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  • Reports | Environment Florida
    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 Reports 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 Read more about Danger

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    Report Environment Florida Research Policy Center Shining Cities 2016 America s major cities have played a key role in the clean energy revolution and stand to reap tremendous benefits from solar energy Read more about Shining Cities 2016 Report Extreme Weather Map Fact Sheet Read more about Extreme Weather Map Fact Sheet Report Environment America America s Next Top Polluter Tyson Foods Inc is one of the world s largest producers of meat and poultry The company s pollution footprint includes manure from its contract growers factory farm operations fertilizer runoff from grain grown to feed the livestock it brings to market as meat and waste from its processing plants Read more about America s Next Top Polluter Report Environment Florida Hitting Close to Home Ninety nine percent of Floridians live in counties affected recently by weather related disasters including storms floods and other weather disasters according to a new interactive map using data created by Environment America and Frontier Group using data from the federal government Read more about Hitting Close to Home Report Environment Florida Scary Water Facts ST PETERSBURG Fla In anticipation of Halloween Environment Florida unveiled Scary Water Facts 13 Frightening Facts to Blow You out

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  • It's time to reveal America's next top polluter ... | Environment Florida
    U S population According to the U S Environmental Protection Agency EPA agriculture is one of the largest sources of pollution for more than 100 000 miles of rivers and streams in the United States along with 2 500 square miles of lakes and 2 900 square miles of estuaries These waters are so polluted that they are unsafe for fishing swimming and or wildlife This agribusiness pollution is a leading cause of the dead zones that plague waters from the Chesapeake Bay to the Gulf of Mexico Agribusiness pollution is so severe that it is beginning to threaten our drinking water as well In Ohio runoff from agribusiness operations contributed to a toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie which contaminated the drinking water for 500 000 people around Toledo with cyanotoxins in 2014 In Iowa nitrate pollution from agribusiness operations have so badly polluted the Raccoon River that Des Moines is now suing three counties for failing to stop contamination of its main drinking water source From manure runoff to direct dumping Agribusiness pollution runs throughout the industry s operations from factory farm manure to fertilizer and pesticide runoff from fields to direct dumping from processing plants Factory farms concentrate so many animals in one location that the volume of manure is virtually impossible to keep out of the water By and large the practices needed to curb this pollution are well known including buffer zones cover crops reduced fertilizer use and holding factory farms accountable for every pound of poop they generate But these big companies won t stop polluting unless the public demands it It s time to reveal the truth Unfortunately few people really know about how corporate agribusiness is polluting our waterways Before we can press corporate agribusinesses to change or our elected officials to force them to change we need to educate the public to get people to make the connection between megafarms and water pollution in the same way they do with big oil or big chemical companies or big pipelines or big sewage plants That s why we need you help to reveal America s next top polluter Clean Water Updates Blog Post Stop the dam assault on our rivers and wildlife Russell Bassett Rivers and streams are the arteries and veins of our land and communities few things have impacted our rivers more than dams The hydropower industry is right now making an unprecedented assault on our rivers and wildlife If they re successful they ll take the nation back more than half a century to the regrettable time when dams could destroy our rivers without consequence Keep Reading Blog Post Time to ban the beads Russell Bassett We all want our teeth to be clean after brushing and our bodies to be clean after showering but did you know the products used in these everyday activities could be harming wildlife Hundreds of commonly used household products contain tiny plastic microbeads which can be a big problem for our environment Keep

