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South Miami Wants to Secede...

South Miami Wants to Secede From Florida Due to the State s Climate Change Apathy

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What do you do if your state is ignoring the threat of climate change and putting your home and family in peril? Well, if you're a group of officials from South Miami, you take matters into your own hands and passĀ a proposal to secede from northern Florida

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on Oct 23, 2014 at 06:20 PM
Floridian's Deliver over 92...

Floridian's Deliver over 92,000 Petitions to Governor Scott Asking Him to #ActOnClimate

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Pamela Rivera, Latino Engagement Associate / Program Assistant, Washington, D.C.:Over the last several months, Florida's Clean Energy Future -- a coalition of clean energy, business, Hispanic, faith, community and academic leaders throughout the Sunshine StateĀ  -- has worked across the state to raise awareness about the threat of climate...

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on Oct 23, 2014 at 02:50 PM

EPA Awards Research Fellowship Grants to Two Students at the University of South Florida (FL)

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ATLANTA ? Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Suzanne Young, PhD and Joshua Breithaupt, PhD at the University of South Florida are two of 105 graduate students across the nation to receive $8.6 million in Science to Achieve Results (STAR) fellowship grants. The gran...

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on Oct 22, 2014 at 04:52 PM

Green Car Recap: LaFerrari Electric Mode, Formula E Miami Map, And More

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In today's Green Car Recap, proof the LaFerrari has an all-electric mode, the Formula E Miami race map has been revealed, and an EV race fromThe post Green Car Recap: LaFerrari Electric Mode, Formula E Miami Map, And More appeared first on Gas 2.

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on Oct 21, 2014 at 11:20 PM

EPA Awards Embry-Riddle Aeronautical and University of Florida with Grants to Help Design Sustainable Technologies (FL)

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Atlanta - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded two universities in the southeast with the People, Prosperity, and Planet (P3) award. Nationally the grants were awarded to 42 teams of college and university students. The teams will design innovative solutions to sustainable challeng...

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on Oct 16, 2014 at 03:53 PM
Florida governors debate ma...

Florida governors debate marred by trivial squabble over fan

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By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - Florida's Republican Governor Rick Scott and his Democratic challenger Charlie Crist don't agree on much, not even a podium cooling fan that delayed the start of the second televised debates between the two candidates on Wednesday evening. For all their policy differences in the battle for the nation's largest swing state, the squabble over a small ground-level ...

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on Oct 16, 2014 at 03:51 PM
When It Comes to Clean Ener...

When It Comes to Clean Energy, What's Wrong With Florida?

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Here's a question for you. Which state has created more jobs in the booming solar business: Massachusetts or Florida?If you picked the Sunshine State, you'd be wrong, remarkably enough.According to the first-of-its kind clean energy jobs survey for Florida that was just released by my group, only about 11,000 Floridians work in solar and other forms of renewable energy. That's far fewer than ma...

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on Oct 15, 2014 at 02:50 PM

How did Icebergs reach Florida in the last Ice Age?

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Using a first-of-its-kind, high-resolution numerical model to describe ocean circulation during the last ice age about 21,000 year ago, oceanographer Alan Condron of the University of Massachusetts Amherst has shown that icebergs and meltwater from the North American ice sheet would have regularly reached South Carolina and even southern Florida. The models are supported by the discovery of ice...

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on Oct 15, 2014 at 05:24 AM
Florida Climate Week Wrap-up

Florida Climate Week Wrap-up

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Pamela Rivera, Latino Engagement Associate / Program Assistant, Washington, D.C.:A few days ago, I noted that a diverse group of Floridians - business and faith leaders, Hispanic communities and concerned parents and students - were gearing up to press for forceful action to confront climate change, starting with a...

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on Oct 15, 2014 at 05:24 AM

Miami Uses Pumps To Battle Flooding From Sea Level Rise

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To combat sea level rise, one of the consequences of climate change, Miami Beach is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to install new storm sewers and pumps.

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on Oct 12, 2014 at 12:22 AM