'; } // 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 Underwater Seagrass: NC’s Best-Kept Secret for Protecting Shorelines Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-14/oceans/underwater-seagrass-ncs-best-kept-secret-for-protecting-shorelines/a66729-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-14/oceans/underwater-seagrass-ncs-best-kept-secret-for-protecting-shorelines/a66729-1 (Read More)]]> Community Issues and Volunteering Environment Oceans Simple Device Could Help Fishermen Save Deep-Dwelling Fish Fri, 03 May 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-03/endangered-species-and-wildlife/simple-device-could-help-fishermen-save-deep-dwelling-fish/a66351-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-03/endangered-species-and-wildlife/simple-device-could-help-fishermen-save-deep-dwelling-fish/a66351-1 a proposal now being considered by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council. 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Bernhardt took the helm at Interior after the resignation of Ryan Zinke, but faced tough questions about his past as an oil and gas lobbyist before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted 14-6 to send the nomination to the floor for a vote. ...(Read More)]]> Civic Engagement Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Oceans Offshore Drilling Plan on Atlantic Coast Expected Soon Fri, 29 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-03-29/environment/offshore-drilling-plan-on-atlantic-coast-expected-soon/a65985-2 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-03-29/environment/offshore-drilling-plan-on-atlantic-coast-expected-soon/a65985-2 (Read More)]]> Energy Policy Environment Oceans Public Lands/Wilderness Water Oysters Could Help Protect NC from Hurricane Season Mon, 16 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-07-16/endangered-species-and-wildlife/oysters-could-help-protect-nc-from-hurricane-season/a63328-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-07-16/endangered-species-and-wildlife/oysters-could-help-protect-nc-from-hurricane-season/a63328-1 (Read More)]]> Consumer Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Oceans FEMA Flood Maps Lead to Potential Disaster, Say NC Coastal Leaders Mon, 02 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-04-02/climate-change-air-quality/fema-flood-maps-lead-to-potential-disaster-say-nc-coastal-leaders/a62008-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-04-02/climate-change-air-quality/fema-flood-maps-lead-to-potential-disaster-say-nc-coastal-leaders/a62008-1 National Flood Insurance Program, many of North Carolina's coastal communities say the latest Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood maps will have them knee-deep in trouble when the next significant storm hits their shores. 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Coast Pedal Toward Success Tue, 22 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-09-22/environment/efforts-to-restore-n-c-coast-pedal-toward-success/a48218-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-09-22/environment/efforts-to-restore-n-c-coast-pedal-toward-success/a48218-1 North Carolina Coastal Federation, one of the groups working to restore wetlands as habitats for fish and shellfish, prevent erosion and build new oyster reefs. ...(Read More)]]> Water Toxics Public Lands/Wilderness Oceans Environment Endangered Species & Wildlife Climate Change/Air Quality NC Hurricane Season: Be Prepared Mon, 01 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-06-01/consumer-issues/nc-hurricane-season-be-prepared/a46498-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-06-01/consumer-issues/nc-hurricane-season-be-prepared/a46498-1 (Read More)]]> Consumer Oceans History Could Repeat Itself: Concerns Over Drilling Along North Carolina Coast Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-04-21/environment/history-could-repeat-itself-concerns-over-drilling-along-north-carolina-coast/a45837-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-04-21/environment/history-could-repeat-itself-concerns-over-drilling-along-north-carolina-coast/a45837-1 continues to impact the Gulf Coast, there are growing concerns over whether the same thing could happen off the coast of North Carolina. 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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-01-28/environment/atlantic-oil-and-gas-drilling-a-threat-to-ncs-natural-heritage/a44239-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-01-28/environment/atlantic-oil-and-gas-drilling-a-threat-to-ncs-natural-heritage/a44239-1 A five-year draft proposal to allow oil drilling in the Atlantic Ocean was released Tuesday, and federal leaders have said it could make nearly 80 percent of undiscovered resources available and recoverable. ...(Read More)]]> Energy Policy Environment Oceans Judge Cites BP's "Gross Negligence" in 2010 Gulf Oil Spill Fri, 05 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-09-05/environment/judge-cites-bps-gross-negligence-in-2010-gulf-oil-spill/a41540-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-09-05/environment/judge-cites-bps-gross-negligence-in-2010-gulf-oil-spill/a41540-1 (Read More)]]> Criminal Justice Energy Policy Environment Environmental Justice Oceans Water Share the Beach: No-Driving Rule Benefits NC Wildlife Wed, 21 May 2014 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-05-21/environment/share-the-beach-no-driving-rule-benefits-nc-wildlife/a39484-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-05-21/environment/share-the-beach-no-driving-rule-benefits-nc-wildlife/a39484-1 (Read More)]]> Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Oceans Public Lands/Wilderness Risky Business? Drilling Off the NC Coast Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-04-18/environment/risky-business-drilling-off-the-nc-coast/a38842-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-04-18/environment/risky-business-drilling-off-the-nc-coast/a38842-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Energy Policy Environment Oceans NC Lawmakers Look to Protect Coastal Fish Thu, 16 May 2013 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2013-05-16/public-lands-wilderness/nc-lawmakers-look-to-protect-coastal-fish/a32465-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2013-05-16/public-lands-wilderness/nc-lawmakers-look-to-protect-coastal-fish/a32465-1 House Bill 983, which would specify that red drum, striped bass and spotted sea trout could be caught only by hook and line. ...