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PNS Daily News - December 6, 2019 


A Trump impeachment vote in the House could come before Christmas; students rally for climate action again today; and other-abled workers fuel a vertical farm in Wyoming.

2020Talks - December 6, 2019 


Impeachment is ramping up, and so is Iowa campaigning and Democratic endorsements. 2004 Democratic nominee John Kerry endorsed former VP Joe Biden, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders, and VoteVets endorsed Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

Public News Service - MD: Oceans

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

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

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