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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

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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

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  • Blog | Environment Florida
    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 Read more about Stop the dam assault on our rivers and wildlife Time to ban the beads Friday November 13 2015 By Russell Bassett Clean Water Digital Campaigner 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 Read more about Time to ban the beads Nothing to fear from clean water Thursday October 29 2015 By Russell Bassett Clean Water Digital Campaigner Halloween is the annual time to celebrate all the creepy things that go bump in the night but what s really fightening are the many very real threats to our waterways and drinking water Nothing is more important to life than clean water yet few things are taken more for granted We turn on our taps or swim in a local lake without fear because we believe the systems are working to keep our water clean The fact is those systems don t always work and in many cases are failing to keep water safe Read more about Nothing to fear from clean water Paris Climate Talks The Who What Where and Why Friday October 23 2015 By Katie Hammer Digital Campaigner Global Warming Solutions Campaign On November 30th leaders from around the world will sit down and make an

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  • Blog | Environment Florida
    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 Clean water not green water Friday July 31 2015 By Russell Bassett Clean Water Digital Campaigner 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 we won t be able to take it for granted anymore Read more about Clean water not green water Rep Ted Deutch calls for action on climate Wednesday May 7 2014 By Jennifer Rubiello State Director Global Warming Read more about Rep Ted Deutch calls for action on climate Pages first previous 1 2 3 Recent Posts This Earth Day climate action takes a big step forward Great Barrier Reef scientist And then we wept Extreme Weather Map Why we need the Clean Water Rule Stop the

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  • Testimony in Defense of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative | Environment Florida
    in the country These heavy storms increase the risk of flooding and infrastructure damage all across the state If we do not alter course average temperatures in New Hampshire could increase by as much as 10 F by the end of the century and impacts will become more severe For example Heat waves will become much more common increasing the risk of heat related illness and damaging our agriculture The number of days above 90 degrees could more than double by 2050 with parts of the state experiencing more than a dozen such days in a typical year Increased heat will shorten the ski season and damage the fall foliage season reducing tourism income in the state Scientists anticipate that if we do not alter course sea levels could rise by as much as 6 feet by 2100 Sea level rise on that scale would make Sandy scale coastal flooding an annual or bi annual event dramatically reshape the Eastern Seaboard and displace hundreds of thousands of people from their communities How bad the problem gets depends on how quickly and how deeply humanity can reduce emissions of global warming pollution Major Reductions in Global Warming Pollution Are Urgently Necessary Science is clear about what we need to do to avoid the worst consequences of global warming stabilize worldwide emissions of the pollutants that cause global warming by the end of the decade and reduce them by more than half by mid century For the United States and other developed countries emission reductions must occur more quickly and more steeply with reductions of 25 to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2020 and 80 to 95 percent by 2050 New Hampshire Helped to Create the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative A Groundbreaking Program Designed to Clean Up Power Plants New Hampshire s leaders recognized that cleaning up power plants would be an important part of meeting its climate targets That s why the state helped to create the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative RGGI The state worked with nine other northeast states from Maryland to Maine across geographic and partisan divides to craft this groundbreaking program and accelerate the shift to clean energy The program originated in 2003 when New York Governor George Pataki a Republican circulated a letter to the governors of 10 other northeastern states calling for the creation of a regional agreement to reduce global warming pollution from their states New Hampshire joined eight other states Connecticut Delaware Maine Massachusetts New Jersey New York Rhode Island and Vermont to develop a cap and trade program for power plants By joining together northeastern governors knew that their states could achieve greater results in the drive toward clean energy and do so at lower cost than they ever could ever achieve separately In addition to ensuring that power plant carbon emissions decline over time RGGI generates revenue that states can use to benefit citizens RGGI Is a Proven Success RGGI has significantly helped reduce carbon pollution while at the same time

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  • Resources | Environment Florida
    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 Resources Resource Testimony in Defense of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative On January 22 2014 Environment New Hampshire s Madeline Page and Travis Madsen gave oral and written testimony before the New Hampshire House Energy Science and Technology Committee in

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  • Results | Environment Florida
    also inspired nationwide standards requiring all cars get at least 35 miles per gallon by 2016 Result We re building cleaner more efficient buildings Environment Florida successfully convinced the state to invest in clean energy and efficient buildings We also urged certain localities to go even further by constructing buildings that use a third less energy than they used to Result Doing the research Extreme Weather Extreme weather events like the hurricanes that blow off our coast every year lead to loss of life and billions of dollars in economic damage What s more scientists predict that global warming could increase the frequency of such instances in the future Our new report Global Warming and Extreme Weather shined a light on what could become the new normal if we fail to avert the worst effects of global warming Result We re saving Florida s shores From Amelia Island to Key West our beaches are still safe from BP style oil disasters thanks to the Obama administration s decision to drop plans to drill off our coast It was a victory for anyone who loves our coastline and barrier islands but now that the administration appears to be wavering we won

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  • Results | Environment Florida
    Us Issues Clean Water for America Solar For All Global Warming Solutions NO BEES NO FOOD 100 Renewable Energy News Action Jobs Donate Results Result Bringing solar energy to the Sunshine State It just makes sense Florida with more than 300 sunny days every 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

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