(Read More)]]> Oceans Public Lands/Wilderness Offshore Wind = Onshore Jobs for North Carolina? Thu, 13 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2012-09-13/energy-policy/offshore-wind-onshore-jobs-for-north-carolina/a28371-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2012-09-13/energy-policy/offshore-wind-onshore-jobs-for-north-carolina/a28371-1 report released today from the National Wildlife Federation, backed by such groups as the Sierra Club and the National Audubon Society, says wind energy will create jobs - up to 300,000 overall, by one estimate - and help stave off climate change, which the groups consider the major threat to living creatures. ...(Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Endangered Species & Wildlife Energy Policy Environment Oceans Report: NC Sea Levels Rising Faster Tue, 26 Jun 2012 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2012-06-26/environment/report-nc-sea-levels-rising-faster/a27037-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2012-06-26/environment/report-nc-sea-levels-rising-faster/a27037-1 A new report published by the U.S. ...(Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Environment Oceans Navy's New Warship: Boon or Boondoggle? Tue, 22 May 2012 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2012-05-22/budget-policy-and-priorities/navys-new-warship-boon-or-boondoggle/a26445-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2012-05-22/budget-policy-and-priorities/navys-new-warship-boon-or-boondoggle/a26445-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Oceans Peace Gulf Coast RESTORE Act Passes Big Hurdle: Impact for NC Fri, 09 Mar 2012 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2012-03-09/environment/gulf-coast-restore-act-passes-big-hurdle-impact-for-nc/a25266-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2012-03-09/environment/gulf-coast-restore-act-passes-big-hurdle-impact-for-nc/a25266-1 (Read More)]]> Environment Oceans Extreme NC Weather is Proof of Climate Change Say Scientists Tue, 20 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2011-09-20/global-warming-air-quality/extreme-nc-weather-is-proof-of-climate-change-say-scientists/a22253-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2011-09-20/global-warming-air-quality/extreme-nc-weather-is-proof-of-climate-change-say-scientists/a22253-1 (Read More)]]> Energy Policy Environment Oceans Hurricane Irene Impacts Wildlife on NC Coast Mon, 12 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2011-09-12/animal-welfare/hurricane-irene-impacts-wildlife-on-nc-coast/a22070-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2011-09-12/animal-welfare/hurricane-irene-impacts-wildlife-on-nc-coast/a22070-1 (Read More)]]> Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Climate Change/Air Quality Oceans National Security Bill Questions for NC, Cape Hatteras National Seashore Fri, 08 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2011-07-08/public-lands-wilderness/national-security-bill-questions-for-nc-cape-hatteras-national-seashore/a21085-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2011-07-08/public-lands-wilderness/national-security-bill-questions-for-nc-cape-hatteras-national-seashore/a21085-1 a bill that would expand the powers of the Department of Homeland Security by waiving compliance with 36 environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, within a 100-mile buffer along borders and coastlines. ...(Read More)]]> Environment Immigrant Oceans Public Lands/Wilderness Water New Oil Drilling Rules Will Affect North Carolina Tue, 12 Oct 2010 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2010-10-12/environment/new-oil-drilling-rules-will-affect-north-carolina/a16365-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2010-10-12/environment/new-oil-drilling-rules-will-affect-north-carolina/a16365-1 (Read More)]]> Energy Policy Environment Oceans Public Lands/Wilderness Toxics Creation of Oyster Beds on Carolina Coast Wed, 25 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2010-08-25/environment/creation-of-oyster-beds-on-carolina-coast/a15622-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2010-08-25/environment/creation-of-oyster-beds-on-carolina-coast/a15622-1 (Read More)]]> Water Oceans Environment Endangered Species & Wildlife Undersea Oil Plumes Confirmed in Gulf Wed, 09 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2010-06-09/environment/undersea-oil-plumes-confirmed-in-gulf/a14375-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2010-06-09/environment/undersea-oil-plumes-confirmed-in-gulf/a14375-1 (Read More)]]> Endangered Species & Wildlife Energy Policy Environment Oceans Obama OffShore Drilling Announcement: Implications for NC? Fri, 28 May 2010 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2010-05-28/energy-policy/obama-offshore-drilling-announcement-implications-for-nc/a14232-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2010-05-28/energy-policy/obama-offshore-drilling-announcement-implications-for-nc/a14232-1 (Read More)]]> Endangered Species & Wildlife Energy Policy Environment Oceans Water Report: BP Can’t Be Singled Out Wed, 19 May 2010 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2010-05-19/environment/report-bp-cant-be-singled-out/a14036-2 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2010-05-19/environment/report-bp-cant-be-singled-out/a14036-2 Global Exchange has found that operating errors and incidents around the globe are more common than the public likely realizes because most events don't make the news. 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