'; } // return array of supporters (Supporter,Link), selected randomly function randomSupporters($limit = false) { $sql = "Select * from ActiveSupporters"; if ($limit) $sql .= " limit $num"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $res = array(); if ($result) { while ($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result)) { $link = trim($row['Website'] != ''?$row['Website']: ($row['FacebookFollowing']?$row['Facebook']: ($row['TwitterFollowing']?$row['Twitter']: ($row['GooglePlusFollowing']?$row['GooglePlus']: ($row['OtherSocialMedia']?$row['OtherSocialMedia']:false) ) ) ) ); if ($link && strncasecmp($link,'http:',5)) $link = 'http://'.$link; $res[] = array('Supporter'=>$row['GroupName'],'Link'=>$link); } } return $res; } // return Weekly Audience Average function weeklyAudienceAverage() { $sql = "select * from BrochureGeneral where Dname='WeeklyAudienceAverage'"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $row = mysql_fetch_array($result); if ($row) return $row['DValue']; } ?> Public News Service Newscasts https://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php Public News Service The Public News Service provides reporting on a wide range of social, community, and environmental issues for mainstream and alternative media. Public News Service info@publicnewsservice.org no Women of Color Lead "Fighter League" to Combat Climate Change in the South Tue, 30 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-30/climate-change-air-quality/women-of-color-lead-fighter-league-to-combat-climate-change-in-the-south/a67319-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-30/climate-change-air-quality/women-of-color-lead-fighter-league-to-combat-climate-change-in-the-south/a67319-1 Fighter League" is arming women of color with the tools they need to fight climate change. 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https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-02-09/energy-policy/talking-to-a-wall-offshore-drilling-plan-draws-protests/a61381-1 (Read More)]]> Energy Policy Environment Oceans Report on Solar in Florida Shows Progress Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-02-08/energy-policy/report-on-solar-in-florida-shows-progress/a61360-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-02-08/energy-policy/report-on-solar-in-florida-shows-progress/a61360-1 2016 Solar Census report by the Solar Foundation, showing Florida solar jobs are growing 10-times faster than the state's economy overall. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Consumer Energy Policy Environment Activists Plan Rally for Fracking Ban at Capitol Tue, 30 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-01-30/energy-policy/activists-plan-rally-for-fracking-ban-at-capitol/a61217-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-01-30/energy-policy/activists-plan-rally-for-fracking-ban-at-capitol/a61217-1 (Read More)]]> Civic Engagement Energy Policy Environment Environmental Justice Public Lands/Wilderness Water Clean Energy Advocate: Trump is Manipulating Solar Market Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-01-24/energy-policy/clean-energy-advocate-trump-is-manipulating-solar-market/a61153-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-01-24/energy-policy/clean-energy-advocate-trump-is-manipulating-solar-market/a61153-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Consumer Energy Policy Environmental Groups Question Motives for Florida Drilling Exemption Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-01-11/environment/environmental-groups-question-motives-for-florida-drilling-exemption/a60991-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-01-11/environment/environmental-groups-question-motives-for-florida-drilling-exemption/a60991-1 (Read More)]]> Civic Engagement Energy Policy Environment Oceans Water Trump Faces Opposition in Florida Over Offshore Drilling Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-01-05/energy-policy/trump-faces-opposition-in-florida-over-offshore-drilling/a60898-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-01-05/energy-policy/trump-faces-opposition-in-florida-over-offshore-drilling/a60898-1 (Read More)]]> Energy Policy Environment Environmental Justice Oceans Toxics Water Report: Solar Permits Surge in Florida Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-10-16/energy-policy/report-solar-permits-surge-in-florida/a59848-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-10-16/energy-policy/report-solar-permits-surge-in-florida/a59848-1 A new report by the solar industry publication PV Magazine showed the Sunshine State leading the nation in solar growth, with a 110 percent increase in new residential solar permits granted last year over the previous year. ...(Read More)]]> Civic Engagement Climate Change/Air Quality Consumer Energy Policy Environment Report: Florida's PSC "Captured" by Utility Industry Mon, 02 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-10-02/consumer-issues/report-floridas-psc-captured-by-utility-industry/a59650-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-10-02/consumer-issues/report-floridas-psc-captured-by-utility-industry/a59650-1 new report detailing how power companies in the state wield what researchers say is too much influence over the governor and legislature. 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Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-09-25/climate-change-air-quality/climate-change-is-florida-a-state-of-denial/a59561-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-09-25/climate-change-air-quality/climate-change-is-florida-a-state-of-denial/a59561-1 (Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Energy Policy Environment Environmental Justice Oceans After Irma, Solar Power Helped Keep Florida Shining Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-09-19/energy-policy/after-irma-solar-power-helped-keep-florida-shining/a59469-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-09-19/energy-policy/after-irma-solar-power-helped-keep-florida-shining/a59469-1 (Read More)]]> Energy Policy Environment Urban Planning/Transportation Will Florida Utility Customers Pay Now for Future Power? Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-08-21/energy-policy/will-florida-utility-customers-pay-now-for-future-power/a59074-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-08-21/energy-policy/will-florida-utility-customers-pay-now-for-future-power/a59074-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Consumer Energy Policy Environment Comment Period Ending for Offshore Drilling Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-08-15/environment/comment-period-ending-for-offshore-drilling/a58982-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-08-15/environment/comment-period-ending-for-offshore-drilling/a58982-1 comment on a plan by the Trump administration to undo Obama-era protections for the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. 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Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-06-06/energy-policy/will-wind-solar-growth-continue-in-sunshine-state/a57985-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-06-06/energy-policy/will-wind-solar-growth-continue-in-sunshine-state/a57985-1 renewable energy has doubled its output and now provides nearly 20 percent of electricity in the U.S. ...(Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Energy Policy Environment Report Urges FL to Make the Most of Deepwater Horizon Settlement Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-04-12/environment/report-urges-fl-to-make-the-most-of-deepwater-horizon-settlement/a57191-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-04-12/environment/report-urges-fl-to-make-the-most-of-deepwater-horizon-settlement/a57191-1 a list of 50 restoration projects its scientists believe will make the most difference in the overall health of the gulf. ...(Read More)]]> Animal Welfare Energy Policy Environment Oceans Florida Pipeline Protests Grow as Construction Continues Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-02-02/energy-policy/florida-pipeline-protests-grow-as-construction-continues/a56202-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-02-02/energy-policy/florida-pipeline-protests-grow-as-construction-continues/a56202-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Consumer Energy Policy Environment Water Florida Moms Rally Against EPA Nominee Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-01-13/environment/florida-moms-rally-against-epa-nominee/a55873-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-01-13/environment/florida-moms-rally-against-epa-nominee/a55873-1 (Read More)]]> Children's Consumer Energy Policy Environment Health Social Justice Toxics Women's Youth Reports Find Big Savings For Industrial Energy-Efficiency Upgrades Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-09-27/energy-policy/reports-find-big-savings-for-industrial-energy-efficiency-upgrades/a54200-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-09-27/energy-policy/reports-find-big-savings-for-industrial-energy-efficiency-upgrades/a54200-1 (Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Energy Policy Environment Toxics Is Coal Ash Stored Near You? Locator Tool Now Available Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-09-19/energy-policy/is-coal-ash-stored-near-you-locator-tool-now-available/a54064-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-09-19/energy-policy/is-coal-ash-stored-near-you-locator-tool-now-available/a54064-1 (Read More)]]> Consumer Energy Policy Environment Toxics Groups Say Solar Amendment Would Block the Sun Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-09-08/energy-policy/groups-say-solar-amendment-would-block-the-sun/a53922-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-09-08/energy-policy/groups-say-solar-amendment-would-block-the-sun/a53922-1 Amendment 1. 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The Southeast Market Pipelines Project would transport fracked natural gas across close to 700 lakes, rivers and streams, and potentially impact nearly 2,000 wetland systems in three states. ...(Read More)]]> Energy Policy Environmental Justice Public Lands/Wilderness Water Report: Clean Power Plan Offers Cities Millions In Savings Thu, 04 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-08-04/energy-policy/report-clean-power-plan-offers-cities-millions-in-savings/a53377-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-08-04/energy-policy/report-clean-power-plan-offers-cities-millions-in-savings/a53377-1 new report finds could be mitigated and save businesses money by complying with the Clean Power Plan. Marilyn Brown, a professor with the School of Public Policy at Georgia Institute of Technology, says because businesses in Florida and across the nation are such big energy consumers, the switch to cleaner, greener sources would not only help meet the carbon emissions targets laid out in the Clean Power Plan, but it would save a lot of money. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Climate Change/Air Quality Energy Policy Environment Report: Clean Energy Plan Will Cut Electric Bills Mon, 27 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-06-27/energy-policy/report-clean-energy-plan-will-cut-electric-bills/a52633-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-06-27/energy-policy/report-clean-energy-plan-will-cut-electric-bills/a52633-1 new study from the Georgia Institute of Technology. But the study also says that doesn't have to happen. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Climate Change/Air Quality Consumer Energy Policy Environment Toxics Advocates Fuming Over Oil Testing Plans in Big Cypress Preserve Mon, 23 May 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-05-23/environment/advocates-fuming-over-oil-testing-plans-in-big-cypress-preserve/a52043-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-05-23/environment/advocates-fuming-over-oil-testing-plans-in-big-cypress-preserve/a52043-1 National Park Service recently authorized seismic testing in the preserve, a process that involves multiple trucks weighing more than 60,000 pounds crisscrossing the preserve, sending out vibrations in search of oil deposits. ...