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USF Students Learn to Harvest in New Port Richey Gardens

Oct 07, 2014 No Comments by

Dirt was flying this Sunday as USF students visited Friendship Farm & Fare’s “South Garden” located in New Port Richey to help out with the Fall harvest. The students are part of a USF group called FARM–Food Activists Revolutionizing Meals–whose mission is to educate people about local farms and to learn about what those local farms […]

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Florida Loquat Festival News

Oct 04, 2014 No Comments by

Florida Loquat Festival News Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit An Ecology Florida/Friendship Farms & Fare Annual Event Welcome to the Florida Loquat Festival News Welcome to the Florida Loquat Festival news bulletin.  Thanks for your continued interest in this wonderful springtime fruit, and our festival celebrating its seasonal bounty. The first annual Florida Loquat Festival was […]

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

Sep 11, 2014 No Comments by

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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USF Ranked 7th in Nation on Sustainable Schools List

Aug 28, 2014 1 Comment by

USF Beats Ivies, UF and FSU: USF Ranked 7th in Nation on Sustainable Schools List Feature Ecology Florida Staff Ecology Florida joins the University of South Florida in celebrating the school’s top-ten ranking in the Sierra Club’s “Cool Schools” listing.  Coming in 7th overall, USF is ranked ahead of all the Ivy League schools, as […]

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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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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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