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PNS Daily Newscast - May 24, 2019 


President Trump's reported to be ready to sign disaster relief bill without money for border security. Also on the Friday rundown: House bills would give millions a path to citizenship; and remembering California’s second-deadliest disaster.

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Public News Service - MD: Oceans

Picture: New study reveals most cost-effective ways to protect Chesapeake Bay. Picture credit: USDA - ARS

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - It's not just good manners to clean up after your dog. A new study from the Center for Watershed Protection shows it’s one of the most cost-effective ways to keep pollutants out of Chesapeake Bay. According to study author Karen Cappiella, research program director at the Ce

Photo: Maryland will soon be first East Coast state to ban the shark fin trade. Photo credit: Oceana

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Sharks aren't the most likable sea creatures, but they have friends in Annapolis. Gov. Martin O'Malley is expected soon to sign legislation that bans the sale and possession of shark fins in Maryland. Animal-rights and environmental activists say sharks are being brutally slaughter

The Chesapeake Bay Trust is launching a contest to name the heron on its bay plates. Graphic Courtesy: Chesapeake Bay Trust

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - You've heard of Smokey Bear and Tony the Tiger. Now it's time to name the Bird of the Bay. The Chesapeake Bay Trust is launching a contest to name the iconic blue heron on its Bay license plates. According to Trust communications and development manager Kristin Foringer, entries m

PHOTO: A new guidebook will help project designers in Washington, D.C., incorporate features to minimize runoff, so it doesn't end up overburdening the stormwater-sewage system. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

WASHINGTON - If the rain falls on you, you have to keep it. At least most of it. That's the gist of the rules dealing with rainwater runoff in Washington, D.C. Program manager Greg Hoffman at the Center for Watershed Protection in Baltimore explains that storm water picks up pollutants and sedimen

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

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee takes up the new defense budget on Tuesday, and an issue that's sure to come up is the Navy's newest warship. Reports of serious design flaws have dogged early versions of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), intended for near-shore operations. There

BALTIMORE - A walk from the mountains to the sea begins Wednesday for a woman who will travel about 400 miles to get an extended first-hand look at rivers, creeks, and streams along the way, and eventually Chesapeake Bay, which she'll see by sailboat. Laurel Woodworth is a storm-water and watershe

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay turns out to be a tax issue. This week of course is crunch time for taxes, and while Marylanders may be rushing through the details, an appeal has been issued to take a closer look at line 35 on state income tax forms. That’s the donation line fo

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