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PNS Daily Newscast - December 15, 2017 


What's next following the FCC vote to end net neutrality, we have a pair of reports; also on our Friday rundown; we'll let you know why adolescents in foster care need opportunities to thrive; and steps you can take to avoid losing your holiday loot.

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Public News Service - FL: Endangered Species & Wildlife

The public comment period on renewing offshore drilling runs through Aug. 17. (doi.gov)

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Just a couple of days are left to comment on a plan by the Trump administration to undo Obama-era protections for the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. President Trump has vowed to take steps to reopen the ocean territories to oil and gas drilling, saying it would boost the econo

A tiny bug newly introduced to Florida from Asia attacks citrus trees and some ornamental plants. (Department of Agriculture)

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A tiny insect is placing Florida citrus in jeopardy, but residents can help. Citrus trees in the Sunshine State are under attack from the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), a tiny mottled brown insect about the size of an aphid that feeds on the new leafs of citrus trees and som

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

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