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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 [...]

Pensacola a Site in 350.org’s “Draw the Line” National Environmental Action

Pensacola a Site in 350.org’s “Draw the Line” National Environmental Action

On Saturday, Pensacola will be one of over 220 locations in the U.S. and Canada holding gatherings as part of 350.org's "Draw the Line on Keystone XL" event. The environmental group is calling Saturday a "National Day of Action," one in which 350 Pensacola, the local chapter of 350.org, will [...]

Judge approves Conoco contamination settlement, value $9.5 million

Judge approves Conoco contamination settlement, value $9.5 million

Following a hearing on September 4, 2013, an Escambia County Circuit Court has granted final approval of a class settlement and certification of a settlement class of property owners affected by the continued migration of a plume of groundwater contamination from the Conoco/Agrico Superfund Site, [...]

State DEP wants to sell local parks, some local tax dollars helped to buy

State DEP wants to sell local parks, some local tax dollars helped to buy

Florida Department of Environmental Protection is considering selling parts of Blackwater Heritage State Trail in Santa Rosa County and Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park in southwest Escambia County. They are part of the more than 5,300 acres from 168 different parcels at 67 state parks and other [...]

RESTORE meeting theme: environmental and economic sustainability

RESTORE meeting theme: environmental and economic sustainability

By Jessica Forbes During Monday’s meeting of the Escambia County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee, the committee heard from three experts in cultural and environmental specialties and continued to discuss the mechanics of the eventual application and evaluation process for local projects seeking [...]

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