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PNS Daily Newscast - May 23, 2019 


Unsealed warrants show more than 1,000 phone and text contacts between Michael Cohen and a Russian business post-Election Day. Also on our Thursday rundown: More teachers moonlight due to low wages. Plus, get ready for Great Lakes Restoration phase three.

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Public News Service - MD: Animal Welfare

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

The VA has allowed research on animals in order, it says, to improve the health of humans and animals. (skeeze/Pixabay)<br />

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Research on dogs by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is officially under review to determine whether the dogs are being treated humanely and if the program is necessary. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is conducting the review after the a

Maryland joins California and more than 250 localities across the nation with laws to stop the sale of dogs and cats from puppy-mill breeders in pet stores. (Pixabay)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Despite pushback from some pet-store owners, Gov. Larry Hogan has signed a bill banning retail pet stores from selling dogs and cats born in "puppy mills." Just before signing House Bill 1662, the governor cradled two puppies outside the Capitol, signaling his strong support for th

Products such as BirdTape are inexpensive ways to prevent collisions into home windows. (abcbirds.org)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Millions of birds die every year because they can't tell reflections from reality, which means they smash full speed into windows. Lawmakers in Washington, D.C., are being asked to make all new federal buildings safer for birds. Legislation to do that (SB 1920) has been prop

Research has shown the same pesticides that are wiping out bees are impacting hummingbirds as well. (foe.org)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – As we enjoy the late-summer crops produced in this country and around the world, advocates are hoping everyone will take time to appreciate the little creatures that pollinated them. About three-quarters of the more than 240,000 species of the world's flowering plants rely o

Many chickens that are sold at the local feed store come from large factory farms. (cdc.gov)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Nearly 1,000 people across the country have become ill this year from salmonella connected to backyard flocks of chickens, ducks and geese. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating 10 separate salmonella outbreaks that have affected people in 48 states - incl

Target, Costco and Whole Foods scored the best on a new report card on organic produce and bee-friendly policies. (Virginia Carter)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Bees and other pollinators are responsible for one of every three bites of food we eat, but 40 percent of all pollinating species are on the brink of extinction. In a new report, Friends of the Earth evaluated the country's biggest food retailers on how much organic produce th

Honeybee colonies in the United States declined dramatically last year, and advocates say that's not sustainable for agriculture in the U.S. (USDA)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - U.S. beekeepers have reported losing nearly 44 percent of their colonies over the last year, according to an annual report just out. Tiffany Finck-Haynes, food futures campaigner for Friends of the Earth, says that's too high to be sustainable for agriculture in this country. She

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