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  • News Releases | Environment Florida
    use and save Floridians roughly 15 million at the gas pump this Thanksgiving alone The report was released following the Obama administration s Wednesday announcement of proposed new fuel efficiency and global warming pollution standards for cars and light trucks sold from 2017 through 2025 Read more about Clean Cars Would Cut Oil Use Save Floridians 15 Million on Thanksgiving Travel News Release Environment Florida Research Policy Center New Data Shows Florida Power Plants Emit 15th Most Mercury Pollution Nationally Florida s power plants emit more mercury pollution than power plants in 35 other states according to brand new U S Environmental Protection Agency EPA data outlined in Environment Florida s latest report America s Biggest Mercury Polluters The report found that in total power plants in Florida emitted 1 522 pounds of mercury pollution in 2010 Environment Florida s report comes as EPA is set to finalize a standard to limit mercury and other toxic air pollution from power plants next month Read more about New Data Shows Florida Power Plants Emit 15th Most Mercury Pollution Nationally News Release Environment Florida Obama Administration Proposes Historic Clean Car Standards The Obama administration today officially proposed new clean car standards that represent the biggest step the U S has ever taken to get off oil and tackle global warming The standards would require cars and light trucks in model years 2017 2025 to meet a fleet wide average global warming pollution standard equivalent to 54 5 miles per gallon Read more about Obama Administration Proposes Historic Clean Car Standards News Release Environment Florida Research and Policy Center Clean Air Healthy Families Report Mercury is harmful Read more about Clean Air Healthy Families Report News Release Environment Florida Top 10 Scariest Facts About the Everglades While the ghosts and ghouls of Halloween

    Original URL path: http://environmentflorida.org/news?page=8 (2016-05-01)
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  • News Releases | Environment Florida
    in Florida on the Rise The Solar Foundation has released its second annual review of the solar workforce in a report titled National Solar Jobs Census 2011 A Review of the U S Solar Workforce The report finds that more than 100 000 Americans are now working in the U S Solar Industry and that number is on the rise throughout the U S and in Florida The solar industry has added jobs over the last year at a faster rate than the general economy and that trend is projected to continue Read more about New Solar Jobs Census 2011 Shows Solar Jobs in Florida on the Rise News Release Environment Florida Research Policy Center New Report Pensacola Orlando and Tampa St Petersburg Named Smoggiest Metropolitan Areas in the State Today Environment Florida released a new report showing that Pensacola Orlando and Tampa St Petersburg Clearwater rank as the top three smoggiest metropolitan area in the State Smog is a harmful air pollutant that leads to asthma attacks and exacerbates respiratory illnesses especially among children and the elderly The new report Danger in the Air Unhealthy Air Days in 2010 and 2011 ranks cities in Florida and across the country

    Original URL path: http://environmentflorida.org/news?page=9 (2016-05-01)
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  • Protect Florida's Waters News Releases | Environment Florida
    advocates celebrate A bipartisan coalition of state senators beat back an attempt to advance fracking in the state of Florida voting down Senate Bill 318 on a key panel 10 to 9 Read more about Bipartisan group of legislators defeat pro fracking bill in state Senate clean water advocates celebrate News Release Environment Florida Hillsborough County Commissioners pass unanimous resolution against fracking The Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners voted late this morning on a resolution against fracking The resolution opposes some of the most egregious parts of Senate Bill 318 including the preemption of local governments ability to regulate all facets of oil and gas extraction and exploration Read more about Hillsborough County Commissioners pass unanimous resolution against fracking News Release Environment Florida Congress carried polluters dirty water today but ultimately clean water will win One day after failing to adopt a similar measure the U S Senate voted this afternoon to reverse the Obama administration s Clean Water Rule which restores protections to streams that help provide drinking water for 1 in 3 Americans Read more about Congress carried polluters dirty water today but ultimately clean water will win News Release Environment Florida New report ranks Florida 1 for boating ST PETERSBURG Fla Florida ranks 1 for boating according to new data issued today by Environment Florida More than 37 million people visit Florida waterways like Tampa Bay and the Hillsborough River for boating fishing kayaking and more The Summer Fun Index comes as a new rule protecting thousands of waterways across the state takes effect Read more about New report ranks Florida 1 for boating News Release Environment Florida Obama administration issues rule to help protect Florida s lakes and rivers ST PETERSBURG Fla Twenty nine percent of Florida s streams including those feeding Lake Okeechobee and the

    Original URL path: http://environmentflorida.org/node/29731/content/news-release (2016-05-01)
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  • Global Warming Solutions News Releases | Environment Florida
    solar and nine contracted small 1 7 MW farms and gardens Read more about Jacksonville among nation s solar leaders but status at risk News Release Environment Florida Obama administration drops plans for Atlantic drilling Read more about Obama administration drops plans for Atlantic drilling News Release Environment Florida Release Interactive map shows impacts of storms and floods hitting close to home Environment Florida partnered with Dr David Hastings of Eckerd College and a team of students to collect extreme weather stories in Florida Read more about Release Interactive map shows impacts of storms and floods hitting close to home News Release Environment Florida Pinellas Board of County Commissioners pass resolution opposing fracking Last week Pinellas County became the 81st local government to pass a resolution against fracking Pinellas is the densest county in the state covering the cities of Clearwater and St Petersburg Read more about Pinellas Board of County Commissioners pass resolution opposing fracking News Release Environment Florida Report highlights potential for solar energy on big box stores Environment Florida released a report today showing tremendous potential for solar installations on big box retailers grocery stores and shopping centers Read more about Report highlights potential for solar energy on big box stores News Release Environment Florida Florida ranks 8th in Solar Jobs The Solar Foundation released its 2015 solar jobs census today showing 208 859 Americans now work in the solar energy sector including 6 560 in Florida The national solar jobs number represents a 20 2 percent increase from the previous year the third consecutive year that solar jobs have grown by 20 percent or more Read more about Florida ranks 8th in Solar Jobs News Release Environment Florida Map 99 of Floridians live in counties affected by storms floods or other weather disasters Ninety nine percent

