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Lionfish sighted in Pensacola Pass

Lionfish sighted in Pensacola Pass

Last month, we discussed on IN Your Head Radio the danger posed to our marine life from lionfish. We received this email from Leo Cyr: I want to alert you to an issue with potentially devastating impacts on our fisheries, and therefore, our local and state economies. My comments are focused on [...]

Florida Forever Coalition Press Statement on Governor Scott’s Budget Proposal

Florida Forever Coalition Press Statement on Governor Scott’s Budget Proposal

Press Release: The Florida Forever Coalition recommends $100 million for land conservation and $25 million for Rural and Family Lands. We understand that the Governor’s budget proposal is for $30 million from general revenue and $40 million from the sale of non-conservation lands. Now that [...]

NRDA meetings canceled

Commissioner Grover Robinson called and said the two Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)meetings planned for tomorrow have been canceled. The first one was set for 11:30 a.m. at Pensacola City Hall to give those with disabilities and minorities to have input into the millions of dollars paid [...]

City Environmental Advisory meets, no mention of hatchery on the agenda

City Environmental Advisory meets, no mention of hatchery on the agenda

The City of Pensacola Environmental Advisory Board meets on Wednesday, Jan. 22, beginning at 2:30 p.m. in the Vince Whibbs, Sr. Conference Room, 1st floor of City Hall, 222 West Main Street. There is no mention on the proposed fish hatchery. The advisory will focus on trees. See agenda.

350 Pensacola: Black is the New Green

350 Pensacola: Black is the New Green

"Black is the New Green: A Biochar Demonstration" with Neil Richards Saturday, January 25, 12 p.m. 350 Pensacola hosts this fun, informative demonstration to introduce the benefits of biochar. What: "Black is the New Green: A Biochar Demonstration" with Neil Richards Where: Open Books, [...]

Lawmakers look at fracking

Lawmakers look at fracking

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida Oil and gas companies would be required to inform the state of chemicals being injected into the ground as part of the drilling process known as "fracking" under a pair of measures approved Tuesday by a House panel. The Republican-dominated House [...]

Hayward uses Upwords newsletter to challenge WEAR TV report on fish hatchery

Hayward uses Upwords newsletter to challenge WEAR TV report on fish hatchery

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward's thin skin was exposed again this week when he used his office's digital newsletter to go after Jan. 2 report that aired on WEAR TV that questioned the fish hatchery the mayor's wants to have built on the city's waterfront next to the Community Maritime Park. The [...]

Hatchery one step closer to reality

Hatchery one step closer to reality

Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Herschel Vinyard announced yesterday in Panama City that several Florida Panhandle counties are slated for about $90 million worth of early restoration projects to address areas impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil-spill. A total of 28 [...]

More RESTORE: Stormwater, Draft Department of Tresaury Regulations Discussed Monday Evening

Learning continues to be the name of the game for Escambia County’s RESTORE Act Advisory Committee. The committee, tasked with (eventually) recommending projects for funding to the county commission, is currently waiting on both the outcome of a federal trial in New Orleans to determine the fine [...]

Health and Environment before the RESTORE Act Advisory Committee

Adding to the body of knowledge intended to guide them in their eventual project recommendations, the Escambia County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee heard from speakers who highlighted issues in public health and the local environment on Monday. “Health status is more than just health [...]

Want to check on Tropical Storm in Gulf, sorry NOAA website is down

A tropical storm is brewing in the western Caribbean, and is expected to strengthen as it heads toward the northern Gulf coast this weekend. It's expected to be little more than a lot of rain for us. But if you wanted to track it with the National Weather Service, you will find the NOAA website [...]

Coffee Party: Water Quality

The Pensacola Coffee Party and The League of Women Voters of the Pensacola Bay Area Invite the Public to Dinner and a Discussion WATER QUALITY GOOD AND BAD Monday, September 30, 6PM Franco’s Italian Restaurant 523 East Gregory Street, Pensacola Join us for an evening of good food [...]

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