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PNS Weekend Newscast - August 19th, 2017 


Here's what we're covering: President Trump got rid of his campaign adviser, health experts are looking into who would be hurt most from climate change, and kids in one state are getting more help dealing with trauma.

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Public News Service - MD: Climate Change/Air Quality

Pennsylvania is one of the states accused of sending polluted air into Maryland. (usgs.gov)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The clock is now ticking in Maryland as regulators wait out the required 60 days before filing a lawsuit against the federal government over polluted air coming in from other states. Last week, Maryland's Secretary of the Environment notified Environmental Protection Agency Admi

Maryland already is feeling the punch from climate change. (Maryland Climate Coalition)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Now that President Trump has pulled the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord, several groups have banded together to ask lawmakers in Maryland to make a firm commitment to address climate change regardless of what happens on the federal level. They've sent an open l

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,

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

Nearly 12% of Maryland's children suffer from asthma. (Moms Clean Air Force)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Advocates are still pushing for an override of Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of the Clean Energy Jobs Act. In late May, Hogan vetoed the legislation, calling it a tax increase on every single electricity ratepayer in Maryland. The Clean Energy Jobs Act would have required state utiliti

Grant money is going to projects that help keep polluted water out of Chesapeake Bay and, at the same time, improve neighborhoods. (cbtrust.org)

BALTIMORE -- The Chesapeake Bay Trust, in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency and Maryland's Department of Natural Resources, is giving out more than $800,000 in grants to 17 organizations through the Green Streets, Green Towns, Green Jobs Grant Initiative (G3). Shawn Garvin, regio

Moms are fighting for clean air for children across the country. (Virginia Carter)

BALTIMORE – The Maryland Commission on Climate Change will be meeting twice this week to discuss an update being made to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). The idea is to set climate pollution limits on fossil fuel power plants through 2030. Environmental groups, community lead

Honeybee colonies in the United States declined dramatically last year, and advocates say that's not sustainable for agriculture in the U.S. (USDA)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - U.S. beekeepers have reported losing nearly 44 percent of their colonies over the last year, according to an annual report just out. Tiffany Finck-Haynes, food futures campaigner for Friends of the Earth, says that's too high to be sustainable for agriculture in this country. She

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