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GREEN FIRE Screening and Discussion. Feb. 10 (trailer)

GREEN FIRE Screening and Discussion. Feb. 10 (trailer)

A 30-minute excerpt of the documentary film, Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time, will be shown and discussed at the February meeting of 350 Pensacola. The documentary film highlights legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold’s extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and [...]

Weekend Buzz: Children, Cyber Warriors, LeaP and Wedgwood

Weekend Buzz: Children, Cyber Warriors, LeaP and Wedgwood

The long-awaited decision for Ascension to build a regional children’s hospital in Pensacola has been made. The daily newspaper reports in its Monday edition that the Sacred Heart executives announced yesterday plans to build a new, standalone children's hospital on the grounds of the current [...]

Road to Resiliency continues Thursday night

Road to Resiliency continues Thursday night

Escambia County and the city of Pensacola slowly, methodically and deliberately move ahead with their stormwater management plans and projects to prevent, or at least mitigate, another disaster like the one we had in April 2014. On April 29, 2014, a storm dumped almost two feet of rain and [...]

District set to sell Brownsville Middle School to near scrap yard

District set to sell Brownsville Middle School to near scrap yard

School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas has found a buyer for Brownsville Middle School, which has been closed since 2007. G.S.I. Brokerage, Inc., a sister corporation of a nearby scrap yard, has offered to buy the property for $475,000. Five years ago, Rev. Lutimothy May and Friendship Missionary [...]

DEP sets up real-time monitoring of Apalachicola Bay

The Department of Environmental Protection now has real-time monitoring platforms in Apalachicola Bay. Maybe at some point such platforms could be installed in the waterways around here. Here is the press release: Four new, real-time monitoring platforms have been constructed in Apalachicola [...]

People of Wedgwood (video)

People of Wedgwood (video)

The story of Wedgewood is not one of corporations and government bureaucracies. It's the story of people, people who have seen loved ones suffer while the pits and landfills grew and multiplied around their homes. Until last summer, no one would listen to them. Now that their voices are being [...]

Raw emotions voiced at Wedgewood meeting on pits

Raw emotions voiced at Wedgewood meeting on pits

The residents of Wedgewood weren't much interested in the stricter ordinances being proposed to regulate borrow pits and construction & debris landfills. No, they made it clear during the three-hour public comment portion of last night's meeting at the Marie Young Community Center that they [...]

Where the heaviest rainfall occurred on April 29, 2014 (more added)

Where the heaviest rainfall occurred on April 29, 2014 (more added)

This graph presented yesterday at the SWAT meeting shows how much rainfall was measured in the Pensacola area in a grid format - the numbers are inches of rain: Here is the full presentation: SWAT_01062014_Presentation1

SWAT meeting: Frustrations, Engineering reports and promises to act

SWAT meeting: Frustrations, Engineering reports and promises to act

Over 60 citizens crammed into a Pensacola Bay Center meeting room to hear from the engineers, city and county staff and the Storm Water Advisory Team (SWAT) on the April 29, 2014 storm that dumped almost two feet of rain and flooded much of the city of Pensacola and Escambia County south of [...]

NOAA creates lionfish web portal to fight aggressive invasive fish

NOAA creates lionfish web portal to fight aggressive invasive fish

NOAA announced today it has partnered with the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute to launch a new web portal to provide managers, researchers, and the public with the latest information on the lionfish invasion in the Atlantic. I begin reporting on the lionfish problem last January -using [...]

Storm Water Advisory Team holds interactive workshop, Jan 6

Storm Water Advisory Team holds interactive workshop, Jan 6

Escambia County and the City of Pensacola will hold a joint Storm Water Advisory Team (SWAT) meeting beginning at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 6, at the Pensacola Bay Center, 201 East Gregory Street. Members of the public are invited to attend and participate in this interactive workshop. The SWAT [...]

350 Pensacola: Future of sustainable transportation in Northwest Florida

350 Pensacola: Future of sustainable transportation in Northwest Florida

350 Pensacola hosts a presentation on the future of sustainable transportation in Northwest Florida. What: Long-range Transportation Planning for the Florida Panhandle Where: Bayview Senior Resource Center, 2000 E. Lloyd St., Pensacola When: Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 7 p.m. What’s the [...]

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