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Scott talks climate change with scientists

Scott talks climate change with scientists

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Amid questions about his views on global warming, Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday met with five Florida scientists who urged him to prepare the state for the coming challenges posed by climate change. They spent their 30-minute appointment with the [...]

Proposed Plan Meeting Scheduled for Escambia Treating Company Superfund Site

Proposed Plan Meeting Scheduled for Escambia Treating Company Superfund Site

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a public meeting will be held to discuss the Proposed Plan for the SWMU 10 area at the Escambia Treating Company (ETC) Superfund Site, which presents the EPA’s recommended approach for the SMWU 10 cleanup, on August 19, 2014 at 6 pm [...]

Santa Rosa teacher receives Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educator

Santa Rosa teacher receives Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educator

Today, the White House Council on Environmental Quality, in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded Gulf Breeze teacher Charlene Mauro with the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educator. The ceremony at the White house included 17 teachers and 60 students [...]

WTF: Offshore fracking could be coming to Gulf of Mexico

WTF: Offshore fracking could be coming to Gulf of Mexico

Bloomberg is reporting that energy companies are taking their controversial fracking operations from the land to the sea -- to deep waters off the U.S., South American and African coasts. And this is why the oil companies say we shouldn't be worried: The treated wastewater is then dumped [...]

Feinberg defend his old boss, BP

Feinberg defend his old boss, BP

CNBC asked Ken Feinberg about BP's dispute over its settlement concerning the 2010 BP Oil Disaster. Of course, Feinberg did it better...so he asserts. See video.

Gulf Dead Zone continues to loom

Gulf Dead Zone continues to loom

This week the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium released their annual measurement of the Gulf Dead Zone, which measured 5,008 square miles, almost as large as the state of Connecticut. The Dead Zone doesn’t just threaten the fish and fishing communities in its immediate footprint. A [...]

350 Pensacola: Mayor Patsy Parker on Climate Change

350 Pensacola: Mayor Patsy Parker on Climate Change

courtesy Governor's office 350 Pensacola hosts "Preparing Our Communities for Climate Change," a presentation by Mayor Patsy Parker of Perdido Beach, Alabama. In November 2013, Parker was selected as a member of President Obama’s Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience to advise the [...]

Battle for Wedgewood update

Battle for Wedgewood update

Rolling Hills Construction & Debris Recycling Center is still operating. The owner, South Palafox Properties, LLC, is allowed to keep the facility open pending a hearing on Sept. 9. The residents of the Wedgewood community have not signed up with attorney Kenneth Williams yet. Community [...]

Wedgewood Air Quality Health Alert lifted

Wedgewood Air Quality Health Alert lifted

Press Release: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 2:00pm Effective immediately, in response to air quality monitoring performed by Escambia County, the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-Escambia) is rescinding the health alert that was issued on July 22, 2014, for the area [...]

BP petitions SCOTUS

BP petitions SCOTUS

British oil giant, BP, petitioned on Friday the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in its battle over claim payments resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. BP asked the high court to enforce requirements for claimants to prove that they were directly harmed by [...]

DEP hammers Rolling Hills dump

DEP hammers Rolling Hills dump

On Thursday, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection revoked the permit for the Rolling Hills Construction and Demolition Debris Disposal Facility and said that it will file a lawsuit against the owner, South Palafox Properties, LLC. The announcement should be seen as another huge [...]

Ingram negotiates agreement between Escambia County and ECUA on recycling

Ingram negotiates agreement between Escambia County and ECUA on recycling

Today, Representative Clay Ingram released the following statement regarding a potential recycling agreement between Escambia County and the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA). “I am pleased to announce that after a series of meetings with administrators from Escambia County and ECUA, [...]

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