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Wedgewood community has rich history, meeting tonight

Wedgewood community has rich history, meeting tonight

Since "A Shame Before God" was published, several residents in the Wedgewood, Rolling Hills and Olive Heights neighborhood have shared stories about growing up there. Wanda Shakir said that the majority of the families who moved into Wedgewood in 1962 - 1969 were veterans from World War I, World [...]

Fish Hatchery and Pensacola Beach Ferry Service make final list

Fish Hatchery and Pensacola Beach Ferry Service make final list

Today the Federal and State natural resources Trustees released the final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) and Phase III Early Restoration Plan (ERP) for the Gulf Coast Early Natural Resources Damage Assessment (NRDA). The final PEIS considers comprehensive restoration planning [...]

Wedgewood families to show up in numbers, wearing orange

Wedgewood families to show up in numbers, wearing orange

The families in the Wedgewood, Rolling Hills and Olive Heights neighborhoods have organized to protest the dumps surrounding their area. A flyer has been circulated in that community urging families to attended the public forum at tomorrow's Escambia County Commission meeting. The flyer [...]

County sends Rolling Hills landfill Notice of Violation

County sends Rolling Hills landfill Notice of Violation

On June 17, the county issued a Notice of Violation to Rolling Hills C&D Recycling Facility. Six violations were listed: 1. No person shall cause, suffer, allow or permit the discharge in the air of dust, fumes, gas, mist, odor, smoke or vapor, or any combination thereof, so as to constitute a [...]

Rolling Hills landfill may be in violation of county permit

Rolling Hills landfill may be in violation of county permit

Two weeks ago, residents from the Wedgewood and Longleaf communities spoke out at a Escambia Board of County Commission meeting against the numerous construction and demolition debris facilities in their area. What county staff failed to tell citizens and the commissioners was that at least one [...]

Wedgewood Community Center battles fumes and clouds of dust from nearby landfill

Wedgewood Community Center battles fumes and clouds of dust from nearby landfill

This morning Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May met with his constituents at Marie K. Young Wedgewood Community Center. Standing outside the community center near where the children were playing the commissioner and others could smell the fumes from nearby Rolling Hills landfill. A dust cloud [...]

U.S Chemical Safety Board: faulty blowout preventer caused Deepwater Horizon blast, leaves other rigs vulnerable (animation)

U.S Chemical Safety Board: faulty blowout preventer caused Deepwater Horizon blast, leaves other rigs vulnerable (animation)

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board has found that the Deepwater Horizon explosion was due to a Blowout Preventer that failed due to an unrecognized pipe buckling phenomenon. In its two-volume draft investigation report that was release yesterday, CSB said, "The blowout preventer (BOP) that was [...]

EPA National Contingency Plan and the Gulf of Mexico: A Talk by Riki Ott, June 10

EPA National Contingency Plan and the Gulf of Mexico: A Talk by Riki Ott, June 10

Dr. Riki Ott brings her expertise to Pensacola to discuss ways we can strengthen oil spill prevention and response. What: EPA National Contingency Plan and the Gulf of Mexico: A Talk by Riki Ott Where: Bayview Senior Resource Center, 2000 E. Lloyd St., Pensacola, FL 32503 When: Tuesday, [...]

National Climate Assessment report links flooding, other conditions, to climate change

National Climate Assessment report links flooding, other conditions, to climate change

A new U.S. government report released today finds that climate change is having a broad impact on both weather and the economy. The third National Climate Assessment (NCA) focuses on the U.S. and has been signed off by the federal National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee. [...]

Hands Across the Sand is Coming to Pensacola Beach on May 17.

Hands Across the Sand is Coming to Pensacola Beach on May 17.

WHAT: Local "Hands Across the Sand" gathering in solidarity with events across the globe to raise awareness about the dangers of offshore drilling and call on leaders to end our oil dependence and move to a clean energy future. At noon, participants will join hands for 15 minutes to form a line [...]

Viewpoint: Who is the bad partner

Viewpoint: Who is the bad partner

By Wayne Daltry The Florida Legislature is discussing whether to use political might to seize control of the management of Lake Okeechobee, and water reservoirs,from the US Army Corps of Engineers, and turn control over to the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). This proposal is a [...]

Lionfish video – off of Pensacola Beach, taken Feb. 18

Lionfish video – off of Pensacola Beach,  taken Feb. 18

Clint Retherford, Dive Commander for Escambia Search & Rescue, sent me the following video with this note: We spoke briefly on your radio show a week or so ago regarding the lionfish issue in Pensacola waters out in the Gulf of Mexico…… Here is a video of our February 18,2014 shoot last [...]

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