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The Crazy Logic Behind Florida’s Climate Change Ban

Big and small governments have tried through the years to change the vernacular that is used regarding controversial policies they don't wish to…
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Florida Takes Aim At Mere Mention of Climate Change

The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting (FCIR) found that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has an unwritten policy that the words…
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Florida’s Expanding Sinkholes Won’t Deter Fracking

The occasional sinkhole has been called a way of life in Florida. Increasingly, however, sinkholes are becoming an expensive and ever-dangerous risk in…
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Antarctic Melting Prompts South Miami to Secede

The residents of South Miami, FL doesn't plan to sit around and wait for the Antartic ice cap to melt - or for…
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Catlin Seaview Survey Assesses Climate Risks in Florida

Funded by the Catlin Group, the Catlin Seaview Survey is assessing Florida's coral reefs to better understand future climate change risks.
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3p Weekend: 5 Cities Already Feeling the Effects of Climate Change

While some still view climate change as some distant or unidentifiable threat (and others simply argue its effects "won't be so bad"), the…
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Chipotle Refuses to Sign Popular Farm Worker Protection Agreement

Chipotle is receiving criticism for its refusal to sign on to an agreement aimed at protecting farm workers on Florida farms where the…
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Miami: Greener than You Think

The sparse city center forever immortalized in the 1980s by Miami Vice is now a mega-metropolis densely populated by condos and skyscrapers—monolithic structures…

Sustainable America Part 2: It Took a “Bearheart” Land Developer to Revitalize a Vital Wetland

By: Richard Thornton – Community Planner, Architect and Native American Historian Five hundred years ago, the young Spanish colonial town of Pensacola was…
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400 Megawatt Solar Plant Planned for Florida’s Panhandle

National Solar Power will invest $1.5 billion to build the Southeast's largest solar power farm, a 400MW solar power farm in Florida's Gadsden…
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It Began with a Tomato: Engagement Lessons from Florida’s Tomato Land

What began as the quest for a fresh, juicy, flavorful tomato culminated in a landmark labor rights agreement which is transforming the lives…
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Eco Ventures Group: A Growing Family Sustainable Businesses

Florida's Eco Ventures Group is building a family of businesses management says is grounded in Triple Bottom Line principles, including recovering of precious,…
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Florida LED Start-up Celebrates Milestone, Doubles Workforce

Sizable strides have been made recently in the volume and quality of LED lighting available, and companies in the US are at the…
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Atlanta’s Credit Rating Threatened over Water Wars

Water scarcity has long been an issue for agricultural areas and dry regions in the western U.S. Now it has reached the boiling…
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Florida Deal Turns Yellow Grease into Biodiesel

Freedom Environmental Services of Orlando, Florida, has agreed to deliver as much as 12,000 gallons of yellow grease to Pristine BioDiesel, a new…