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  • It's time to reveal America's next top polluter ... | Environment Florida
    sewage produced by the entire U S population According to the U S Environmental Protection Agency EPA agriculture is one of the largest sources of pollution for more than 100 000 miles of rivers and streams in the United States along with 2 500 square miles of lakes and 2 900 square miles of estuaries These waters are so polluted that they are unsafe for fishing swimming and or wildlife This agribusiness pollution is a leading cause of the dead zones that plague waters from the Chesapeake Bay to the Gulf of Mexico Agribusiness pollution is so severe that it is beginning to threaten our drinking water as well In Ohio runoff from agribusiness operations contributed to a toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie which contaminated the drinking water for 500 000 people around Toledo with cyanotoxins in 2014 In Iowa nitrate pollution from agribusiness operations have so badly polluted the Raccoon River that Des Moines is now suing three counties for failing to stop contamination of its main drinking water source From manure runoff to direct dumping Agribusiness pollution runs throughout the industry s operations from factory farm manure to fertilizer and pesticide runoff from fields to direct dumping from processing plants Factory farms concentrate so many animals in one location that the volume of manure is virtually impossible to keep out of the water By and large the practices needed to curb this pollution are well known including buffer zones cover crops reduced fertilizer use and holding factory farms accountable for every pound of poop they generate But these big companies won t stop polluting unless the public demands it It s time to reveal the truth Unfortunately few people really know about how corporate agribusiness is polluting our waterways Before we can press corporate agribusinesses to change or our elected officials to force them to change we need to educate the public to get people to make the connection between megafarms and water pollution in the same way they do with big oil or big chemical companies or big pipelines or big sewage plants That s why we need you help to reveal America s next top polluter Clean Water Updates 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 Keep Reading Blog Post Clean water not green water Russell Bassett Last year at this time the toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie caused nearly half a million people in and around Toledo Ohio to be without safe drinking water Clean water from our taps is something that many of us take for granted but if we don t protect our water sources like the residents of Toledo discovered

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  • It's time to reveal America's next top polluter ... | Environment Florida
    Each year factory farms produce millions of tons of manure more than the sewage produced by the entire U S population According to the U S Environmental Protection Agency EPA agriculture is one of the largest sources of pollution for more than 100 000 miles of rivers and streams in the United States along with 2 500 square miles of lakes and 2 900 square miles of estuaries These waters are so polluted that they are unsafe for fishing swimming and or wildlife This agribusiness pollution is a leading cause of the dead zones that plague waters from the Chesapeake Bay to the Gulf of Mexico Agribusiness pollution is so severe that it is beginning to threaten our drinking water as well In Ohio runoff from agribusiness operations contributed to a toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie which contaminated the drinking water for 500 000 people around Toledo with cyanotoxins in 2014 In Iowa nitrate pollution from agribusiness operations have so badly polluted the Raccoon River that Des Moines is now suing three counties for failing to stop contamination of its main drinking water source From manure runoff to direct dumping Agribusiness pollution runs throughout the industry s operations from factory farm manure to fertilizer and pesticide runoff from fields to direct dumping from processing plants Factory farms concentrate so many animals in one location that the volume of manure is virtually impossible to keep out of the water By and large the practices needed to curb this pollution are well known including buffer zones cover crops reduced fertilizer use and holding factory farms accountable for every pound of poop they generate But these big companies won t stop polluting unless the public demands it It s time to reveal the truth Unfortunately few people really know about how corporate agribusiness is polluting our waterways Before we can press corporate agribusinesses to change or our elected officials to force them to change we need to educate the public to get people to make the connection between megafarms and water pollution in the same way they do with big oil or big chemical companies or big pipelines or big sewage plants That s why we need you help to reveal America s next top polluter Clean Water Updates News Release Environment Florida Small Businesses Elected Officials and Environmental Groups Stand Together for Stronger Clean Water Protections ST PETERSBURG Fla As tourists head south for the winter season in search of warm weather and outdoor activities Environment Florida and Gulf Restoration Network stood together to highlight the tens of thousands of Floridians and over 5 000 Tampa Bay residents who submitted comments in support of restoring Clean Water Act protections to all of Florida s wetlands and streams Keep Reading News Release Environment Florida Environment Florida Endorses Gwen Graham for Congress TALLAHASSEE Fla Environment Florida a statewide environmental organization announced today the endorsement of Gwen Graham for Congress in Florida s 2nd district Keep Reading News Release Environment Florida EPA Proposes Biggest

