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

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Florida’s vanishing springs

A century ago Florida’s gin-clear springs drew presidents and millionaires and tourists galore who sought to cure their ailments by bathing in the healing cascades. Now the springs tell the story of a hidden sickness, one that lies deep within the earth:
• The water in many springs no longer boils up like a fountain, the […]

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List of worst toxic waste sites in U.S. released; 11 in South Florida

WSVN) – Would you know if you lived near a hazardous waste site? A new list shows how many are scattered across the country, including right here in South Florida… According to Time Magazine, there are 1,317 locations in the U.S., called “Superfund” sites by the Environmental Protection Agency, where toxic chemicals were dumped. Over decades, […]

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What would happen to Florida if the EPA really did go away?

For years the Environmental Protection Agency has been depicted as a jackbooted thug, a humorless generator of red tape, even the nefarious villain in such films as The Simpsons Movie and the original Ghostbusters… Now the agency started by a Republican president, Richard Nixon, faces an uncertain future. The new president who once pledged to […]

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Help Keep Alachua County Beautiful

Keep Alachua County Beautiful needs volunteers for the Great American Cleanup. Together with our fellow Keep America Beautiful Affiliates in other cities and states, we will engage community volunteers in a half day of picking up litter, renewing parks, planting trees and flowers, beautifying neighborhoods, and removing debris from waterways. Your organization can make a […]

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Canadian Documentary Filmmaker Goes Missing While Diving Off Florida Keys

A canadian documentary filmmaker and experienced diver whose credits include “Sharkwater,” an examination of the global shark-hunting trade that won multiple awards at the 2006 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, has gone missing while diving off the Florida Keys… Rob Stewart, 37, of Toronto, was reported missing at around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, according to the […]

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Health Officials Confirm Wastewater Contamination In Suwannee, Withlacoochee Rivers

LIVE OAK — A health advisory already in effect for the Withlacoochee River was extended Thursday to include the Suwannee River… The Florida Department of Health in Hamilton, Madison and Suwannee issued the joint health advisory Thursday that the river waters are not safe for contact during recreational use. Test results from water samples taken in […]

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An Ava Kempner Film “Rosenwald” At The Hippodrome Feb. 20th

An Ava Kempner Film
“Rosenwald”
The remarkable story of a Jewish man who provided scholarships and schools to African Americans from 1914 to 1948.
Featuring Gordon Parks, John Hope Franklin Jr. Ralph Ellison, Marian Anderson, Maya Angelou, Julian Bond, and John Lewis
Monday, February 20, 2017, 7:00 PM
at the
Hippodrome State Theater
25 SE 2nd Pl, Gainesville, FL 32601
$7.00

The Pleasant Street […]

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8th Annual Cinema Verde Environmental Film Festival Feb. 9-12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Trish Riley
Email: trish@cinemaverde.org
Cell phone: 352.327.3560
EIGHTH ANNUAL CINEMA VERDE INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL FILM AND ARTS FESTIVAL FEBRUARY 9 – 12, 2017
Cinema Verde International Environmental Film and Arts Festival will be held February 9-12 at the historic Hippodrome in downtown Gainesville, Florida. The eighth annual festival will feature 45 films from all over the world […]

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SJRWMD’s failure to protect Silver Springs and the Silver River

Evidence indicates that the St. Johns River Water Management District has failed to establish Minimum Flows and Levels for Silver Springs and the Silver River for 16 years since it was added on the SJRWMD priority list, and 45 years since the state first mandated that MFLs be established for priority water bodies in 1972… And, […]

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Scott Administration Helped Keep Scathing EPA Pipeline Report Out Of Legal Challenge

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott’s top environmental agency helped block a scathing federal report outlining environmental concerns from being submitted as part of a challenge to a controversial natural gas pipeline that would run across some of Florida’s most “environmentally sensitive areas”… The Sabal Trail pipeline, a joint venture of Spectra Energy, Duke Energy and […]

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100 Short Stories, At The Hippodrome Cinema |Cinema Verde

Cinema Verde 2017:  February 9 – 12 @ The Hippodrome Cinema
(Canada, 68 min) Directed by Neal Livingston – A collage ranging from the serious to the humorous. This original and engaging documentary tackles opinions regarding governance, public policy, and questions what are sound ideas socially, environmentally. and culturally in today’s society. It’s about predatory capitalism, renewable […]

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President signs funding for Everglades Restoration

President Obama has signed off on a bill authorizing $2 billion in spending to help Everglades restoration efforts… The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act of 2016 provides half of the necessary funding needed for the Central Everglades Planning Project; the other half would come from the State of Florida.
http://cbs12.com/news/local/president-signs-funding-for-everglades-restoration

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Earth Advocate Susan Cerulean Speaks Out On Climate Change In “Coming to Pass”

Susan Cerulean of Tallahassee is a writer, naturalist and “earth advocate” who spends much of her time observing, recording, and sharing Florida’s natural beauty and its changes at the hands of time and humans. She has been called one of the finest nature writers in America. Her Coming to Pass: Florida’s Coastal Islands in a […]

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Thousands Demand Florida Stop Sabal Pipeline as Native American Leader Speaks Out

“This pipeline will span more than 500 miles across Alabama, Georgia, and Florida,” Canova wrote online two days ago. “It will run right by the Crystal River, a crucial sanctuary for endangered manatees, and the Suwannee River, also home to several endangered species. Not only that, but the pipeline’s construction could also damage the fragile […]

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Four Ways You Can Help Cinema Verde

By: Veronica Quesenberry
The environment needs your help, and there are ways you can stand up for it. You can defend the environment by promoting awareness of environmental sustainability, climate change and spreading the message of going green by contributing to the Cinema Verde International Film & Arts Festival. Here’s a quick list of ways you […]

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Celebrate Cinema Verde’s 8th Anniversary!

 

By: Veronica Quesenberry

Happy Anniversary, Cinema Verde and Green Drinks! The Cinema Verde Film Festival crew will be hosting an anniversary party next Wednesday. Come celebrate December 7 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Curia off the Drag.

In addition to the Cinema Verde and Green Drinks’ 8th anniversary celebration, the film list and trailers […]

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Best of the Fests Awards Cinema Verde Most Sustainable Film Festival Award

By: Veronica Quesenberry
Cinema Verde has been name Most Sustainable Film Festival at Best of the Fests!
Trish Riley attended the award ceremony in Santa Barbara just before Thanksgiving to receive the beautiful award. Riley, founding Director of Cinema Verde and local Green Drinks, said that Quentin Tarantino presented an award for Lifetime Achievement to actor […]

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Join Cinema Verde for #GivingTuesday

By: Veronica Quesenberry

Take this #GivingTuesday to help Cinema Verde International Film & Arts Festival share the stories of our planet through film. #GivingTuesday is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving that serves as a day for people to donate to activist groups and causes to kick off the charitable season.

The Cinema Verde International Film & Arts Festival […]

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Sabal Trail “Protectors”

LIVE OAK, Fla. — Activists meet up earlier today at the Sabal Trail pipeline despite arrests earlier this month… “Mother Earth is calling for us, we got to protect her,” said Tracy Penokie, Sabal Trail “Protector”… Twenty activists who have been challening the Sabal Trail pipeline came out to various pipeline drilling sites to say […]

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