PNS Daily Newscast - May 21, 2018 

Giuliani now says the Mueller probe into Russian collusion will end by September. Also on the rundown: Healthcare providers gear up as Trump's new "Gag Rule" targets Planned Parenthood; and some perspective on the administration’s push for Arctic oil.

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Chesapeake Bay Trust encourages the public to purchase Chesapeake Bay plates to help restore the bay and other natural resources in the region. (BelindaMariepix/Flickr)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. --The ongoing multi-million dollar effort to clean up Chesapeake Bay finally is starting to pay off. State scientists found fewer water samples showing the presence of so-called dead zones that can't support aquatic life. While bay advocates praise the success of the coordinated cle

Three teams from Maryland are competing for $1 million in prize money in a renewable-energy contest. (SUNY Polytechnic Institute)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Low- and moderate-income households represent 40 percent of America's population, but less than 5 percent of all solar customers. A national competition is underway to expand solar electricity access to low-income communities. Forty-eight teams from 23 states and Washington,

Buying the Bay Plate supports education programs and restoration work benefitting the Chesapeake Bay. (

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – For people who love the Chesapeake Bay and want to help protect it, one of the easiest ways is by purchasing the Bay Plate. Since it was released in 1991, about 400,000 have been sold, with the money going to help clean up and protect the Bay. Kelly Swartout, Director of Mar

An online petition asks national leaders to keep the country's water clean and improve our water and sewer infrastructure. (

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Imagine going an entire day without water. That's the idea behind a campaign with the goal of getting people to realize the importance of conserving water and keeping it clean. The campaign includes an online petition, asking national leaders to heed those requests and make the

Sea levels are expected to rise another foot by 2050, causing flooding and loss of wildlife habitat.(

BALTIMORE – Climate change already has had an impact on wildlife and communities along the Chesapeake Bay and on the East Coast, according to a new report, and it will only get worse unless there are cuts in carbon emissions. The National Wildlife Federation research called Changing Tides look

Consumer, health and safety groups want Congress to look at tougher safety laws for automakers and executives. Credit:

HARWOOD, Md. - Safety is top-of-mind as people hit the road for the Labor Day weekend, but all the precautions in the world can't protect against an unknown automobile defect. More than 100 consumer, health and safety groups want tougher laws on the books to protect people, especially when car def

The oil train derailment and explosion in North Dakota this week came just days after a new federal rule to boost rail car safety. Credit: U.S. Department of Transportation.

BALTIMORE – The oil train derailment and explosion in North Dakota Wednesday was the 10th such incident in North America in two years, according to the environmental group Sightline Institute. The safety of the type of rail cars used to ship crude oil was examined at the Maryland Legislature

PHOTO: Gas prices may be low, but a new survey shows consumers donít believe prices will stay that way and they want their next car or truck to get better gas mileage. Photo courtesy of

WASHINGTON, D. C. — Gas prices will go up again. That's what consumers believe, according to a new survey commissioned by the Consumer Federation of America. It also finds that car buyers still have an eye on better mileage. Mark Cooper, CFA's director of research, says nearly 86 percent rank

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