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PNS Daily Newscast - January 22, 2018 


The funding stumble in Congress deepens the crisis for health centers; also on our nationwide rundown; we will let you know about concerns over possible "gifts" to payday lenders; and a new survey provides alarming numbers about young people and homelessness.

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Public News Service - FL: Environmental Justice

The Trump administration's plan to expand offshore drilling was met with immediate concern from environmental groups that say it poses risks to coastal communities. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Even President Donald Trump's close friend and ally, Gov. Rick Scott, is opposing the administrations plans to open new stretches of federal waters to oil and gas drilling, including off the coast of Florida. In a statement, Scott said he requested a meeting with Interior

Even before the hurricanes, hard and soft corals have been bleaching in the Florida Keys due to this summer's unusually warm ocean temperatures. (U.S. Geological Survey/Flickr)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- As Florida cities wrestle with how to haul out millions of tons of post-hurricane debris and where to put it, the environmental community is asking whether the storms could mark a turning point in the state's reputation for minimizing the issue of climate change. Despite Flori

Opponents of a proposed pipeline across Florida, Georgia and Alabama are hoping to halt its construction with a lawsuit. (ReubenGBrewer/Wikimedia Commons)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A controversial plan to build a $3 billion gas pipeline through the heart of Florida has hit a snag, as three groups have filed

Scientists say despite some headway for the species, habitat loss and population growth continue to threaten the Florida black bear. (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - While state wildlife officials say Florida's black bear population is on the rise, a coalition of scientists believes more needs to be done to preserve and protect the animals and their habitat. Dozens of scientific, environmental, and conservation groups are backing a petition

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

Opponents of bear hunting held a vigil near Orlando on Sunday as part of efforts to stop future hunts. Credit: Adam Sugalski

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The fight to save Florida's black bears will go on, as defenders of the bears say after last month's controversial hunt, they are more determined than ever to stop it from becoming an annual event. Officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have not y

A new poll says hunters and anglers support expanding the Clean Water Rule to smaller tributaries. Credit: bissel/iStock

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Hunters and anglers support restoring the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Water Rule to smaller headwaters streams and wetlands by a margin of more than 4 to 1, according to a new poll commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation on the so-called Waters of

Turtles and many other species suffered in the 2005 BP oil spill. BP announced an $18.7 billion settlement Thursday. Florida's share is $3.25 billion. Credit:NOAA.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida conservation groups say the BP settlement announced Thursday is a big step forward giving certainty that the funding will be there to restore the Gulf coast. It comes five years after the BP Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig exploded, releasing almost four billion barr

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