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  • It's time to reveal America's next top polluter ... | Environment Florida
    little care to keep all of this manure and other pollution out of our water The consequences include an enormous bloom of toxic algae in Lake Erie that contaminated the drinking water for 500 000 people in Toledo 100 000 miles of American rivers and streams that are now too polluted for swimming drinking and or other uses and huge biological dead zones from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico in which no life can survive That s why we re working to reveal America s next top polluter Because once people know the truth they will demand change How heavy is the toll that corporate agribusiness imposes on our water Each year factory farms produce millions of tons of manure more than the sewage produced by the entire U S population According to the U S Environmental Protection Agency EPA agriculture is one of the largest sources of pollution for more than 100 000 miles of rivers and streams in the United States along with 2 500 square miles of lakes and 2 900 square miles of estuaries These waters are so polluted that they are unsafe for fishing swimming and or wildlife This agribusiness pollution is a leading cause of the dead zones that plague waters from the Chesapeake Bay to the Gulf of Mexico Agribusiness pollution is so severe that it is beginning to threaten our drinking water as well In Ohio runoff from agribusiness operations contributed to a toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie which contaminated the drinking water for 500 000 people around Toledo with cyanotoxins in 2014 In Iowa nitrate pollution from agribusiness operations have so badly polluted the Raccoon River that Des Moines is now suing three counties for failing to stop contamination of its main drinking water source From manure runoff to direct dumping Agribusiness pollution runs throughout the industry s operations from factory farm manure to fertilizer and pesticide runoff from fields to direct dumping from processing plants Factory farms concentrate so many animals in one location that the volume of manure is virtually impossible to keep out of the water By and large the practices needed to curb this pollution are well known including buffer zones cover crops reduced fertilizer use and holding factory farms accountable for every pound of poop they generate But these big companies won t stop polluting unless the public demands it It s time to reveal the truth Unfortunately few people really know about how corporate agribusiness is polluting our waterways Before we can press corporate agribusinesses to change or our elected officials to force them to change we need to educate the public to get people to make the connection between megafarms and water pollution in the same way they do with big oil or big chemical companies or big pipelines or big sewage plants That s why we need you help to reveal America s next top polluter Clean Water Updates News Release Environment Florida Top 10 Scariest Facts About the

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  • It's time to reveal America's next top polluter ... Updates | Environment Florida
    Florida s environment opportunities to join other Floridians on urgent actions updates 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 It s time to reveal America s next top polluter

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  • 100% Renewable Energy | Environment Florida
    effects of climate change Wayne National Forest via Flickr CC BY 2 0 We need to keep building momentum It s time to stop letting some slow moving politicians drag their feet and start pushing them to step up and lead It s time to sweep past the big energy interests from Big Oil and gas companies like ExxonMobil and Chevron to utilities like Duke Energy and Pacific Gas Electric from climate deniers in Congress to the Koch brothers that are not only standing in the way but using their financial might and political clout to roll back renewable energy s progress Join our call and help your community go 100 renewable The more people who join our call for 100 renewable power the more local state national and corporate leaders will step up and take action that will make a difference now and get us on the right track for the future Adam Perri Why wait And we can t wait Scientists say we must stop burning virtually all fossil fuels by 2050 in order to spare kids growing up today from the devastating impacts of climate change And why should we wait Why wait for healthier communities with cleaner air and water when we can have them today Why wait until it s impossible to leave the kids we know and love a safer healthier tomorrow Why wait when we can start changing the conversation about how we produce and consume energy so it s no longer a question of whether we ll get to 100 renewable power but how fast Why wait when America has the responsibility the ingenuity and the will to start leading the world to a 100 renewable future right now Steven Gilbert We ve got the power We re ready for this Our national network has done more to promote solar wind and energy efficiency on the state and local level than any other group in the country We ve won clean energy policies from pro solar initiatives to clean cars programs to renewable energy standards in 22 states all of which are driving down the costs of wind and solar and driving down carbon pollution Now we need you to join this movement and the first step is an easy one Add your name in support of a 100 renewable future Together we can do this A 100 renewable future based on 100 American made energy is 100 possible And it starts now Peter Kirkeskov Rasmussen via Flickr 100 Clean Energy Updates 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 Keep Reading Blog Post Extreme Weather Map 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

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