California Oil Spill: Who is to Blame?

Oct 26, 2021 No Comments by

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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Blue Carbon: Tools for Battling Climate Change

Oct 09, 2021 No Comments by

Blue Carbon: the importance of salt marshes, mangrove forests and seagrass meadows as tools for battling climate change† An Ecology Florida Feature by Monica Starr This article is the first of a three part series for October 2021 Monica Starr is an intern with Ecology Florida, serving as the Public Communications Facilitator for¬†Ecology Florida News. […]

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Songbird Plague: Is Florida Next?

Aug 05, 2021 1 Comment by

by Dell deChant Special Report to Ecology Florida News How are the songbirds doing in your community? Although not widely reported, birds are dying at an alarming rate along the eastern seaboard.¬† The cause of the plague is not known.¬† Ecology Florida News is asking readers to report on the status of birds in and […]

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Red Tide Rises Again: The 2021 Story

Aug 03, 2021 No Comments by

by Monica Starr An Ecology Florida Feature If you are a Florida resident, you have heard about the harmful algae blooms taking over the gulf beaches this summer. These blooms of algae consist of small marine microorganisms known as Karenia brevis [1]. Most recently, these dangerous organisms have flourished in the Tampa Bay area, creating […]

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Brevard County Oak Tree Removal: A Controversial Plan

Jul 16, 2021 2 Comments by

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

by Monica Starr The state of Florida has described the high number of manatee deaths an ‚Äúunusual mortality event.‚ÄĚ 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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Florida Energy Milestone

Jun 25, 2021 No Comments by

by Monica Starr Transitions to cleaner energy sources are the future of corporations everywhere. Indiantown Florida is a village in Martin County, located just north of West Palm Beach. Last week, the Florida Power and Light plant in Indiantown demolished the last coal chimney in the entire state. The chimney stood nearly 500 feet tall […]

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Florida Loquat News #41 – June 2021

Jun 23, 2021 No Comments by

Florida Loquat News The Newsletter of The Florida Loquat Festival Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit No. 41 June 25, 2021 Published by Ecology Florida and Friendship Farms & Fare https://www.ecologyflorida.org/   Here is Your Summer issue of the Florida Loquat News Big Success for 2021 Loquat Beer Ecology Florida¬†and New Port Richey FarmNet received a generous […]

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Hurricane Season 2021 in Florida: What to Expect

Jun 15, 2021 No Comments by

by Monica Starr¬† June 2021¬† With summer comes hurricane season in states like Florida where there is over 1,300 miles of coastline. That being said, it is being predicted that this year might be threatening to people living in this area, particularly in some of the larger metropolitan areas. It was recently predicted by Colorado […]

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Editorial: Mangrove Restoration Efforts in South Florida

Jun 08, 2021 No Comments by

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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