environment http://blog.wlrn.org en Sea-Level Rise To Be Discussed At Symposium http://blog.wlrn.org/post/sea-level-rise-be-discussed-symposium <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The impact of sea-level rise on South Florida will be the topic of discussion at the </span><a href="http://www.artmarshall.org/portal/sea-level-rise-symposium#.U9FSmo1dU9U" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Second Annual Sea Level Rise Symposium</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Friday.</span></p><p>Experts say Florida is ground zero for sea level rise, and the Southeast Florida region will be the most impacted.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:57:06 +0000 Nadege Green 36089 at http://blog.wlrn.org Sea-Level Rise To Be Discussed At Symposium Scientist To Governor: Stop Spreading Doubt About Climate Change http://blog.wlrn.org/post/scientist-governor-stop-spreading-doubt-about-climate-change <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Rick Scott has been repeatedly quoted as saying </span><a href="http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2014/05/rick-scott-wont-say-if-he-thinks-man-made-climate-change-is-real-significant.html" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">"I'm not a scientist"</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> when asked whether he believes in man-made climate change.</span></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:31:03 +0000 Gina Jordan 35947 at http://blog.wlrn.org Scientist To Governor: Stop Spreading Doubt About Climate Change Environmental Group Threatens To Sue Army Corps Of Engineers About Dredging Near Corals http://blog.wlrn.org/post/environmental-group-threatens-sue-army-corps-engineers-about-dredging-near-corals <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An environmental non-profit organization <a href="http://http://www.scribd.com/doc/234248707/60-Day-Notice-Letter-07-16-14-FINAL" target="_blank">has filed a letter that says it may sue the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.</a> &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Biscayne Bay&nbsp;</span>Waterkeeper<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Miami alleges the Army Corps violated the Endangered Species Act by not protecting coral reefs affected by dredging at PortMiami.</span></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:33:51 +0000 Constanza Gallardo 35885 at http://blog.wlrn.org Environmental Group Threatens To Sue Army Corps Of Engineers About Dredging Near Corals Corps Of Engineers Hopes To Accelerate Permit Process To Protect Endangered Species http://blog.wlrn.org/post/corps-engineers-hopes-accelerate-permit-process-protect-endangered-species <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has a controversial history in Florida -- especially when it comes to the Everglades and the state’s wildlife. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But now, the agency wants Floridians to know they’re working harder to protect endangered species. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Each year the Corps of Engineers receives requests for various projects to build on regulated wetlands or the coast. &nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:49:55 +0000 Constanza Gallardo 35530 at http://blog.wlrn.org Corps Of Engineers Hopes To Accelerate Permit Process To Protect Endangered Species July 15, 2014: Southwest Florida Environmentalists Celebrate Victory http://blog.wlrn.org/post/july-15-2014-southwest-florida-environmentalists-celebrate-victory <p>Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:00:47 +0000 Marva Hinton 35564 at http://blog.wlrn.org Reveal: Unraveling The Mysteries Of The GI Bill, Coast Guard And EPA http://blog.wlrn.org/post/reveal-unraveling-mysteries-gi-bill-coast-guard-and-epa <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Who’s really benefiting from the GI Bill? Why does the U.S. Coast Guard have some explaining to do? How much arsenic in our water is actually safe? There’s always more to the story.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:53:43 +0000 35418 at http://blog.wlrn.org Reveal: Unraveling The Mysteries Of The GI Bill, Coast Guard And EPA Urban Studio Plans To Brings Sustainable Life To Deserted Sistrunk http://blog.wlrn.org/post/urban-studio-plans-brings-sustainable-life-deserted-sistrunk <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Few people walk down </span>Sistrunk<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, and cars simply drive through the nearly deserted corridor.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Among old warehouses, a</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">n “unsafe building” sign marks a foreclosed plumbing store between a church and a convenience store.</span></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:25:34 +0000 Constanza Gallardo 35189 at http://blog.wlrn.org Urban Studio Plans To Brings Sustainable Life To Deserted Sistrunk Marjorie Harris Carr: Defender Of Florida’s Environment http://blog.wlrn.org/post/marjorie-harris-carr-defender-florida-s-environment <div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 10pt;"></div><div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 10pt;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">07/01/14 - Tuesday's </span></font><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><b>Topical Currents</b></span></font><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size= Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 34896 at http://blog.wlrn.org Marjorie Harris Carr: Defender Of Florida’s Environment Delray Beach Residents Create A Rising Waters Task Force http://blog.wlrn.org/post/delray-beach-residents-create-rising-waters-task-force <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At a meeting earlier this week, a group of residents concerned about rising sea levels decided to name themselves Delray's Rising Waters Task Force.