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Pensacola Speaks podcast: Fracking in Florida and Escambia County

Pensacola Speaks podcast: Fracking in Florida and Escambia County

On Friday, I interviewed Kim Ross of Rethink Energy Florida on fracking in Florida and Escambia County. She will be in Pensacola today for the "Florida and Fracking" workshop co-hosted by Earth Ethics Inc. and 350 Pensacola. Escambia County is the first stop because it's ripe for fracking, [...]

BP drops attempt to fire claim administrator

BP drops attempt to fire claim administrator

NOLA.com is reporting that BP said today that it will drop its bid to oust oil spill claims administrator Patrick Juneau "in recognition of improvement to counter fraud" within its multibillion-dollar settlement over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.. For months, the British oil giant has [...]

Lion fish threat to fishing industry getting attention

Lion fish threat to fishing industry getting attention

Yesterday I interviewed Adam Putnam, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture. We did discuss growing problem of lion fish invading Florida waters "Lion fish virtually endemic in the Keys now and they're moving up (the state)," said Putnam. "They're up in the Panhandle now, but we're seeing them more [...]

Pensacola Speaks: Prison reform and Trauma intervention

Pensacola Speaks: Prison reform and Trauma intervention

On today's show we will Allison DeFoor and Deanna Smith. Dr. DeFoor is a seventh-generation Floridian who is an attorney and Episcopal priest working in prison ministry. A man of many interests, he is known as a conservationist, a businessman, Florida historian, former judge, and was Sheriff [...]

Judge upholds FDEP revocation of Rolling Hills permit

Judge upholds FDEP revocation of Rolling Hills permit

Today, Administrative Law Judge D.R. Alexander issued a Recommended Order in the Rolling Hills matter that upheld the Florida Department of Envinronmental Protection's (FDEP) request to revoke the Rolling Hills permit. The parties can file exceptions to the Recommended Order within 15 days and the [...]

IN 2010: How safe is our water

IN 2010: How safe is our water

By Sean Boone National Study Shines Light On Water Standards It wasn't so long ago when one might walk to their kitchen sink, place a glass under the faucet and pull the lever without a second thought of what might come out. Something as commonplace as turning the ignition of a car or [...]

Permaculture: A Hands-on Solution to Climate Change, March 10

Permaculture: A Hands-on Solution to Climate Change, March 10

Learn how permaculture may help us transition to a more healthy, resilient, and sustainable community in this talk led by Renee Perry and Tom Garner. What: Permaculture: A Hand-on Solution to Climate Change Where: Bayview Senior Resource Center, 2000 E. Lloyd St., Pensacola When: Tuesday, [...]

Underhill holds community meeting on District 2 projects

Underhill holds community meeting on District 2 projects

Escambia County Commissioner Doug Underhill and the Public Works Department will host a community meeting on Thursday, February 26, at 5:30 p.m., at the Lexington Terrace Community Center, 700 S. Old Corry Field Road. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss upcoming and current projects in the [...]

County gets an even larger grant for stormwater projects. Federal dollars are rolling into area

County gets an even larger grant for stormwater projects. Federal dollars are rolling into area

The Escambia Board of County Commissioners will be receiving a $5.4 million FEMA grant for flood control improvements. The plan, which was approved last night by the BCC, has the county contributing an additional $1.25 million. The work will cover Bristol Creek, Bristol Park, Ashbury Hills, Pin Oak [...]

City to hold public meeting on engineering study. Will mayor attend?

City to hold public meeting on engineering study. Will mayor attend?

The city of Pensacola announced this afternoon it will hold a public meeting to discuss engineering study findings for the April flood event for the Long Hollow and Downtown Pensacola areas. City consultants will make presentations on report findings and proposed solutions. Funding and grant [...]

Hayward lands another grant for city

Hayward lands another grant for city

The City of Pensacola has been awarded a $940,000 Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The funds will be used to restore and stabilize areas along Carpenter’s Creek and Baywoods Gulley that were [...]

DEP has $6 million available for stormwater projects

DEP has $6 million available for stormwater projects

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is soliciting grant applications for projects that reduce or eliminate nonpoint source pollution. Nonpoint source pollution, such as stormwater runoff, is pollution that results from many widespread sources rather than a single distinct origin. The [...]

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 [...]

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