    Original URL path: http://environmentflorida.org/node/31741/content/news-release (2016-05-01)
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  • Go Solar News Releases | Environment Florida
    News Action Jobs Donate Go Solar News Releases News Release Environment Florida Jacksonville among nation s solar leaders but status at risk Jacksonville has more solar panels than most major American cities ranking 16th among dozens of metropolitan areas analyzed in a new report but advocates warn the city s progress could change if the local utility moves forward with slashing net metering Jacksonville s ranking the highest in Florida and Southeast U S is owed primarily to one large scale solar and nine contracted small 1 7 MW farms and gardens Read more about Jacksonville among nation s solar leaders but status at risk News Release Environment Florida Report highlights potential for solar energy on big box stores Environment Florida released a report today showing tremendous potential for solar installations on big box retailers grocery stores and shopping centers Read more about Report highlights potential for solar energy on big box stores News Release Environment Florida Florida ranks 8th in Solar Jobs The Solar Foundation released its 2015 solar jobs census today showing 208 859 Americans now work in the solar energy sector including 6 560 in Florida The national solar jobs number represents a 20 2 percent increase

    Original URL path: http://environmentflorida.org/node/32706/content/news-release (2016-05-01)
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  • 100% Renewable Energy News Releases | Environment Florida
    create a cleaner greener future Connect with us Like Us Follow Us Contact About Us Issues Clean Water for America Solar For All Global Warming Solutions NO BEES NO FOOD 100 Renewable Energy News Action Jobs Donate 100 Renewable Energy News Releases News Release Environment Florida St Petersburg City Council moves to draft an ordinance banning fracking Read more about St Petersburg City Council moves to draft an ordinance banning fracking News Release Environment Florida Jacksonville among nation s solar leaders but status at risk Jacksonville has more solar panels than most major American cities ranking 16th among dozens of metropolitan areas analyzed in a new report but advocates warn the city s progress could change if the local utility moves forward with slashing net metering Jacksonville s ranking the highest in Florida and Southeast U S is owed primarily to one large scale solar and nine contracted small 1 7 MW farms and gardens Read more about Jacksonville among nation s solar leaders but status at risk News Release Environment Florida Release Interactive map shows impacts of storms and floods hitting close to home Environment Florida partnered with Dr David Hastings of Eckerd College and a team of students

    Original URL path: http://environmentflorida.org/node/40861/content/news-release (2016-05-01)
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  • News Releases | Environment Florida
    more about St Petersburg City Council moves to draft an ordinance banning fracking News Release Environment Florida Jacksonville among nation s solar leaders but status at risk Jacksonville has more solar panels than most major American cities ranking 16th among dozens of metropolitan areas analyzed in a new report but advocates warn the city s progress could change if the local utility moves forward with slashing net metering Jacksonville s ranking the highest in Florida and Southeast U S is owed primarily to one large scale solar and nine contracted small 1 7 MW farms and gardens Read more about Jacksonville among nation s solar leaders but status at risk News Release Environment Florida Obama administration drops plans for Atlantic drilling Read more about Obama administration drops plans for Atlantic drilling News Release Environment Florida Release Interactive map shows impacts of storms and floods hitting close to home Environment Florida partnered with Dr David Hastings of Eckerd College and a team of students to collect extreme weather stories in Florida Read more about Release Interactive map shows impacts of storms and floods hitting close to home News Release Environment Florida Pinellas Board of County Commissioners pass resolution opposing fracking Last

    Original URL path: http://environmentflorida.org/news/rss.xml (2016-05-01)
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  • Blog | Environment Florida
    finding that 93 percent of the Great Barrier Reef s coral is bleached And then we wept Read more about Great Barrier Reef scientist And then we wept This Earth Day climate action takes a big step forward Thursday April 21 2016 By Katie Hammer Digital Campaigner Global Warming Solutions Campaign April 22 is a big day for climate action This Earth Day marks the historical event when more than 150 countries will come together to sign the first ever legally binding global climate deal The Paris Climate Agreement Read more about This Earth Day climate action takes a big step forward Extreme Weather Map Wednesday March 9 2016 By Our new interactive extreme weather map shows weather related disasters in the United States over the last five years and tells the stories of the people and communities who have endured some of those disasters and other extreme weather events Read more about Extreme Weather Map Why we need the Clean Water Rule Thursday December 3 2015 By John Rumpler Senior Attorney Why do we need federal protection under the Clean Water Act if there are also state laws designed to protect our rivers and streams The answer is that

    Original URL path: http://environmentflorida.org/blog (2016-05-01)
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