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Christmas Heat and Cool Projects for the New Year

Jan 09, 2016 No Comments by

by Dell deChant Tampa recorded a record-high temperature for Christmas Day this year — 86 degrees, a little “Christmas Heat.” The old record was 83, reached in 1984, 1942 and 1911. Tampa’s high was also the highest ever recorded for any day in December in this part of Florida. Here at our little organic farm […]

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A Land With Too Much Plenty: Food Collapse and Florida’s Future

Jun 20, 2015 No Comments by

A Land with too Much Plenty: Food Collapse and Florida’s Future Not Feeling the Pinch in the Land of More Than Enough, Joel Bourne’s The End Of Plenty, Food Collapse and the Florida Future Editorial: Ecology Florida Did you get enough to eat yesterday?  For folks reading this article, the answer is probably “yes.” “Yes, […]

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Defending Our Monarchs: Action Can Help Butterflies

Feb 24, 2015 1 Comment by

Ecology Florida Staff Ecology Florida supports the addition of Monarchs to the Endangered Species List A timely report from Organic Consumers Association has been released with an emphatic headline:  “Save the Monarch from Monsanto.” The report advocates support for a petition generated by the Center for Biological Diversity and the Center for Food Safety, which seeks protection for […]

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Dow’s New Poison Threatens Bees

Nov 24, 2014 No Comments

Dow’s New Poison Threatens Bees Ecology Florida News Editorial “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.” – attributed to Albert Einstein. The EPA approved a powerful new […]

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Plastic Water Bottles: One-Use Commodities We Do Not Need

Sep 11, 2014 No Comments

Plastic Water Bottles: One-Use Commodities We Do Not Need  Editorial Ecology Florida This past March, San Francisco became the first major city in the US to prohibit the sale of plastic water bottles on public property.[5] We commend this positive decision, and encourage Florida municipalities to take similar action. There are numerous reasons for reducing […]

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

Aug 12, 2014 1 Comment

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

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 4 Comments

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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