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

Apr 06, 2014 No Comments by

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 by

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 No Comments by

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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FEATURE: Make Meadows Not Lawns for Honey Bee Colony Health

Dec 04, 2013 No Comments

Scott P. Roberts The honey bee is just one of the many kinds of bees endemic to Florida. However, it is the most important bee to Florida agriculture and to that of the United States as a whole. The honey bee is credited with approximately 85% of the pollinating activity necessary to supply about one-third […]

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FEATURE: Waking Up to the Demise of the Indian River Estuary

Sep 09, 2013 No Comments

Written by Scott P. Roberts My earliest memory of Florida is waking up to the view out a window of the Holiday Beach motel on Seaway Drive in Ft. Pierce.  A gleaming white ship was passing just outside, moving quickly and quietly.  As it glided out of sight my focus jumped to its white foam […]

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The Natural Price For The Florida Dream: Life In The Indian River Estuary

Aug 27, 2013 No Comments

For many, life in Florida would seem incomplete without rich green golf courses and lush front lawns. That’s because along with the astronomical population growth the state has seen since 1950 has come the heavy use of fertilizers. Much of this history has also been marked by the use of septic systems for removing sewage […]

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EDITORIAL: Florida’s Disenchantment of the Humanities-The Ecological Impact

Aug 18, 2013 No Comments

The humanities in any of its various disciplines could not possibly prepare someone for a useful occupation.  Doctors, lawyers, engineers, and CEOs are not interested in nor have any use for an education in the humanities.  This has lately become the dominant opinion of the humanistic enterprise.  There are no verifiable benefits and for first […]

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OP/ED: Blue Gold: Reflections on the Condition of Florida’s Natural Springs

Jul 11, 2013 No Comments

Written by Stephan Hoda Have you ever seen a Florida spring?  The Sunshine State is home to roughly 1,000 natural springs, making it the largest concentration on earth.  Yet, I often find my friends and colleagues are unfamiliar with these natural gems.  “You’re missing out,” I’ll say, enthusiastic to share a story or recommendation.  To […]

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FEATURE: 400

Jun 11, 2013 No Comments

Special to Ecology Florida News Did you miss it?  Early last month, atmospheric carbon dioxide topped 400 parts per million (PPM). With some notable exceptions, major news sources gave it light coverage.  Admittedly, its significance is largely symbolic – although there is a correlation between increasing atmospheric carbon and more intense weather phenomena, including the […]

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OPINION: A European’s Perspective on Consumerism in Florida: Too Cold, Too Wasteful

Apr 24, 2013 No Comments

Written by Kathrin Kohle I have visited America a couple of times, and I always enjoy my stay. But whenever I’m here, the same things bother me — the waste of resources, especially energy and recyclables. My experience of American wastefulness of energy and recyclables is illustrated in a recent shopping experience. When I head […]

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