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The Sea Level Around Florida Is Rising Six Times Faster Than Average

Sea level rise has already ensured that floods are becoming common, not freak weather extremes; it’s guaranteeing that hurricanes and their associated storm surges are just getting that much more powerful.

Source: IFLSCIENCE

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Rum Island: The Slow Death of a Small Spring

It’s in the death throes…Santa Fe’s springs seem to be on the front line of the slow demise of all Florida’s springs…this browning of Rum Island at this relatively minor high water event is new.

Source: A Word Witch

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UF scientists discover cause of Atlantic coastline’s sea level rise hot spots

Sea level rise hot spots — bursts of accelerated sea rise that last three to five years — happen along the U.S. East Coast thanks to a one-two punch from naturally occurring climate variations, a new University of Florida study shows.
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Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) – Murphree WTP

EWG’s drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, as well as information from the U.S. EPA Enforcement and Compliance History database (ECHO).
Source: Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) – Murphree WTP

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Hi Friends!
I hope you’re planning to join us to see An Inconvenient Sequel premiering in Gainesville on August 3! Cinema Verde will be there at 7 PM on Thursday, and we’d like to share a welcome as we begin our fall season leading up to the February festival. Please join us to share thoughts and ideas before the 7:45 film.
It’s at Butler Plaza: 3101 SW 35th Blvd, Gainesville, […]

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Alachua County Talks – Solar Cooperative

The program focuses on the League’s partnership with the non-profit organization FL SUN to form the Alachua County Solar Co-Op, with the goal of making it easier to save money on the purchase of solar panels, while building a community of local solar supporters.
Source: Alachua County Talks – Solar Cooperative

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Growing sinkhole swallows 2 houses, 1 boat in Florida

A sinkhole that started out the size of a small swimming pool and continued to grow in Florida swallowed a boat, destroyed two homes and prompted officials to evacuate residents from about a dozen homes Friday.

Source: Growing sinkhole swallows 2 houses, 1 boat in Florida

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Five myths about Florida

Here are five common myths about America’s sun-soaked southerly proboscis.

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The race to save Florida’s devastated coral reef from global warming

PICKLES REEF, Fla. — Twenty feet under water, Nature Conservancy biologist Jennifer Stein swims over to several large corals and pulls several laminated cards from her dive belt.
“Disease,” reads one, as she gestures to a coral that exhibits white splotches. “Recent mortality,” reads another card. Along the miles of coral reef off the Florida Keys, […]

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Summer’s Just Begun, But The Southwestern U.S. Is Already Baking

Parts of California, Nevada and Arizona are under excessive heat warnings through Sunday night.
Source: Summer’s Just Begun, But The Southwestern U.S. Is Already Baking

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“Lost Springs” Film Screening and Panel Discussion

“Lost Springs” Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Friday, June 23, 2017 at 6:00pm and FREE!
Matheson Museum 513 E University Avenue Gainesville, FL 32601

Matt Keene’s new documentary, “Lost Springs,” chronicles the Ocklawaha River’s hidden springs that return to life every three to five years when there is a drawdown at Rodman Reservoir, which–along with the George Kirkpatrick […]

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St. Pete will be the first city in Florida to use 100 percent renewable energy

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Cabinet votes to buy springs that were saved by love affair

Florida’s Cabinet voted Wednesday to acquire 407-acre Blue Springs Park in Gilchrist County, a jewel of a spring that’s been privately owned since 1958 — thanks to a long-ago love affair involving a
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Finding My Florida

It’s a much-mocked place — but also many states in one. All of them can be fascinating and, yes, sometimes weird.
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Florida’s water seems free for the taking — at a cost to the rest of us

We think of Florida’s fresh springs as eternal, but in truth they can be polluted, salt-infused and sapped to a relative trickle by exploitative pumping.
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Florida’s ailing springs subject of clash over how much water to keep development going

BROOKSVILLE — All over Florida, clashes are erupting over how much water can be diverted from the state’s springs to keep development going. The latest battleground was Tuesday’s meeting of the South
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Photo Essay: A New Pipeline Encroaches on Florida’s Fragile Everglades

Florida’s Sabal Trail pipeline nears completion as the Trump administration threatens to eliminate Everglades restoration and water protection programs.
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Pelicans and other species of aquatic birds dying in Florida after being disoriented and bleeding from the mouth: Reason unknown

Pelicans and other species of aquatic birds are reportedly dying off from the coast near Amelia Island all the way south to Ponte Vedra Beach, sea life researchers say.
Researchers with the Florida Sea Grant Extension of Northeast Florida, a part of the Unversity of Florida/IFAS Extension Program based in Flagler County, say ospreys, pelicans, gulls, […]

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Photographer Clyde Butcher is recovering from a stroke, and is eager to return to the Everglades

The renowned Everglades photographer has suffered a stroke. His family said the stroke has not affected his brain, but it has impaired the right side of his body.
Source: Photographer Clyde Butcher is recovering from a stroke, and is eager to return to the Everglades

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Sabal Trail Pipeline Will Be an Environmental and Economic Disaster, Critics Warn

Source: Sabal Trail Pipeline Will Be an Environmental and Economic Disaster, Critics Warn

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