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PNS Daily Newscast - April 19, 2019 


A look at some of the big takeaways from the release of the redacted Mueller report. Also, on our Friday rundown: Iowa recovers from devastating floods and prepares for more. And, scallopers urged to minimize the threat to seagrass.

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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 Chesapeake Bay Trust is announcing the names of 26 newly-selected participants in the state's Conservation Corps. Photo Credit: CBT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - It's not easy landing that first job, but it just got easier for a few dozen young Marylanders interested in improving the environment. Today in Annapolis, the Chesapeake Bay Trust is announcing the names of 26 newly-selected members of its Conservation Corps. According to Trust e

PHOTO: Loud seismic air gun blasts could damage sea life and fisheries in the Atlantic. Photo credit: Natural Resources Canada.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Sea life in the Atlantic could be in for a very unpleasant surprise, according to the group Oceana. They say seismic air gun blasts, which are a precursor to deep-water oil drilling, could be shot over and over again for months on end in a wide area of the sea off the southeastern c

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: The Chesapeake Conservancy's Osprey Cam shows Tom and Audrey Osprey's life on the Bay. Photo Credit: The Chesapeake Conservancy

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - They've been called the Chesapeake's newest and most popular reality TV stars. Online viewers in 60 countries have watched the lives of Tom and Audrey Osprey, and the last few months have been quite dramatic. The Chesapeake Conservancy's Osprey Cam has provided real-time coverage as

PHOTO: 200 stripped bass have been tagged and released into the Chesapeake Bay as part of the 2013 Maryland Fishing Challenge. Photo Credit: Department of Natural Resources

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The fish is called Diamond Jim, because more than 50 years ago the organizers of a Chesapeake Bay fishing contest put a diamond in him. Now, there's no diamond, but the Department of Natural Resources is offering a hefty prize – $10,000 – for anyone who catches a

PHOTO: The Chesapeake Bay Trust is announcing its biggest quarterly award - $1.8 million in grants to schools, communities and nonprofit groups. Courtesy of Chesapeake Bay Trust.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Dozens of projects to improve the health of Chesapeake Bay are getting a big financial boost. The Chesapeake Bay Trust has announced more than $1.8 million in grants to more than 100 communities, schools and nonprofit groups. In the next year, children might be coming home from sc

GRAPHIC: The Chesapeake Bay Trust announces

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The iconic great blue heron on Maryland's "Treasure the Chesapeake" license plate finally has a name: Wade. The Chesapeake Bay Trust received more than 500 entries in its "name our bird" contest. Kristin Foringer, communications and development manager for the trust, said Wade was

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