Category: Environment

Port Charlotte girl, 12, inspires community to clean up the environment

A Port Charlotte girl said all you need is two hands and time to make the world a better place. Alexa Poulin is wearing a sash because she was just named “Today’s International Woman Junior Queen of Queens.” But Alexa’s reason for running was not to put on a crown. She ran to put an …

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Connery attempts to save rain forest in 1992 film, “Medicine Man”.

The horrible fires in the Amazon rain forest might bring memories of a 1992 movie, “Medicine Man”, Starring Sean Connery and Lorraine Brocco. “Medicine Man” was about a biologist, Robert Campbell (Connery) who was studying native plants for their medicinal properties to cure diseases such as cancer. He built a makeshift lab in the rain …

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UPDATE: Parade Postponed – Float is ready. Join us in Pioneer Days Parade.

UPDATE! – UPDATE! – UPDATE! Parade, including the float, has been postponed Due to Hurricane (SEE THIS ARTICLE) by Think Blue — Vote Green! About three months ago a group of people from West Charlotte County and South Sarasota county came together. Our goal was as always, to increase Democratic turn out in the two …

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Suncoast Waterkeeper’s Healthy Tributaries Program gets donation from Charlotte Dem Environmental Caucus

by Mary Lundeberg, Secretary, Charlotte County Democratic Environment Caucus A plan to monitor water-quality on the Peace River and other area waterways is getting closer to being fulfilled. Suncoast Waterkeepers wants to monitor water quality by developing a network of trained volunteers who will gather water samples from the Alafia, Little Manatee, Braden, Myakka and …

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Nitrogen from sewage and farms is starving Florida corals to death, study says

Nitrogen from improperly treated sewage and fertilizer runoff from farms and lawns is starving Florida Keys corals to death, according to a new study published in the journal Marine Biology. The study led by Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Looe Key, in the Florida Keys, showed that higher nutrient levels in Florida waters is …

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/ In Environment / By Jim Blue / Comments Off on Nitrogen from sewage and farms is starving Florida corals to death, study says

Florida DEP Launches an Algal Bloom Dashboard

  The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has launched a new  interactive algal bloom dashboard . This dashboard is a visual enhancement to its existing sampling database. This data has been publicly available on DEP’s website, but previously did not allow the public to easily see where algal blooms were occurring in Florida. The algal bloom …

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/ In Environment / By Teresa Jenkins / Comments Off on Florida DEP Launches an Algal Bloom Dashboard

DEBATE! Climate Change is THE issue

NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida All eyes are on Florida this week as 20 Democrats will battle it out in round one of the Democratic Debates The debate takes place in Miami on Wednesday. Climate change is expected to take center stage. Toxic algae, rising tides, and a hurricane-battered …

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Seas are rising, but Democrats’ talk of climate change is heating up even faster

As 20 Democratic candidates arrive in Miami this week for the first round of presidential debates, the region of tide-swollen floods, hurricane-battered communities and toxic-algae infestations is providing a vivid backdrop for an issue that has emerged as a top priority for many voters: climate change. (Read more in MiamiHerald.com)

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/ In Environment / By Jim Blue / Comments Off on Seas are rising, but Democrats’ talk of climate change is heating up even faster

Local environmental Dems go to statewide Environmental Caucus

Nearly half of Charlotte County Democratic Environmental Caucus of Florida (CCDECF) membership traveled to Orlando this past weekend to help elect officers for the statewide environmental caucus. Phyllis Wojcik CCDECF president, proudly reports, “We had 10 members go to the Democratic Environmental Caucus of Florida (DECF) elections. We have a total of 26 official members …

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