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Earth Day History in Florida

Apr 21, 2022 No Comments by

by Monica Starr April 2022  An Ecology Florida Feature Every year, April 22nd represents the start of the modern environmental movement. Since 1970, we have been celebrating the planet while providing a voice to the environmental concerns here in the United States. Today, there are almost 200 countries around the world that are engaged with […]

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3D Printing Tech Helps Treat ZooTampa Hornbill’s Tumor

Mar 31, 2022 No Comments by

by Monica Starr April 2022  An Ecology Florida Feature Advancements in 3D-printing technology has been represented in the medical community all over the world. Most recently in Tampa, researchers were able to save a resident that developed a fatal form of cancer. Crescent is the 25-year old female hornbill who currently resides at ZooTampa. After […]

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Manatees Continue to Struggle Here in Florida

Feb 24, 2022 No Comments by

by Monica Starr February 2022 Along the Atlantic coast, Florida manatee mortalities continue to increase and organizations like the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are currently investigating why. Similarly, various environmental conditions in the Indian River Lagoon are also of concern. It is extremely important to […]

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Flamingos: Native or Snow Birds?

Feb 13, 2022 No Comments

by Monica Starr An Ecology Florida Feature February 2022 Like many residents of the state, flamingos were once thought not to be native Floridians. There are six species of flamingos worldwide, but only the American flamingo is native to North America. These bright pink birds can be four to five feet tall and have thriving […]

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The Importance of the Florida Everglades When Battling Climate Change 

Jan 31, 2022 No Comments

by Monica Starr  An Ecology Florida Feature January 2022 A recent Everglades Coalition Conference outlined the problems in South Florida related to climate change. There are some important facts to highlight  from this conference including the fact that sea levels will rise more quickly in Florida than other coastal areas. Similarly, as a state we […]

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Percy vs. Goliath – A Film “Roundup”

Dec 29, 2021 Comments Off on Percy vs. Goliath – A Film “Roundup”

by Jamale Stanley “Percy Vs Goliath” is based on the events that unfolded between farmer Percy Schmeiser and the multi-billion-dollar agrochemical company, Monsanto. (Monsanto has been dissolved since being acquired by Bayer in 2018 and folded into the crop science division). The catalyst to this confrontation was the patented canola plants that grew in Schmeiser’s […]

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Have Yourself An Environmentally Friendly Holiday Season

Dec 14, 2021 No Comments

by Monica Starr December 2021  As the holiday season quickly approaches, we find ourselves looking for unique and thoughtful gifts for our loved ones. During this time of the year, it is important to remember what the holiday season is truly about and the fact that our actions continue to impact our environment. Giving gifts […]

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Leaf Blowers: More Harm Than Good & Five Reasons to Let Them Go

Nov 25, 2021 No Comments

by Dell deChant Lately there has been a spate of articles in big-time publications about gas-powered leaf blowers and their harm to the environment.  The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The New Haven Register, Audubon Magazine, and Yale Climate Connections all have recently weighed in on the topic.  Of course, leaf […]

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What Can Winter the Dolphin Teach Us About Our Impact?

Nov 23, 2021 No Comments

by Monica Starr November 2021 Last week, our beloved dolphin friend, Winter died at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. The story of this magical creature was inspiring to many people all over the world. After losing her tail because of a crab trap line, Winter was rehabbed at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. With help from the […]

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Build Back Better: What Does it Mean for Clean Energy?

Nov 16, 2021 No Comments

The Build Back Better Plan: What Does that Mean for the Future of Clean Energy? November 2021 by Monica Starr Monica Starr is an intern with Ecology Florida, serving as the Public Communications Facilitator for Ecology Florida News. Monica is a graduate student at the University of South Florida studying Global Sustainability. A few weeks ago, […]

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