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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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EDITORIAL: We Can Do Better Than California Broccoli

Jan 17, 2013 No Comments by

Happy New Year, 2013. Good news is not always easy to find in America’s Industrial food system. Recent articles highlighted in Ecology Florida News have focused on the relative scarcity of local farmers’ markets and CSAs in the state, knotty issues associated with GMOs, and a critique of the dominance of our food culture by […]

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OPINION: How Do Your Choices Impact America’s Food Culture?

Dec 28, 2012 No Comments by

During a time of year that is culturally characterized by excessive food-centered festivities, (Nation of Change, “What’s for Dinner?”) Jim Hightower asks us to consider, not only what we are consuming and where it comes from, but ways in which we can cultivate sustainable alternatives to the dominant agri-business framework that determines how most of […]

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EDITORIAL: Corporations are People and The Earth is the Center of the Universe

Sep 03, 2012 No Comments by

Citizens in a few select states are being inundated by advertisements and phone contacts (many of them robo-calls) on behalf of Presidential candidates.  Florida is one of those states.  They are called battleground states because the polls indicate that neither candidate has a significant lead – so there is a battle for voters’ support.  Others […]

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OP/ED: The American Future: High Speed Rail and Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure

May 17, 2012 1 Comment by

This article originally published on NewPortRichey.Patch.com is Copyright 2012 Robert C Marlowe, and republished with permission. Geeknote: Fair warning disclaimer– This is the most “political” GEEKNOTE I’ve ever written. I may make you mad, but I hope that I make you think. The past two weeks have been a bit of a blur. Two weeks […]

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