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PNS Daily Newscast - June 23, 2017 


Today on the rundown: the Senate GOP releases a draft of their health-care bill; Tropical Storm Cindy is bringing heavy rainfall to the South; and could Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ “tough on drugs” approach fuel mass incarceration?

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Public News Service - FL: Climate Change/Air Quality

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

Raising awareness of climate change is part of a nurse's job, according to a new report. (MGDBoston/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – When a nurse expresses concern, most people take note, and right now nurses are very concerned about how climate change is impacting people in Florida and nationwide. A new report from the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments looks at the role nurses can play in comb

A leading climate expert says Hurricane Matthew was fueled by climate change. (NASA.gov)

MIAMI – Hurricane Matthew avoided a direct hit on Florida, but one climate expert says this is not the time to breathe a sigh of relief, given the impact of climate change. At its peak, Matthew surpassed several milestones as one of the strongest, longest lasting hurricanes of its kind on re

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

Cars with special sensors mapped more than 800 miles of Jacksonville, a pilot city for a project to detect small natural gas leaks. (Environmental Defense Fund)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - How safe are the natural gas lines under your street? A new high-tech tool is helping to answer that question, while potentially sparing damage to the environment and your wallet. The collaboration between the Environmental Defense Fund and Google Earth Outreach sent cars equi

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

One Florida man says protecting the environment begins with finding out where lawmakers stand on climate change. (Castlelass/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - It's test time in Tallahassee, as one man wants to get lawmakers and other state leaders to state once and for all where they stand on climate change and the risk it poses to Florida. Environmental engineer Bart Bibler is the driving force behind what he calls the climate-chang

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