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PNS Daily Newscast - July 14, 2020 


The Trump administration issues talking points challenging health expert Fauci; Latinos challenge voting system in Washington State.

2020Talks - July 14, 2020 


Maine has its statewide primaries today; Texas and Alabama have primary runoffs. And lawsuits abound against the White House's new ICE rule, threatening to deport international students taking only online courses.

Public News Service - MD: Oceans

Restaurant shutdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted the Chesapeake Bay oyster industry as well as local communities dependent on fishing and tourism. (Adobe Stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - This week, the House of Representatives passed the Moving Forward Act, which includes $3 billion for coastal restoration projects. Its backers say the House bill would give a much-needed boost to cleanup efforts for the Chesapeake Bay. Chris Moore, senior regional ecosystem scient

Maryland's nascent oyster industry may not survive the pandemic, scientists say. (Chesapeake Bay Program)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- With the U.S. seafood industry in an economic free fall during the pandemic, senators and advocacy groups are calling on Congress to help keep struggling fisheries from going under. Restaurant and market shutdowns are hitting Maryland's Chesapeake Bay fishers particularly hard, ac

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 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

Activities such as tree plantings and community cleanups are on the list of projects eligible for grant funding through the Chesapeake Bay Trust. (Ben Hyman/Pigtown Main Street)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – If you've got a great idea for how to clean up the environment and are in need of funding to bring that idea to life, you could be awarded up to $5,000 through the Chesapeake Bay Trust. The Trust's "Mini Grant Program for Community Engagement" hopes to award roughly $200,000 i

The federal spending bill includes $73 million for Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts. (Chesapeake Bay Program)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The spring snowstorm didn't stop Chesapeake Bay advocates from making their way to the nation's capital this week, where they warned members of Congress that many of the bay-restoration programs will be placed on ice if they don't get full funding. It's the second year the Tr

Maryland may jump into the lead among states developing offshore wind energy. (boem.gov)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Maryland Public Service Commission has started the 180-day proceeding to evaluate offshore wind project proposals, and local residents are invited to chime in. Companies that want to be considered needed to offer Marylanders long-term price stability, and environmental an

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

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

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