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

Aug 12, 2014 1 Comment 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 by

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 by

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 by

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

Apr 06, 2014 1 Comment 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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EDITORIAL: Florida’s Disenchantment of the Humanities-The Ecological Impact

Aug 18, 2013 No Comments by

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 by

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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OP/ED: Reasoned Reflections On Mr. Rubio’s “Reasonable Debate”

Feb 18, 2013 No Comments by

Here is another example of what seems to be the big fight. Conservatives who believe climate change is a hoax and liberals who accept the claims of climate scientists and want to make changes. There’s no doubt big money is on both sides pushing agendas, but what about those people who may have no political […]

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