(Read More)]]> Animal Welfare Budget Policy & Priorities Climate Change/Air Quality Consumer Endangered Species & Wildlife Energy Policy Environment Water High-Tech Tool Turns Up Dozens of Natural Gas Leaks in Florida City Tue, 10 May 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-05-10/environment/high-tech-tool-turns-up-dozens-of-natural-gas-leaks-in-florida-city/a51750-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-05-10/environment/high-tech-tool-turns-up-dozens-of-natural-gas-leaks-in-florida-city/a51750-1 Environmental Defense Fund and Google Earth Outreach sent cars equipped with special sensors driving all across Jacksonville to create an interactive map that shows where methane is leaking from natural gas lines. ...(Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Consumer Energy Policy Environment Health Toxics Urban Planning/Transportation Doctors to Lawmakers: Slow the Rush to Frack Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-02-04/energy-policy/doctors-to-lawmakers-slow-the-rush-to-frack/a50214-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-02-04/energy-policy/doctors-to-lawmakers-slow-the-rush-to-frack/a50214-1 vote on a bill that would roll out the welcome mat for fracking operations statewide, despite grave concerns from the scientific community. The bill, which already passed the state House, would not require fracking companies to disclose the chemicals or potential carcinogens used in the process. ...(Read More)]]> Community Issues and Volunteering Consumer Energy Policy Health Public Lands/Wilderness Waste Reduction/Recycling Commission to Decide if Ratepayers Must Fund Nuclear Power Plants Tue, 18 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-08-18/energy-policy/commission-to-decide-if-ratepayers-must-fund-nuclear-power-plants/a47761-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-08-18/energy-policy/commission-to-decide-if-ratepayers-must-fund-nuclear-power-plants/a47761-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Energy Policy Clean Power Plan Likely to Improve Everglades Air Quality Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-08-04/climate-change-air-quality/clean-power-plan-likely-to-improve-everglades-air-quality/a47513-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-08-04/climate-change-air-quality/clean-power-plan-likely-to-improve-everglades-air-quality/a47513-1 National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA). ...(Read More)]]> Public Lands/Wilderness Oceans Environment Energy Policy Endangered Species & Wildlife Community Issues and Volunteering Climate Change/Air Quality Budget Policy & Priorities Toxics Urban Planning/Transportation Water Group Vows to Fight Everglades Oil Drilling Wed, 15 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-07-15/endangered-species-and-wildlife/group-vows-to-fight-everglades-oil-drilling/a47161-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-07-15/endangered-species-and-wildlife/group-vows-to-fight-everglades-oil-drilling/a47161-1 (Read More)]]> Endangered Species & Wildlife Energy Policy Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Florida Solar Initiative Moving Forward Tue, 07 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-07-07/energy-policy/florida-solar-initiative-moving-forward/a47033-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-07-07/energy-policy/florida-solar-initiative-moving-forward/a47033-1 Floridians for Solar Choice constitutional amendment effort is moving quickly to get on the 2016 ballot. Backers say they've gathered more than 100,000 signatures, exceeding the 10 percent necessary to submit the language to the state Supreme Court. ...(Read More)]]> Environment Energy Policy Consumer Budget Policy & Priorities Report: Florida Leads in Cutting Carbon Pollution Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-07-01/climate-change-air-quality/report-florida-leads-in-cutting-carbon-pollution/a46961-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-07-01/climate-change-air-quality/report-florida-leads-in-cutting-carbon-pollution/a46961-1 a new report released on Tuesday. Analysts for the nonprofit group Environment America examined the total reductions in carbon pollution projected, by state, for the next ten years. ...(Read More)]]> Civic Engagement Climate Change/Air Quality Energy Policy Environment Urban Planning/Transportation U.S. Supreme Court Finds Fault With Power Plant Regulations Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-06-30/climate-change-air-quality/u-s-supreme-court-finds-fault-with-power-plant-regulations/a46914-2 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-06-30/climate-change-air-quality/u-s-supreme-court-finds-fault-with-power-plant-regulations/a46914-2 U.S. Supreme Court has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reconsider its first-ever regulations on toxic pollutants from coal-fired power plants. ...(Read More)]]> Toxics Health Environment Energy Policy Consumer Community Issues and Volunteering Climate Change/Air Quality Civic Engagement South Florida Leaders Take Action on Climate Change Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-01-23/climate-change-air-quality/south-florida-leaders-take-action-on-climate-change/a44159-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-01-23/climate-change-air-quality/south-florida-leaders-take-action-on-climate-change/a44159-1 a comprehensive plan aimed at preparing for the worst. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Climate Change/Air Quality Energy Policy Environment Oceans Urban Planning/Transportation Push for New Law Cites Cheaper Solar Power for Sunshine State Thu, 15 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-01-15/energy-policy/push-for-new-law-cites-cheaper-solar-power-for-sunshine-state/a44021-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-01-15/energy-policy/push-for-new-law-cites-cheaper-solar-power-for-sunshine-state/a44021-1 Floridians for Solar Choice is gathering signatures for a constitutional amendment to allow businesses and homeowners to generate their own solar energy and sell it directly to consumers. ...(Read More)]]> Civic Engagement Consumer Energy Policy Environment Spend It Wisely: Restoration Dollars for the Gulf of Mexico Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-12-10/environment/spend-it-wisely-restoration-dollars-for-the-gulf-of-mexico/a43325-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-12-10/environment/spend-it-wisely-restoration-dollars-for-the-gulf-of-mexico/a43325-1 a report released today by the National Wildlife Federation, the answer is to get to the heart of the water source. 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