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Florida’s coral reef system in rapid decay, scientists say

 

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The most terrifying thing lurking under the waters of the Atlantic Ocean may not come with razor sharp teeth.
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Palm Beach County Judicial Forum

PBC Judicial Forum 2016

 

Palm Beach County Judicial Forum

Sponsored by the Boynton Intracoastal Group and the

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Thursday, July 7th, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Sterling Village 500 South Federal Hwy. Boynton Beach FL 33435

A question and answer session for the candidates will be moderated by League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County

Following the forum stay for a meet and greet with the candidates
Circuit Court
Group 1: Dina Keever, Robert ‘Bob’ Ostrow
Group 4: Luis ‘Lou’ Delgado, Gregory Tendrich, Jeremy Zubkoff
County Court:
Group 7: Marni Bryson, Lisa Ann Grossman
Group 11: Thomas R. Baker, Gregg Lerman, Dana M. Santino
Group 15: Ester ‘Ettie’ Feistman, Bradley G. Harper…

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United State of Women Summit Recap and New Resources

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Womens Bureau Director Latifa Lyles moderated the seminar Get Fair Pay How to Achieve Pay EquityLast week, the Women’s Bureau participated in the White House United State of Women Summit. The summit rallied 5,000 attendees from across the country to celebrate what we’ve achieved, and how we’re going to take action moving forward. President Obama and other administration officials, activists, and celebrities covered key gender equality issues, including economic empowerment, entrepreneurship and violence against women. Women’s Bureau Director Latifa Lyles moderated the seminar “Get Fair Pay: How to Achieve Pay Equity” which brought together academics, business leaders, and advocates of fair pay. Click here for highlights and video of the summit. Read Director Latifa Lyles’ blog post

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Single Payer Information in 2016

Heathcare- Who’s in and Who’s out in 2016-

Single Payer is on the ballot in Colorado in 2016.

A list of US Representatives who support Single Payer Medicare-For-All Legislation.

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Single Payer Supportive Reps 2016

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Article- Florida DEP sought little public input about plan to allow more toxins in state waters

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Florida DEP sought little public input about plan to allow more toxins in state waters

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Florida Bulldog
JUNE 23, 2016 AT 5:51 AM
By Francisco Alvarado, FloridaBulldog.org

With minimum public input, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has been working for four years on a proposal that could let more cancer-causing toxins be released into the state’s surface waters. Most Floridians have been kept in the dark regarding the plan that will cause great harm to the state’s aquatic environment, residents and visitors, according to activists and some elected officials.

Critics told FloridaBulldog.org that DEP officials hope the lack of public scrutiny will allow them to push through changes to increase the amount of hazardous chemicals that can be allowed in the discharging of industrial …

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Article- EPA Bans Fracking Wastewater from Sewage Treatment Plants

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Common Dreams, Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
Thursday, June 16, 2016 – 12:45pm

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has banned fracking wastewater from public sewage plants, citing the inability of these plants to handle toxic and radioactive pollutants.

Clean water and public health advocates, along with more than 30,000 Americans, had submitted comments in favor of the EPA rule, finalized earlier this week.

“Allowing toxic, radioactive wastewater to be treated at the same place as dirty bathwater defies all logic,” said Rachel Richardson, Stop Drilling Program director for Environment America. “This is a commonsense step to help protect our water and our health from the dangers of fracking.”

The final rule formalizes a practice …

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Article- Fracking has many dangers

Letter: Fracking has many dangers

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Pensacola 12:59 p.m. CDT June 19, 2016
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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation estimates each fracked well will require 2.4 to 7.8 million gallons of water. This translates into roughly 400 to 600 tanker truckloads of liquids to the well, and 200 to 300 tanker truckloads of liquid waste from the well.

An 18-wheeler weighs up to 80,000 lbs. Day-in, day-out, these trucks destroy roads and bridges, leaving towns to clean up the mess. Further, the one-well model is not an accurate representation of fracking operations, which can consist of 20 wells per “pad” and dozens of pads. Overall, 38,400 to 172,800 tanker truck trips are possible over a well pad life.

And …

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Young Leaguers Kickoff Highlights

Highlights from June 22nd at Roccos’ Tacos

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EPA’s Clean Power Plan Continues to be Tested

The fight to stop manmade contributions to climate change is not over, we’ve taken big steps in the last year. Last year, when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized — the Clean Power Plan — the first ever regulations to cut carbon pollution from power plants, the League rejoiced. Power plants are the number one contributor of carbon pollution, and carbon pollution is the largest contributor to climate change.The Clean Power Plan is the biggest and most ambitious action the U.S. has ever taken to tackle climate change. This long awaited regulation will save lives, improve health, spur economic growth and protect our environment.

Not surprisingly, challenges to the Clean Power Plan from corporate polluters and state governments were immediate. And the

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