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New Locations Announced for Upcoming RESTORE Project Submission Workshops

New Locations Announced for Upcoming RESTORE Project Submission Workshops

Escambia County will host five community workshops intended to introduce the public to the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies (RESTORE) project submission portal. The portal is expected to open the first week of July and will remain open for 90 [...]

Seville Quarter goes smoke-free August 1

Seville Quarter goes smoke-free August 1

Press Release: Seville Quarter will be going Smoke Free inside its premises effective August 1, 2015. Wilmer Mitchell, Rosie O’ Grady’s, Inc. President, and family patriarch says: “We have been considering this change for some time and agree with the decision taken recently by some of our [...]

Hurricanes, Climate Change, and Stronger Storms

Hurricanes, Climate Change, and Stronger Storms

Dr. Roger Jones shares his expertise on the science behind more frequent and intense storms. The heart of hurricane season is approaching, and scientists predict that Earth’s changing climate will create more of the most powerful storms along the Gulf coast. 350 Pensacola hosts this talk by [...]

Rolling Hills continues to burn

Rolling Hills continues to burn

These dump fires can be challenging to put out. Stay tuned.

DEP issues final order closing Rolling Hills

DEP issues final order closing Rolling Hills

Shawn Hamilton, the director for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Northwest District office, issued this statement: After a thorough review of the Recommended Order issued on March 2, 2015, by Administrative Law Judge D.R. Alexander and the filings by all parties, the Florida [...]

Rolling Hills landfill on fire

Rolling Hills landfill on fire

This morning, Inweekly received a phone call that the Rolling Hills landfill had caught fire. When we arrived Rolling Hills workers were spraying the smoldering embers with water. Wedgwood residents were standing at the gate. Escambia County staff was on the scene to ensure the fire was completely [...]

Deepwater Horizon Draft Phase IV Early Restoration Projects released

Deepwater Horizon Draft Phase IV Early Restoration Projects released

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (Trustees) released a draft plan today that proposes 10 early restoration projects across the Gulf states at an estimated cost of $134 million. The f The Draft Phase IV Early Restoration Plan and Environmental [...]

County shuts down Rolling Hills

County shuts down Rolling Hills

Press Release: Update on the Status of Rolling Hills Construction and Demolition Debris Landfill Friday, May 15, 2015 - 3:15pm Escambia County regrets to announce that it will be enforcing the Final Order issued by a Special Magistrate with the Office of Environmental Enforcement and [...]

Lionfish on the menu

Lionfish on the menu

by Jeremy Morrison Lionfish are as dangerous as they are beautiful. The invasive species — filling local waters at an alarming rate in recent years— threatens to take a serious bite out of the native environment. “These lionfish are not only established, they are thriving and they are [...]

PS Today: Everglades Foundation CEO

PS Today: Everglades Foundation CEO

Eric Eikenberg, CEO of the Everglades Foundation, will be on Pensacola Speaks today. We will talk about the implementation of Amendment 1 and his efforts to get lawmakers to buy land from U.S. Sugar to help the Everglades. Eikenberg is the guest speaker for Pensacola Bream Fisherman's [...]

Guy Harvey Brings Fine Art and Lionfish Awareness to Pensacola

Guy Harvey Brings Fine Art and Lionfish Awareness to Pensacola

Press Release: Famed artist and marine conservationist, Dr. Guy Harvey, will be in Pensacola May 15-17 to kick off his art exhibit at the Pensacola Museum of Art. Harvey will also spend time at the first annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day (LRAD) on Saturday. The free lionfish festival will [...]

Hayward revisits Piedmont Road

Hayward revisits Piedmont Road

As better weather sparkled across the freshly laid blacktop, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward thought back to last year. “I can remember Chief Simmons picking me up and driving through the city,” Hayward said. “When I showed up on Piedmont it was like a river running through it.” On [...]

Breaking news: Bayview Community Resource Center to be demolished

Breaking news:  Bayview Community Resource Center to be demolished

Inweekly reporter Jeremy Morrison attended the first stop on Mayor Ashton Hayward's Flood Recovery Tour. At an informal press conference on Piedmont Road, Mayor Hayward said the Bayview Resource Center will be demolished. We will a full report on the Piedmont tour stop tomorrow morning. [...]

Mayor Hayward takes flood retrospective tour

Mayor Hayward takes flood retrospective tour

It was on the evening of April 29, 2014 that the area experienced nearly continuous rain that dumped over 20 inches of rainfall. To mark the first anniversary of the April 2014 flooding, Mayor Ashton Hayward will make on Wednesday what his staff is calling the "Mayor's Recovery Tour." First stop [...]

Rolling Hills Landfill Cited

Rolling Hills Landfill Cited

Press Release: Today the Escambia County Division of Code Enforcement cited the owners of the Rolling Hills Landfill, located at 6990 Rolling Hills Road, for failing to comply with a ruling issued by a Special Magistrate. During today’s inspection of the area surrounding Rolling Hills, [...]

Project Greenshores a finalist in national contest

Project Greenshores a finalist in national contest

Project Greenshores, the coastal restoration project along the Downtown Pensacola waterfront that was completed in 2007, is a top 10 finalist in Solution Search’s national contest, “Reducing our Risk: Innovation for Disaster Preparation.” The contest identifies and celebrates the many ways [...]

File under ‘We told you so:’ Dispersant used by BP was bad

File under ‘We told you so:’  Dispersant used by BP was bad

A study published in the PLOS One online journal says Corexit 9600, the dispersant most often used during the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, might cause damage to cells in human lungs and in the gills of fish and crabs. About 48,000 workers participating in the cleanup in the Gulf and along the [...]

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