaches that come with prolonged power outages, and now, a White House report warns there could be more to come. It says severe weather is the number-one cause of power outages in the United States, costing the nation an average of $18 billion to $33 billion a

PHOTO: The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science is raising the grade for the Chesapeake Bay's overall health. Photo credit: UMCES

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - "C" is for Chesapeake. After a dismal "D-plus" rating for overall health in 2011, according to scientists, the Chesapeake Bay is getting cleaner and healthier, enough so to have earned a "C" grade for 2012. Dr. Bill Dennison, vice president for science applications with the Unive

PHOTO: Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski is announcing major new investments in national weather forecasting technology to be based in Maryland. Photo credit: NOAA

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, who as chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee has a lot of control over the federal checkbook, said Tuesday that she intends to use that power to improve weather forecasting to save lives and property in the United States. Visiting the Nati

Birds that migrate through Maryland like the Canada Warbler are on the decline. Photo credit: Boreal Songbird Initiative

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – From their beautiful songs to their stunning colors, birds are putting on their best displays this time of year in Maryland. It's the spring migration season, and more than half the birds you see at your feeders and soaring across the sky right now are headed north to Canada'

PHOTO: Many butterflies in Maryland and throughout the Northeast are shifting their ranges north as the climate changes.

BALTIMORE - Critters large and small in Maryland are featured in a report released today by the National Wildlife Federation. The research examines how species such as deer, birds and butterflies are being impacted by a changing climate. Report author Amanda Staudt, a senior scientist for the feder

PHOTO: USGS is testing rivers and streams for nutrients, pesticides and sediment associated with Hurricane Sandy. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith.

BALTIMORE - Water samples are being collected this week in rivers and streams in areas hit by Hurricane Sandy. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has gathered several rounds of samples to check nutrient, sediment and pesticide levels, which could have been affected by the storm. Project coordinator

HAGERSTOWN, Md. – A power surge for solar energy has beefed up the clean-energy investment bottom line in the United States. The Maryland Solar Farm is just one example of how the sector is not only surviving, but thriving, according to research presented at an international investor summit on

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