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    Mexico North Carolina and Vermont possess strong policies that are enabling increasing numbers of homeowners businesses communities and utilities to go solar Read more about Lighting the Way Report Environment Florida Research and Policy Center Path to the Paris Climate Conference Even without Congress the federal executive branch and states are playing a major role in U S progress to address climate change In the next decade existing state policies and federal rules such as the Clean Power Plan will cut carbon pollution by 1 1 billion metric tons or 27 percent from 2005 levels Read more about Path to the Paris Climate Conference Report Environment Florida Deepwater Horizon An Ongoing Environmental Disaster The BP Deepwater Horizon blowout took a massive toll on our environment and the region s wildlife and communities For three months after the initial explosion millions of gallons of crude oil and thousands of tons of methane spewed from the sea floor Eleven people were killed and dozens more injured Five years later we are still suffering from the effects Read more about Deepwater Horizon An Ongoing Environmental Disaster Report Environment America Research Policy Center 10 Ways to Help Your City Go Solar Last month s Shining Cities report detailed how cities are good for solar and solar is good for cities We ve seen some impressive strides across the nation to momentously expand our solar capabilities But we re not where we need to be yet To obtain a clean energy future your cities and towns need to do even more Here s how to push them in the right direction Take the 1st step by signing a letter to your decision makers here Read more about 10 Ways to Help Your City Go Solar Report Environment Florida Research and Policy Center Millennials experiencing record

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    in Florida s waterways by industrial facilities alongside the money their parent companies spent on lobbying and campaign contributions Read more about Polluting Politics Report Environment Florida Research Policy Center More Wind Less Warming American wind power already produced enough energy in 2013 to power 15 million homes Continued rapid development of wind energy would allow the renewable resource to supply 30 percent of the nation s electricity by 2030 providing more than enough carbon reductions to meet the U S Environmental Protection Agency s proposed Clean Power Plan Read more about More Wind Less Warming 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 Read more about Lighting the Way 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 Read more about Moving America Forward Report Environment Florida Research and Policy Center Shalefield Stories Across the country fracking is contaminating drinking water making nearby families sick with air

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    to California to North Carolina and to areas that provide drinking water to millions of Americans This report seeks to quantify some of the key impacts of fracking to date including the production of toxic wastewater water use chemicals use air pollution land damage and global warming emissions Read more about Fracking by the Numbers Report Environment Florida Research Policy Center America s Dirtiest Power Plants Global warming is one of the most profound threats of our time and we re already starting to feel the impacts especially when it comes to extreme weather From Hurricane Sandy to devastating droughts and deadly heat waves extreme weather events threaten our safety our health and our environment and scientists predict things will only get worse for future generations unless we cut the dangerous global warming pollution that is fueling the problem Power plants are the largest source of global warming pollution in the United States responsible for 41 percent of the nation s production of carbon dioxide pollution the leading greenhouse gas driving global warming Read more about America s Dirtiest Power Plants 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 The price of solar energy is falling rapidly and each year tens of thousands of additional Americans begin to reap the benefits of clean energy from the sun generated right on the rooftops of their homes or places of business Read more about Lighting The Way Report Environment Florida Research Policy Center The Way Forward on Global Warming Humanity

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    the world must take action to reduce pollution that contributes to global warming Read more about When it Rains it Pours Report Environment Florida Research and Policy Center 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 Recognizing this the Obama administration is working to finalize standards for our cars and light trucks that would achieve 54 5 mpg by 2025 that would be the single biggest step we have ever taken to get off oil A new report Summer on the Road Going Farther on a Gallon of Gas demonstrates the enormous benefits we would see just from having these cleaner cars on the road during this summer driving season Read more about Summer on the Road Report Environment Florida Research and Policy Center In the Path of the Storm After a year that saw many parts of the country hit by scorching heat devastating wildfires severe storms and record flooding a new Environment America report documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future The report found that already 4 out of 5 Americans live in counties affected by federally declared weather related disasters since 2006 Last year s Hurricane Irene which resulted in the death of 45 people in the 13 states hit by the storm and an estimated 7 3 billion in damage is one of the extreme weather events highlighted in

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    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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  • Global Warming | Environment Florida
    save money and help solve global warming by reducing the amount of energy we use including in the buildings where we live and work every day More than 40 percent of our energy and 10 percent of all the energy used in the world goes toward powering America s buildings But today s high efficiency homes and buildings prove that we have the technology and skills to drastically improve the efficiency of our buildings while simultaneously improving their comfort and affordability If we apply those lessons to all buildings we can reduce energy use in our homes and workplaces by a quarter lowering global warming pollution from buildings 30 percent by 2030 Read more about Building a Better America 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 Great Barrier Reef scientist And then we wept Thursday April 21 2016 By Katie Hammer Digital Campaigner Global Warming Solutions Campaign Professor Hughes recalls his reaction to 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 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

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    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 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

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