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Their goal is to deal with the effects of climate change.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They are still in the early stages of organizing themselves.</span></p><p>There were five members at the beginning of the meeting and seven joined, making it a total of 12, by the end. They are still looking for more residents to join.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 21:28:15 +0000 Jephie Bernard 34239 at http://blog.wlrn.org Delray Beach Residents Create A Rising Waters Task Force Florida Gets Lion's Share Of Water Bill For Port Expansion, Everglades Restoration http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-gets-lions-share-water-bill-port-expansion-everglades-restoration <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida is the big winner under the new </span><a href="http://transportation.house.gov/wrrda/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Water Resources Reform and Development Act</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, which President Obama signed last week. The bill carries $12.3 billion in infrastructure spending for the entire nation and $3 billion of that is coming to the Sunshine State.</span></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:22:56 +0000 Rick Stone 34125 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida Gets Lion's Share Of Water Bill For Port Expansion, Everglades Restoration Gov. Rick Scott's Stock In Oil Company Angers Environmentalists http://blog.wlrn.org/post/gov-rick-scotts-stock-oil-company-angers-environmentalists <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A few environmental groups in Florida want </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Rick Scott out of office due to his involvement in oil stocks.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Scott has a growing stock in an oil company involved in drilling in Collier County, and i</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">n 2011 he invested $135,000 in </span>Schlumberger<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Limited, one of the biggest oil service companies in the world. &nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 19:15:22 +0000 Constanza Gallardo 34066 at http://blog.wlrn.org Gov. Rick Scott's Stock In Oil Company Angers Environmentalists Conservation Group Says Beach Project Will Harm Reef http://blog.wlrn.org/post/conservation-group-says-beach-project-will-harm-reef-0 <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Broward County plans to widen five miles of eroded beaches from northern Fort Lauderdale to southern parts of Pompano Beach.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The project is near an offshore coral reef &nbsp;in South Florida.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cry for Water is a nonprofit conservation group that fears the new sand will destroy the coral or make them vulnerable to diseases. &nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 23:52:04 +0000 Constanza Gallardo 33792 at http://blog.wlrn.org Conservation Group Says Beach Project Will Harm Reef An Underwater Race To Transplant Miami's Rare Corals http://blog.wlrn.org/post/underwater-race-transplant-miamis-rare-corals A lab just off Florida's Miami River has become the base for an unusual lifesaving operation.<p>A group of scientists there is on an urgent mission to save as many corals as it can before the marine creatures are destroyed as part of an underwater excavation of Miami's shipping channel. The channel — set to be dredged and deepened on Saturday — is home to a <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VJ_2qvHWWI&feature=youtu.be" target="_blank">thriving coral reef</a>.<p>Coral reefs are protected throughout the Atlantic and Caribbean. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:24:58 +0000 Greg Allen 33436 at http://blog.wlrn.org An Underwater Race To Transplant Miami's Rare Corals Palm Beach County Prepares For Chikungunya http://blog.wlrn.org/post/palm-beach-county-prepares-chikungunya <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Palm Beach County is now joining efforts to fight the mosquito-transmitted virus known as Chikungunya, which so far has infected one person in the county and</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;10 people total in the state.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The virus is rarely fatal but symptoms can include chronic pain that lasts for years.</span></p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 21:48:22 +0000 Constanza Gallardo 33437 at http://blog.wlrn.org Palm Beach County Prepares For Chikungunya Kitchen Grease Will Fuel Broward's Waste-Water Treatment Plant http://blog.wlrn.org/post/kitchen-grease-will-fuel-browards-waste-water-treatment-plant <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Fats, oils and grease from your favorite restaurant in Broward County will be converted to produce energy for its waste-water treatment plant in Pompano Beach.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The project, which launched last week, will impact the community both economically and environmentally. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“We are looking at a savings of $27 million over the 17-year period,” says Broward Mayor Barbara&nbsp;</span>Sharief<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 23:48:44 +0000 Constanza Gallardo 33078 at http://blog.wlrn.org Kitchen Grease Will Fuel Broward's Waste-Water Treatment Plant