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  • Rep. Ted Deutch calls for action on climate | Environment Florida
    on the decisions that impact our environment resources to help you 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 Blog Rep Ted Deutch calls for action on climate Wednesday May 7 2014 By Jennifer Rubiello State Director Contact Jennifer Rubiello 727

    Original URL path: http://environmentflorida.org/blogs/blog/fle/rep-ted-deutch-calls-action-climate (2016-05-01)
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  • Environment Florida
    to becoming a national leader in solar power But recently our state leaders let a popular solar incentive program run dry The Legislature finally restored some funding to the program last year backed by Environment Florida and a host of solar power advocates PREV NEXT News Release Environment Florida Research Policy Center Florida Ranks 3rd for Global Warming Pollution from Power Plants TAMPA Fla On the heels of increasingly severe weather events a new report from Environment Florida Research Policy Center finds that Florida ranks 3rd in the country for most carbon pollution from power plants the state s largest single source of global warming pollution Scientists predict that extreme weather events will become more frequent and severe for future generations without action to reduce the carbon pollution fueling the problem Keep Reading News Release Environment Florida Sunshine State Lags Behind Leading Solar States Ranking 16th in Solar Per Capita Gainesville is a Bright Spot TALLAHASSEE Fla Environment Florida Research Policy Center released Lighting the Way What We Can Learn from America s Top 12 Solar States a new report highlighting a solar energy boom across the country The report outlines the 12 states with the most solar per capita Despite being the Sunshine State Florida ranks only 16th in the nation for per capita solar installed through 2012 Last year solar capacity in Florida grew by 13 bringing it to a total of 186 megawatts through the end of 2012 Keep Reading Report Environment Florida Lighting The Way Solar energy is on the rise America has more than three times as much solar photovoltaic capacity today as in 2010 and more than 10 times as much as in 2007 In the first three months of 2013 solar power accounted for nearly half of the new electricity generating capacity in

    Original URL path: http://environmentflorida.org/home?page=12 (2016-05-01)
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  • President Obama & EPA Protect Public Health, Announce Landmark Mercury Standard for Power Plants | Environment Florida
    cancer heart disease neurological damage birth defects asthma attacks and premature death Florida emits the 15th most mercury from its power plants and the effects can be seen in mercury levels of Everglades wildlife like the Florida panther Dr Lynn Ringenberg President of Physicians for Social Responsibility Tampa Bay also applauded President Obama and the EPA for standing up and fighting for what is right for America s health and safety Mercury is a frightening neurotoxin causing major genetic and developmental damage to babies and young children Reducing mercury from coal fired power plants will greatly improve the health of everyone but especially our children our most precious resource Thank you again President Obama Right now mercury pollution is so widespread that one in ten American women of childbearing age has enough mercury in her blood to put her baby at risk should she become pregnant By limiting emissions of mercury and air toxics from power plants the Obama administration s new standard is expected to prevent 130 000 cases of childhood asthma symptoms and save 11 000 lives every year Sierra Club Regional Representative Phil Compton joined Environment Florida in praising today s announcement Sierra Club applauds the president and his administration for their courage and resolve in protecting American families and children from this dangerous toxin and for standing up to polluters attempts to weaken this life saving protection Compton also highlighted the dangers that mercury poses to any woman who may become pregnant and her child by way of contaminated fish For decades Florida state health authorities have warned us of the danger of eating tuna and 80 types of fish caught all over Florida including grouper In the near future all fish will much safer for young women to eat without fear of harming their future

    Original URL path: http://environmentflorida.org/news/fle/president-obama-epa-protect-public-health-announce-landmark-mercury-standard-power-plants (2016-05-01)
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  • Clean Air, Healthy Families Report | Environment Florida
    resources to help you 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 News Release Clean Air Healthy Families Report Immediate Tuesday November 15 2011 Mercury is harmful For more information For more information contact XYZ at Sierra Club News Releases by

    Original URL path: http://environmentflorida.org/news/clean-air-healthy-families-report (2016-05-01)
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  • Environment Florida
    the Everglades will still be there Agricultural runoff irresponsible development and invasive species are all contributing to serious problems in the River of Grass In honor of this scariest of holidays Environment Florida offers 10 of the most frightening facts about the Everglades and what we can do to make next Halloween a lot less terrifying for the Everglades and everyone who depends on them Keep Reading News Release Environment Florida New Solar Jobs Census 2011 Shows Solar Jobs 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 Keep Reading 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 Keep Reading News Release Environment Florida Clean Cars Would Cut Oil Use Save Floridians 15 Million on Thanksgiving Travel As Floridians prepare for one of the busiest travel holidays of the year and just days after the Obama administration proposed new fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks a new Environment Florida report finds that more fuel

    Original URL path: http://environmentflorida.org/home?page=15 (2016-05-01)
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  • Environment Florida
    Summer on the Road Our oil dependence risks our environment to disasters like oil spills endangers our climate with the nearly 2 billion metric tons of global warming pollution each year and threatens our families health With prices in some areas hitting 4 per gallon once again our oil consumption is also putting an incredible burden on American families finances It s time for us to break our dependence on oil Keep Reading Report Environment Florida Research and Policy Center When it Rains it Pours Global warming is happening now and its effects are being felt in the United States and around the world Among the expected consequences of global warming is an increase in the heaviest rain and snow storms fueled by increased evaporation and the ability of a warmer atmosphere to hold more moisture An analysis of more than 80 million daily precipitation records from across the contiguous United States reveals that intense rainstorms and snowstorms have already become more frequent and more severe Extreme downpours are now happening 30 percent more often nationwide than in 1948 Keep Reading News Release Environment Florida Research Policy Center Energy Efficient Buildings Would Reduce Global Warming Pollution Save Florida Families 590 Annually Florida families could save 590 every year on their electricity bills by 2030 if the government invests in the energy efficiency of our buildings today according to a new report by Environment Florida Saving energy in our buildings would also help Florida s fight against global warming reducing global warming pollution from buildings by 35 percent the equivalent of taking 12 6 million cars off the road or shutting down 15 coal fired power plants Keep Reading Report Environment Florida Research Policy Center Building a Better America We can save money and help solve global warming by reducing the

    Original URL path: http://environmentflorida.org/home?page=13 (2016-05-01)
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  • Environment Florida
    year should be well on its way to becoming a national leader in solar power But recently our state leaders let a popular solar incentive program run dry The Legislature finally restored some funding to the program last year backed by Environment Florida and a host of solar power advocates PREV NEXT Report Environment Florida Research Policy Center Danger in the Air All Americans should be able to breathe clean air But pollution from power plants and vehicles puts the health of our nation s children and families at risk Keep Reading 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 for the number of days when the air was unhealthy to breathe due to smog pollution last year and this summer Keep Reading Report Environment Florida Research Policy Center America s Biggest Mercury Polluters Power plants continue to release large amounts of toxic pollutants including mercury into our air In 2010 two thirds of all airborne mercury pollution in the United States came from the smokestacks of coal fired power plants In other words power plants generate more airborne mercury pollution than all other industrial sources combined Keep Reading Report Environment Florida Research Policy Center The Way Forward on Global Warming Humanity is running out of time to stop the most dangerous impacts of global warming

    Original URL path: http://environmentflorida.org/home?page=14 (2016-05-01)
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  • Newsletters | Environment Florida
    environment resources to help you 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 Newsletters Use the links below to read recent editions of Environment Florida newsletters sent to Environment Florida members three times a year Current Newsletter Summer 2015 Previous Newsletters

    Original URL path: http://environmentflorida.org/page/fle/newsletters (2016-05-01)
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