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  • Environment Florida
    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 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

    Original URL path: http://environmentflorida.org/home?page=10%2C0 (2016-05-01)
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  • Environment Florida
    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 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

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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

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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%2C0 (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%2C0 (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%2C0 (2016-05-01)
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  • Global Warming | Environment Florida
    showing tremendous potential for solar installations on big box retailers grocery stores and shopping centers Read more about Report highlights potential for solar energy on big box stores News Release Environment Florida Florida ranks 8th in Solar Jobs The Solar Foundation released its 2015 solar jobs census today showing 208 859 Americans now work in the solar energy sector including 6 560 in Florida The national solar jobs number represents a 20 2 percent increase from the previous year the third consecutive year that solar jobs have grown by 20 percent or more Read more about Florida ranks 8th in Solar Jobs News Release Environment Florida Map 99 of Floridians live in counties affected by storms floods or other weather disasters Ninety nine percent of Floridians live in counties affected recently by weather related disasters including storms floods and other weather disasters according to new interactive map using data from the federal government Scientists say global warming is already exacerbating some extreme weather events and their impacts Read more about Map 99 of Floridians live in counties affected by storms floods or other weather disasters 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 News Release Environment Florida Pres Obama rejects Keystone XL ST PETERSBURG Fla In a widely anticipated decision today President Obama rejected construction of the Keystone XL pipeline designed to transport tar sands from Canada across the United States Climate activists had fought for years against the project which State Department officials estimated would produce 26 million metric tons of

    Original URL path: http://environmentflorida.org/topics/global-warming?page=1 (2016-05-01)
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  • Global Warming | Environment Florida
    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 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 Read more about New report Florida coal plants 2nd in country 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 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 growth across the nation and ranks the states on the amount of solar per capita through 2013 While solar in Florida grew from186 megawatts in 2012 to 213 megawatts in 2013 a 7 percent increase it lags substantially behind other states ranking 19th in the nation for the amount of solar per capita in 2013 Nationwide solar capacity tripled in the last two years to more than 12 000 megawatts Read more about Florida lags behind leading solar states Rep Ted Deutch calls for action on climate Wednesday May 7 2014 By Jennifer Rubiello State Director Global Warming Read more about Rep Ted

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