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PNS Daily News - May 29, 2017 


We’re covering a variety of issues in today’s news including: Germany’s leader notes a disconnect with the United States; remembering the fallen and those left behind on a Memorial Day; and a look at passenger’s rights as summer air travel season kicks into gear.

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Public News Service - MD: Environment

Three teams from Maryland are competing for $1 million in prize money in a renewable-energy contest. (SUNY Polytechnic Institute)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Low- and moderate-income households represent 40 percent of America's population, but less than 5 percent of all solar customers. A national competition is underway to expand solar electricity access to low-income communities. Forty-eight teams from 23 states and Washington,

An event that highlights the work being done to improve Chesapeake Bay water quality is in its 19th year. (stateparks.com)

BALTIMORE – This year's Treasure the Chesapeake Bay Celebration has a couple of new twists. An individual who's worked to restore and preserve the bay is being honored, and the event is being moved from Annapolis to Baltimore. Kelly Swartout, director of development and marketing for the C

Blue crab populations could be greatly reduced if the nation's water-quality restoration programs are eliminated. (nwf.org)

BALTIMORE - Advocates for Chesapeake Bay are calling the budget proposed by the Trump administration devastating, to the bay and the millions of people who rely on it for clean drinking water. The budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 recommended that the entire $73 million budget for the Environmen

Thousands rallied in Annapolis last week as Maryland lawmakers began debating a fracking ban. (Citizen Shale)

BALTIMORE – One of this year's most contentious debates in Maryland centers around whether to ban hydraulic fracking. A moratorium on fracking is set to expire in October. Thirty-seven groups have signed a letter to Gov. Larry Hogan supporting legislation (SB740 and HB1325) to ban fracking i

Opposition is mounting to proposed mega-mergers of chemical companies. (foe.org)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Nearly 325 organizations have signed a letter pressing new U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to make sure the Justice Department does its job without political interference when it looks at a proposal to let Dow Chemical and DuPont, Monsanto and Bayer, and Syngenta and ChemC

Maryland may jump into the lead among states developing offshore wind energy. (boem.gov)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Maryland Public Service Commission has started the 180-day proceeding to evaluate offshore wind project proposals, and local residents are invited to chime in. Companies that want to be considered needed to offer Marylanders long-term price stability, and environmental an

Advocates say special emphasis should be placed on teaching children to be environmental stewards. (cbtrust.org)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - If you know someone who works hard to protect Chesapeake Bay, you can nominate them for an award for their efforts. The Chesapeake Bay Trust is seeking applications and nominations for its 2017 Annual Scholarship and Awards Program. Individuals, communities, businesses and organiza

Target, Costco and Whole Foods scored the best on a new report card on organic produce and bee-friendly policies. (Virginia Carter)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Bees and other pollinators are responsible for one of every three bites of food we eat, but 40 percent of all pollinating species are on the brink of extinction. In a new report, Friends of the Earth evaluated the country's biggest food retailers on how much organic produce th

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