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PNS Daily Newscast - July 7, 2020 


The U.S. Supreme Court rules against rogue 2016 Electoral College voters; SBA pandemic aid goes to companies that don't pledge to save or create jobs.

2020Talks - July 7, 2020 


Biden's climate change task force is making some progress, a federal judge ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - MD: Oceans

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

BALTIMORE - When Marylanders flush the toilet or pull a bathtub plug, it's assumed the wastewater goes to a treatment facility. But that's not always the case, as the Center for Watershed Protection discovered during its initial research into flows coming from stormwater pipes draining into local st

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - More than $600,000 is headed to organizations and schools around Maryland to "green" local waterways. The grants from the Chesapeake Bay Trust will create wetland habitats and improve water quality, all designed to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. One grant is g

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