Advancing the harmonious integration of healthy natural, cultural, and economic ecologies to reestablish a sustainable world.

USF Ranked 7th in Nation on Sustainable Schools List

Aug 28, 2014 No Comments by

USF Beats Ivies, UF and FSU: USF Ranked 7th in Nation on Sustainable Schools List Feature Ecology Florida Staff Ecology Florida joins the University of South Florida in celebrating the school’s top-ten ranking in the Sierra Club’s “Cool Schools” listing.  Coming in 7th overall, USF is ranked ahead of all the Ivy League schools, as […]

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Climate Change Condensed: Professor Chanton’s Message to Gov. Scott

Aug 12, 2014 No Comments by

Climate Change Condensed: Professor Chanton’s Message to Governor Scott Feature Ecology News Staff A recent feature in Ecology Florida News reported on an offer from ten climate-change specialists to meet with Governor Rick Scott to explain to him the basics of climate change and the impact global warming is having and will have on the […]

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Governor and Scientists: Professionals Offer Assistance on Climate Change

Jul 22, 2014 2 Comments by

The Governor and the Scientists Professional Assistance Offered Governor Scott on Climate Change  Staff Feature  In a July 15 letter, ten climate-change experts volunteered to help Florida Governor, Rick Scott, better understand the reality of climate change and its impact on Florida.  The specialists are faculty from public and private schools of higher learning in […]

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Gerrymandering Trial Awaits Judgment

Jun 16, 2014 No Comments

Summary The Gerrymandering trial is over, and it is now up to Circuit Judge Terry Lewis to render a judgment in the case. Whatever his ruling, the impact of the actions prompting this trial have already been detrimental to fair elections, good legislation, and public trust in government. Although we have no way of knowing […]

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EDITORIAL: Gerrymandering Takes the Stand

May 31, 2014 2 Comments

The Biggest Trial in Florida That Few Are Following Summary One of the most important trials in recent Florida history is currently occurring in Tallahassee.  Most Floridians are not following it very closely – if at all. The trial grows out of a suit contending that the design of Florida’s congressional districts violates the state’s […]

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EDITORIAL: New Toxins and GMOs Headed Our Way

May 13, 2014 1 Comment

New Toxins and New GMOs Headed Our Way: The Next Roundup for the GMO Corral Summary A new poison may soon be coming to an ecosystem near you.  This is Dow Chemical’s Enlist Duo, a close relative to Monsanto’s aggressively marketed and wildly popular Roundup.  Dow’s powerful herbicide is on the fast track to approval […]

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OPINION: Teachers Say VAM Evaluations Are Flawed

May 06, 2014 No Comments

Teachers Say VAM Evaluations are Flawed Marc Yacht, MD, MPH Many of Florida’s public school teachers see little value in the value-added-model (VAM) teacher evaluation process that’s being used this year. Also labeled “value added analysis” or “value added assessment,” the evaluation tool is tied to student testing results. VAM assesses how one student’s scores […]

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EDITORIAL: Do the Math (but not the Science)!

Apr 06, 2014 1 Comment

Editorial Do the Math (but not the Science) There are at least 164 voucher-eligible schools in our state teaching Creationism, according to Brandon Haught’s recent op ed in the Tampa Bay Times.  Haught is communications director for Florida Citizens for Science. He explains that FCS takes “a strong, determined stand for sound science education in […]

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FEATURE: Key West Votes “NO” to Sanctuary Dredging

Mar 30, 2014 No Comments

Key West Votes NO to Sanctuary Dredging by Lynn-Marie Smith Residents of Florida are used to battling developers and businesses that threaten the environment and quality of life in their communities.  Key West is certainly no exception.  Even if the City Commission tries to pass laws to protect things of value here, some with deep pockets […]

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Florida Loquat Festival: Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit

Mar 16, 2014 3 Comments

The Florida Loquat Festival: Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit Inaugural Event April 5, 11:00 – 2:00 Market Off Main, New Port Richey Hosted by Market Off Main, Ecology Florida, and Friendship Farms & Fare The Inaugural Florida Loquat Festival is a learning and sharing event dedicated to expanding knowledge and appreciation of the Loquat Tree and […]

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