Environment Pensacola

Podcast: Underhill on Bayou Chico clean-up

November 17, 2015

Escambia County Commissioner Doug Underhill yesterday appeared on News Talk 1370’s ‘Pensacola Speaks’ to talk about the brewing controversy surrounding the dredging of Bayou Chico. Underhill said: “The county purchased the Jackson Lakes property. It used…


Bondi calls Bloomberg a ‘bully’

November 9, 2015

Attorney General Pam Bondi defended Florida’s environmental record and called former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg a “billionaire bully” after she became a target of a political committee he’s funded. Bondi and three other state…


November 2 RESTORE Advisory Committee

November 2, 2015

The Escambia County RESTORE Advisory Committee will meet Monday, Nov. 2, at 4 p.m., at the Central Office Complex (3363 West Park Pl.) to discuss submitted projects and the next step in the RESTORE process. Committee…


Red Tide could be kryptonite for Lion Fish

October 30, 2015

Last night, I ran into Robert Turpin, Escambia County’s Marine Resources manage . He said the Red Tide appears to be impacting the lion fish. Finally we can get rid of them. Here is the press…


Alexandra Cousteau to speak at PSC on Nov. 17

October 22, 2015

Alexandra Cousteau advocates the importance of conservation and sustainable management of water in order to preserve a healthy planet. The WSRE Public Square Speakers Series will present Cousteau for a free lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 17,…


Rolling Hills surrenders bond

October 21, 2015

According to Escambia County Administrator Jack Brown, the bonding company for Rolling Hill C&D landfill has surrounded the bond for the closure of the facility in the Wedgewood neighborhood – $651,633. Brown shared this email from…

Education Environment

Podcast: UWF to study artificial reefs

October 12, 2015

The University of West Florida Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation, in collaboration with the University of South Alabama and Dauphin Island Sea Lab, was recently awarded a $293,992 grant for artificial reef research. Funds were…


Foo Foo Podcast: Pensacola Clean Energy Fest

October 9, 2015

Bringing together visionary artists, the Clean Energy Fest is celebrating the future of clean energy through live music, food, art competitions and much more at the historic Sacred Heart Hospital Building on 12th Ave., in the…

Environment Politics

Podcasts: Don Gaetz and Joy Ezell

October 6, 2015

Yesterday on “Pensacola Speaks,” I interview Joy Ezell, founder of Help Our Polluted Environment (HOPE), who will be talking to the families in the Wedgewood community this Thursday at 6 p.m. State Sen. Don Gaetz called…


Deepwater Horizon NRDA Trustees will be here Oct. 27

October 6, 2015

Deepwater Horizon Trustees Propose Comprehensive Restoration Plan for the Gulf of Mexico Trustees ask for public comment on draft plan, which would allocate up to $8.8 billion for restoration from proposed settlement with BP The Deepwater…