Environment

Another Sinkhole Alley Could Be Formed Along The Sabal Pipeline

By Diane Rice

Sinkhole AlleyIt is hard to believe that something as important as safeguarding our springs and our Florida aquifer and preventing another sinkhole alley could be determined by a few individuals outside the Florida legislature. And yet ….. that is what is happening, in spite of the fact that the Sabal Trail Pipeline sits mainly on limestone deposits and within 5 miles of over 100 sinkholes and underground springs as viewed on the map, professionally developed by Fractracker Alliance, available at Fractracker.org.

And though FPL would like you to believe the natural gas pipeline is needed for the future of electricity production in Florida — it is highly improbable that all the natural gas would be used to make electricity as forecast usage for 2020 would be …

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Slams Science Deniers

Watch the video on EcoWatch.NdGTyson video

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Filtering a Plastic Ocean

After 50 years of dumping plastics in the ocean, our seas are returning deadly microplastic particles to our beaches all over the world. This short film, Filtering A Plastic Ocean, explores the impact these tiny plastics, laced with toxic chemicals, have on marine wildlife and human health, and profiles ocean activist Marc Ward whose simple invention is making beaches safer for people around the world. Read More…

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The State of Water

The State of Water

By Kathy Panko, Environmental Issues Group                       

Water is our most precious natural resource. The average American uses about 2,088 gallons in 24 hours.  That’s not only tap water, but includes food, clothes, and even newspapers/magazines, which all have a cost in water.  For example, a half-pound burger comes from a cow that consumed 220 gallons of water; it takes about 700 gallons to make a shirt; a pair of pants take about 2,000 gallons from seed to cotton; and a newspaper/magazine is made of trees, ink, and printing presses, which soar water usage. Life is thirsty and drinks way more water than we realize. Earth’s population grows 1.2% every year, but the total amount of water on earth remains the same. This is all we have, so we

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Environment

Environment

Climate and Environmental changes affect population trends, economic development, tourism, health (especially the health of children), food resources, temperature extremes, air quality, water quality and weather disasters like hurricanes, floods and sea level rise.  

Focus:

  • To promote governmental accountability and transparency regarding our precious, fragile Florida environment.

Chair: Lorraine Zimmerman (plzimm@bellsouth.net, 561-241-3264)

Meetings: The 4th Thursday of the month at 5:30 pm.

Location: The Summit Library in WPB,  3650 Summit Blvd, WPB 33406…

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John Englander Video – Climate Change is Four Different Issues

John Englander Video - Climate Change is Four Different Issues

John Englander Video – Climate Change is Four Different Issues

Climate Change is Four Different Issues: Energy, Rising Seas, Direct and Indirect Effects. John Englander, noted oceanographer, renowned climate expert and internationally acclaimed speaker and author explains, in understandable terms, the very different policies needed to deal with the disastrous aspects of climate change – presented by the League of Women Voters-PBC on September 22, 2016.


 

Does the type of energy we use really affect the environment?
Will sea level rise really affect my residence or business?
Is my water really safe?

Issues concerning climate change, energy, sea level rise, recycling, the Everglades, fresh water, ecosystem, algae and more may all appear to be similar. Noted climate expert John Englander will  explain where they overlap and where …

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Martin County Public Hearing on Pipelines

Martin County Public Hearing on Pipelines

Spectra Energy Corp., a Fortune 500 company based in Houston, Texas , builds and operates more than 22,00 miles of natural gas, natural gas liquids and crude oil pipelines throughout the U.S. and Canada. In Florida one pipeline project called the Sabal Trail originates in Tallapona County, Alabama, extends through Georgia and will end in central Florida near Orlando at accost of $36 billion. Most recently according to Chris Merick, of the WWALS Watershed Coalition, a leak along the Sabal Trail pipeline in Georgia was reported. This same pipeline will also run under the Suwannee and Santa Fe Rivers in Florida.

In a move to protect Floridians and our environment on January 24 the Martin County Florida Board of County Commissions will conduct a public hearing to consider

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John Englander

In cased you missed it, here is John Englander’s talk with the LWVPBC:


John Englander graphicENVIRONMENTAL GROUP

OPEN MEETING

DATE: September 22, 2016

TIME: 5:30–7:30 PM

PLACE: Summit Library, 3650 Summit Blvd.

West Palm Beach, FL 33406

 

SEATING IS LIMITED. RSVP NOW TO PLZIMM@BELLSOUTH.NET


KEYNOTE SPEAKER: JOHN ENGLANDERJohn Englander

Renowned climate expert and internationally acclaimed speaker and author presents

Climate Change Involves 4 Different Issues:
The Policy Implications

Does the type of energy we use really affect the environment?
Will sea level rise really affect my residence or business?
Is my water really safe?

Issues concerning climate change, energy, sea level rise, recycling, the Everglades, fresh water, ecosystem, algae and more may all appear to be similar. Noted climate expert John Englander will  explain where they overlap and where

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FAU Ocean Harbor Speakers Calendar

FAU Ocean Harbor Speakers Calendar

FAU Ocean Science Lecture Series 2017

The Ocean Science Lecture Series provides a forum for the community at large to learn about Harbor Branch’s most recent discoveries directly from the scientists who made them. The invited speakers from other institutions are colleagues who work on topics relevant to our Harbor Branch research themes.

Ocean Science Lecture Series 2017

Lectures are held in the Johnson Education Center auditorium on the Harbor Branch campus, 5600 U.S. 1 North, Fort Pierce. “In-Season” weekly lectures (January 11 through April 5) will be held at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., followed by a meet-the-speaker reception. There is no charge to attend.

 

Click here to see the Lecture Schedule, watch Live Streaming and more!

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Toxic Lake- The Weather Channel video

Toxic Lake- The Weather Channel video

A huge lake in Florida has been producing toxic algae.

The Weather Channel coverage of toxic algae caused by fertilizer runoff on the Treasure Coast in Florida, Summer 2016.

Toxic Lake: The Untold Story of Lake Okeechobee

A huge lake in Florida has been producing toxic algae. We explain why:

Posted by The Weather Channel on Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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