pollution http://blog.wlrn.org en Common Core Town Halls Bring Out 'Obama-Ed' Critics http://blog.wlrn.org/post/common-core-town-halls-bring-out-obama-ed-critics <p></p><p>In public forums on Common Core this week, the education standards were labeled things like “Obama-Ed” and “Communist Core.”&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">We’ll dissect the biggest misconceptions and look at why the standards are prompting such vitriol.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">Sunrise police bring an end to their strategy of luring cocaine dealers to the city and then busting them after a <em>Sun-Sentinel</em> newspaper investigation. But there have been only a few reprimands from city leaders.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 22311 at http://blog.wlrn.org Common Core Town Halls Bring Out 'Obama-Ed' Critics Volunteers Pull 57,154 Pounds Of Litter From Natural Areas http://blog.wlrn.org/post/volunteers-pull-57154-pounds-litter-natural-areas <p>On a recent Sunday morning, a group of hikers paused on a heavily canopied trail to observe a bird perched high atop a tree, its body&nbsp;silhouetted&nbsp;against the rising sun. A brief hush took hold as binoculars focused in on the back-lit bird, loudly churring&nbsp;its morning song. Bodies shifted for a better view, until: "Yep,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/great_crested_flycatcher/id" target="_blank">great crested flycatcher</a>!"</p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 12:00:55 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 11448 at http://blog.wlrn.org Volunteers Pull 57,154 Pounds Of Litter From Natural Areas Water Pollution Costs Florida More Than $10 Billion A Year http://blog.wlrn.org/post/water-pollution-costs-florida-more-10-billion-year <p>Local officials around the coast in Florida have already started to deal with the price of sea level rise. Now, another&nbsp;report has put a price tag on the cost of water pollution throughout the state-- the verdict: it's about $10.5 billion a year.</p><p><a href="http://earthjustice.org/sites/default/files/ValuingFloridasCleanWaters.pdf" target="_blank">According to the&nbsp;Stockholm Environment Institute</a>, which conducted the study, a lot of the pollution we are dealing with in our water comes from human activities.</p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 16:47:52 +0000 Ashley Lopez 5482 at http://blog.wlrn.org Water Pollution Costs Florida More Than $10 Billion A Year