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DEP sets up real-time monitoring of Apalachicola Bay

The Department of Environmental Protection now has real-time monitoring platforms in Apalachicola Bay. Maybe at some point such platforms could be installed in the waterways around here. Here is the press release: Four new, real-time monitoring platforms have been constructed in Apalachicola [...]

People of Wedgwood (video)

People of Wedgwood (video)

The story of Wedgewood is not one of corporations and government bureaucracies. It's the story of people, people who have seen loved ones suffer while the pits and landfills grew and multiplied around their homes. Until last summer, no one would listen to them. Now that their voices are being [...]

Raw emotions voiced at Wedgewood meeting on pits

Raw emotions voiced at Wedgewood meeting on pits

The residents of Wedgewood weren't much interested in the stricter ordinances being proposed to regulate borrow pits and construction & debris landfills. No, they made it clear during the three-hour public comment portion of last night's meeting at the Marie Young Community Center that they [...]

Where the heaviest rainfall occurred on April 29, 2014 (more added)

Where the heaviest rainfall occurred on April 29, 2014 (more added)

This graph presented yesterday at the SWAT meeting shows how much rainfall was measured in the Pensacola area in a grid format - the numbers are inches of rain: Here is the full presentation: SWAT_01062014_Presentation1

SWAT meeting: Frustrations, Engineering reports and promises to act

SWAT meeting: Frustrations, Engineering reports and promises to act

Over 60 citizens crammed into a Pensacola Bay Center meeting room to hear from the engineers, city and county staff and the Storm Water Advisory Team (SWAT) on the April 29, 2014 storm that dumped almost two feet of rain and flooded much of the city of Pensacola and Escambia County south of [...]

NOAA creates lionfish web portal to fight aggressive invasive fish

NOAA creates lionfish web portal to fight aggressive invasive fish

NOAA announced today it has partnered with the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute to launch a new web portal to provide managers, researchers, and the public with the latest information on the lionfish invasion in the Atlantic. I begin reporting on the lionfish problem last January -using [...]

Storm Water Advisory Team holds interactive workshop, Jan 6

Storm Water Advisory Team holds interactive workshop, Jan 6

Escambia County and the City of Pensacola will hold a joint Storm Water Advisory Team (SWAT) meeting beginning at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 6, at the Pensacola Bay Center, 201 East Gregory Street. Members of the public are invited to attend and participate in this interactive workshop. The SWAT [...]

350 Pensacola: Future of sustainable transportation in Northwest Florida

350 Pensacola: Future of sustainable transportation in Northwest Florida

350 Pensacola hosts a presentation on the future of sustainable transportation in Northwest Florida. What: Long-range Transportation Planning for the Florida Panhandle Where: Bayview Senior Resource Center, 2000 E. Lloyd St., Pensacola When: Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 7 p.m. What’s the [...]

Wedgewood Community Meeting Scheduled for Jan. 7 at 5:30 p.m.

Wedgewood Community Meeting Scheduled for Jan. 7 at 5:30 p.m.

Escambia County will hold a community meeting on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at 5:30 p.m., at the Marie K. Young Wedgewood Community Center, located at 6405 Wagner Road, for purposes of discussing the latest proposed drafts of Chapters 42 (Borrow Pits), 82 (Construction and Demolition Debris), and [...]

ECUA prepares to take over solid waste collection in north Santa Rosa County

ECUA prepares to take over solid waste collection in north Santa Rosa County

North Santa Rosa County residents will need to make preparations for a change in solid waste collection services on Jan. 2, when Emerald Coast Utilities Authority will be expanding its services north of Yellow River. ECUA will begin delivering new garbage and recycling containers to north Santa [...]

Supreme Court rejects BP appeal

Supreme Court rejects BP appeal

Reuters reports that the U.S. Supreme Court today rejected BP's challenge to its multibillion-dollar settlement agreement over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The oil giant had complained the agreement allowed payouts to some businesses that are unable to trace their losses to the [...]

FDEP hosts meeting re: Bayou Chico, Dec 11

FDEP hosts meeting re: Bayou Chico, Dec 11

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) will host a “Maps on the Table” meeting regarding Bayou Chico on Thursday, December 11, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Escambia County Central Office Complex, 3363 West Park Place. This meeting is the next step in the implementation of [...]

Over 99 percent of BP claims are accurate

Over 99 percent of BP claims are accurate

An independent audit has revealed that more than 99 percent of the claims processed under BP’s settlement from its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill are correct. The findings undermine BP's efforts to get rid of Patrick Juneau, who was appointed by a federal court to oversee millions of dollars of [...]

Christmas classic returns to Pensacola Saenger

Christmas classic returns to Pensacola Saenger

The Saenger Theatre is bringing classic movies back to the big screen, holiday-style! Everyone’s favorite classic holiday movie “It’s A Wonderful Life,” will be shown on Monday, December 22 at 6:30 p.m. The Box Office will open at 5:30 p.m. to purchase tickets, or they can be purchased [...]

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