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

(via yosemite.epa.gov)

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

(via news.yahoo.com)

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?

(via www.huffingtonpost.com)

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?

(via www.enn.com)

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

(via switchboard.nrdc.org)

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

(via www.npr.org)

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
Photo: Golden sunrise over ...

Photo: Golden sunrise over a Florida lagoon

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This sunrise was photographed at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

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on Oct 12, 2014 at 12:22 AM

Miami Beach cheers success of flood pumps against 'King Tide'

(via reuters.us.feedsportal.com)

MIAMI BEACH Fla. (Reuters) - Miami Beach residents breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday as newly installed pumps kept streets dry during the seaside city’s highest tides of the year.

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on Oct 09, 2014 at 09:50 PM

Jury awards Florida homeowners millions for uprooted citrus trees

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ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida jury awarded thousands of homeowners $20.7 million in compensation for the healthy citrus trees removed from their yards a decade ago when the state was trying to stop the spread of citrus canker, their lawyer said on Thursday.

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on Oct 09, 2014 at 09:50 PM

THURSDAY: EPA Administrator Traveling to Miami for ABA Conference and King Tide Day - CHANGE IN LOCATION (FL)

(via yosemite.epa.gov)

***PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE BELOW***THURSDAY: EPA Administrator Traveling to Miami for ABA Conference and King Tide DayWASHINGTON ? EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy is visiting Miami on Thursday to keynote the American Bar Association?s Environment, Energy, and Resources Fall Conference and ...

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on Oct 08, 2014 at 11:56 PM