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PNS Daily News - June 27, 2017 


The GOP health plan would reportedly leave 22 million uninsured; part of the president’s travel ban unblocked; and the Feds agree to investigate ways to protect an endangered wild cat. Those stories and more coming up.

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The health of the Apalachicola ecosystem is the subject of a lawsuit. (Florida Department of Environmental Protection)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Spanning three states and ending in the Gulf of Mexico, the Apalachicola ecosystem is one of the most significant in the Western Hemisphere, which is why environmental groups are fighting for its survival in court. The federal lawsuit alleges that the way the U.S. Army Co

Jamaica caper trees are among those being planted as part of an urban canopy to birds, wildlife and people in Broward County. (NatureScape Broward)

LAUDERDALE LAKES, Fla. – Class is for the birds today at Lauderdale Middle School, where students, staff and volunteers will be planting dozens of trees to provide a habitat for migratory birds. Patrick Fitzgerald, senior director of community wildlife at the National Wildlife Federation, wh

Conservation advocates urge Floridians to come together for the sake of the environment. (MGDboston/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – With the dust beginning to settle on election 2016, conservation groups say now is the time to get to work on what should be a nonpartisan issue: protecting natural resources in Florida and nationwide. Ron Warnken, a regional representative for the National Wildlife Feder

Advocates fear the impact of oil testing in the Big Cypress National Preserve. (M. Schwartz)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Big Cypress National Preserve is one of the most biologically diverse sites in the state, but many who love it say it's not being preserved the way it should. The National Park Service recently authorized seismic testing in the preserve, a process that involves mu

Dedicated funding for Everglades restoration projects has been 16 years in the making. (Fred Ward/Wikimedia Commons)

MAITLAND, Fla. – Conservation groups are praising the Florida Legislature's $200 million funding for projects in the Everglades. Everglades restoration projects have been under way for a few years now, but they lacked a stable source of funding, which groups have been working on for about 16

Florida flooding is projected to be worse than expected in a new Antarctic ice melt study. (U.S. Navy/Wikimedia Commons)

MIAMI – A new estimate that sea levels will rise up to 6 feet by the end of this century could be seen as an impending disaster for Florida – or an opportunity – according to a science advocacy group. The new ice melt information published in the scientific journal Nature is "ala

Scientists say the environmental impact of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and spill was greater than previously thought. Credit: U.S. Navy

FORT MYERS, Fla. – More than five years after millions of gallons of oil flooded into the Gulf of Mexico following the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, a clearer picture is developing about the long term impacts to wildlife and their habitats. The comprehensive plan for restoring

Dozens of environmental groups say they're thankful protections for Florida streams and wetlands remain in place. Credit: Bandini/morguefile.com

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Clean water plays a vital role in Florida's environment and economy from the Everglades to the Panhandle. Dozens of environmental groups are thankful that one lawmaker took action to protect the state's water and wildlife. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., voted against requiring the Ob

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