Have Yourself An Environmentally Friendly Holiday Season

Dec 14, 2021 No Comments by

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

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

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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United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow 2021

Nov 02, 2021 No Comments

Monica Starr November 2021 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. This past weekend, the UN kicked off the 2021 Climate Change Conference hosted by the United Kingdom in partnership with […]

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California Oil Spill: Who is to Blame?

Oct 26, 2021 No Comments

An Ecology Florida Feature 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. October 2021 At the beginning of the month, thousands of gallons of oil was discovered to have […]

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Brevard County Oak Tree Removal: A Controversial Plan

Jul 16, 2021 No Comments

by Monica Starr On Thursday night, Brevard County officials explained their upcoming plans to remove roughly 30 oak trees on Rockledge Drive. Starting as early as August 18th, this removal process will began and it comes with reimbursements to the residents to plant new trees on this scenic road if they would like. These reimbursements […]

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Manatee Deaths Soar in Florida

Jun 29, 2021 No Comments

by Monica Starr The state of Florida has described the high number of manatee deaths an “unusual mortality event.” These herbivorous marine mammals can often be found in the central and south Atlantic coast of Florida. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission or the FWC has reported nearly 650 manatee deaths from January 2021 […]

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Editorial: Mangrove Restoration Efforts in South Florida

Jun 08, 2021 No Comments

by Monica Starr The south Florida organization MANG recently partnered with the Brevard Zoo in order to begin coastal restoration work. MANG began in Fort Myers by brothers that work to restore ecosystems by planting mangrove trees across the state of Florida. They are currently working with the Brevard Zoo team and their efforts to […]

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There Is No Once and For All Only More Once Agains

May 08, 2021 No Comments

by Dell deChant It is amusing in a grim Greek-tragic sort of way hearing Florida’s Governor and other public officials boast about ending the environmental threat of the Piney Point gypsum stack – once and for all. Those were the exact words of Noah Valenstein, Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection, on April 13, […]

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