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  • Environment Florida
    a professional staff to stand up for the places we love and the environmental values we share Join us in taking action for Florida s environment Global Warming Solutions No Bees No Food Solar For All Updates 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 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 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 New report Florida coal plants 2nd in country TALLAHASSEE Fla As international leaders prepare for the United Nations Climate Summit next week in New York a new study shows Florida s coal fired power plants dump as much carbon pollution into the atmosphere as the entire country of Chile Keep Reading Report Environment Florida Research Policy Center Lighting the Way Florida lags behind other leading solar states according to a new report ranking the states on the amount of solar per capita through 2013 Keep Reading News Release Environment Florida Research Policy Center Florida lags behind leading solar states ST PETERSBURG Fla Florida lags behind other leading solar states in solar power per capita according to a new report released today by Environment Florida Research Policy Center and its national federation The report Lighting the Way The Top Ten States that Helped Drive America s Solar Energy Boom in 2013 shows strong solar

    Original URL path: http://environmentflorida.org/home?page=8%2C0 (2016-05-01)
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  • Environment Florida
    and other pollinators are in danger of going extinct That s why we re stepping up with a bigger bolder campaign to stop the use of bee killing pesticides How can I help save the bees Through Environment Florida thousands of citizen members are teaming up with a professional staff to stand up for the places we love and the environmental values we share Join us in taking action for Florida s environment Global Warming Solutions No Bees No Food Solar For All Updates 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 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 President Obama EPA Protect Public Health Announce Landmark Mercury Standard for Power Plants President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency EPA announced the first ever nationwide standard for mercury and air toxics pollution from power plants A record 907 000 Americans

    Original URL path: http://environmentflorida.org/home?page=16%2C0 (2016-05-01)
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  • Environment Florida
    Florida s environment Global Warming Solutions No Bees No Food Solar For All Updates Keeping Florida beautiful forever In 2010 Environment Florida fended off a proposal to build a 21 acre corporate park over protected wetlands bordering the Everglades in Broward County We also helped win federal funding for restoration projects in Picayne Strand and the Tamiami Trail The next step Preserving 1 million acres of vulnerable land across the state from the Keys to the Panhandle PREV NEXT News Release Environment Florida Big Milestones in the Fight to Keep Dirty Drilling Out of Florida TAMPA Fla The campaign to keep Big Cypress and the Everglades safe from drilling and acid fracking saw two important milestones Keep Reading News Release Environment Florida New Climate Science Report Warns of Increased Risk Need for Action TAMPA Fla The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change officially released its latest report on global warming yesterday The report adds to the ever growing body of evidence that action on to limit carbon pollution is urgently needed and without it risk to future generations will only continue to grow Keep Reading News Release Environment Florida EPA Proposes Biggest Step for Clean Water in a Decade TAMPA Fla Today in the biggest step forward for clean water in more than a decade the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act that leave nearly 30 of Florida s streams and millions of acres of wetlands at risk of unchecked pollution and development Keep Reading Report Enviornment Florida Research Policy Center Moving America Forward Even in the absence of a comprehensive response from the U S Congress local and state governments and the Obama administration have taken leadership on global warming Keep Reading News Release Environment Florida Research Policy Center Clean Energy Is

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  • Environment Florida
    Solar For All Updates Keeping Florida beautiful forever In 2010 Environment Florida fended off a proposal to build a 21 acre corporate park over protected wetlands bordering the Everglades in Broward County We also helped win federal funding for restoration projects in Picayne Strand and the Tamiami Trail The next step Preserving 1 million acres of vulnerable land across the state from the Keys to the Panhandle PREV NEXT News Release Environment Florida EPA extends public comment period after hundreds gather to fight drilling and acid fracking in the Everglades NAPLES Fla The U S Environmental Protection Agency extended the public comment period last night to March 31st after over 300 Floridians turned out to a public hearing at the Golden Gate Community Center in Naples Florida to voice their concern for drilling and acid fracking in Big Cypress Swamp watershed and near Everglades National Park Keep Reading Report Environment Florida Research and Policy Center Death By A Thousand Cuts Environment Florida Research and Policy Center released a new analysis Death by a Thousand Cuts exposing the impacts of funding cuts to the Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve and to Floridians enjoyment of these natural wonders Keep Reading Report Environment Florida Research and Policy Center Shalefield Stories Across the country fracking is contaminating drinking water making nearby families sick with air pollution and turning forest acres into industrial zones We believe it is vital for the public to hear directly from people living on the frontlines of fracking and so Environment America Research Policy Center is supporting the Shalefield Stories project a booklet designed and published by local activists where people impacted by fracking tell their stories in their own words Keep Reading News Release Environment Florida Research and Policy Center Environment Florida Releases New Booklet of

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  • Environment Florida
    also helped win federal funding for restoration projects in Picayne Strand and the Tamiami Trail The next step Preserving 1 million acres of vulnerable land across the state from the Keys to the Panhandle PREV NEXT Report Environment Florida Research and Policy Center Fracking by the Numbers Over the past decade the oil and gas industry has fused two technologies hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling in a highly polluting effort to unlock oil and gas in underground rock formations across the United States As fracking expands rapidly across the country there are a growing number of documented cases of drinking water contamination and illness among nearby residents Yet it has often been difficult for the public to grasp the scale and scope of these and other fracking threats Keep Reading News Release Environment Florida Fracking by the Numbers New Environment Florida Research and Policy Center Report First to Quantify Threat of Gas Drilling NAPLES Fla A new Environment Florida Research and Policy Center report Fracking by the Numbers measures the damage being done by dirty drilling across the country As state and national agencies consider fracking permits in Florida the report is the first study of its kind to measure the footprint of fracking damage to date including toxic wastewater water use chemical use air pollution land damage and global warming emissions Keep Reading News Release Environment Florida Environment Florida Rallies Citizens Scientists and Farmers to Call on EPA to Follow Sound Science Protect Tampa Bay and the Hillsborough River TAMPA Fla In an effort to increase protections for waterways like Tampa Bay and the Hillsborough River Environment Florida helped deliver over 100 000 public comments and letters nationwide to the US Environmental Protection Agency all calling for increased protections for waterways across the state Keep Reading News Release Environment

    Original URL path: http://environmentflorida.org/home?page=11%2C2 (2016-05-01)
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  • Environment Florida
    the Everglades in Broward County We also helped win federal funding for restoration projects in Picayne Strand and the Tamiami Trail The next step Preserving 1 million acres of vulnerable land across the state from the Keys to the Panhandle 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 the United States

    Original URL path: http://environmentflorida.org/home?page=12%2C2 (2016-05-01)
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  • Environment Florida
    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 efficient cars would

    Original URL path: http://environmentflorida.org/home?page=15%2C2 (2016-05-01)
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  • Environment Florida
    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 amount of energy

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