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n Video shows U.S. border officers telling Mexican teen to drink the liquid meth that killed him

The 16-year-old had just crossed the U.S.-Mexico border to San Diego and was going through the San Ysidro Port of Entry. He was carrying two bottles of liquid that he claimed was apple juice. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers told him to drink it to prove he wasn’t lying, court records say.
Source: The Washington Post

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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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Huge Landslide Buries More Of Scenic California Highway

A massive landslide covered a section of California’s famous Highway 1 last weekend that’s been beset by falling rocks and debris this year.

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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.
Source: Finding My Florida

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#1 Florida Bioluminescence Kayaking Tour

What’s so amazing about Florida Bioluminescence Night Kayaking? This is 1 of only 6 places in the world you can do this. Dinoflagellates and comb jellies GLOW in the dark river water! People …
Source: #1 Florida Bioluminescence Kayaking Tour

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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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Surprising Ways Your Vacation Can Impact The Environment

What happens on vacation stays on vacation, right? Well, if you’re talking about the impact of your vacation footprint, almost the exact opposite is true. We’ve partnered with Harrah’s Resort SoCal to share some surprising stats about how you’re expending energy on your trips ― and exactly how you can make a difference the next […]

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5 iconic places you need to visit before climate change ruins them.

A new report from the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has highlighted 31 World Heritage Sites at risk of being seriously damaged by our changing climate.
http://www.upworthy.com/5-iconic-places-you-need-to-visit-before-climate-change-ruins-them?c=huf1

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Tigers confiscated from Tiger Temple

Sharon Guynup reports for National Geographic:

PUBLISHED June 2, 2016

Thailand’s controversial Tiger Temple is losing its tigers.

The monastery and popular tourist attraction, the focus of allegations of animal abuse and trafficking for 15 years, was raided this week by authorities who planned to remove all 137 tigers held at the temple, three hours northwest of Bangkok.

The […]

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In An Age of Privilege, Not Everyone Is in the Same Boat

Companies are becoming adept at identifying wealthy customers and marketing to them, creating a money-based caste system.
Emmanuel Saez, a professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley, estimates that the top 1 percent of American households now controls 42 percent of the nation’s wealth, up from less than 30 percent two decades ago. The […]

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Bernie Sanders @Gainesville, FL Thursday!

Sanders to speak at rally on UF campus

By Cindy Swirko Staff writer, Gainesville Sun
Wednesday, March 09, 2016 2:32 PM
Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders, who has especially energized college students to his campaign, will speak at the University of Florida at 11 a.m. Thursday.
Grant Schwab of Progressive Gators and Alachua County Wants Bernie Sanders said the […]

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Saving tigers from the Tiger Temple

Steve Winter shows tigers in Thailand’s Tiger Temple.
Tigers are endangered in the wild. Keeping them in captivity isn’t the answer.
Steve Winter and Sharon Guynup have created a book on the subject, Tigers Forever: Saving the World’s Most Endangered Big Cat.

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PLEASE SUPPORT CINEMA VERDE 2016 NOW!

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Warmly wishes you a joyful and peaceful holiday season!
CONGRATULATIONS to Cinema Verde 2016 Films and Directors!
Please see our 2016 FILMS & SCHEDULE at www.CinemaVerde.org
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Save the dates – February 11- 14, 2016
7th Annual Cinema Verde International
Environmental Film and Arts Festival
will be held at
The Hippodrome State Theater, Gainesville, FL
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The first Wednesday of the new year,
Cinema Verde Meets […]

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Video close calls with whales

Mother Nature Network reports on curious humans who get too close to whales — captured on video!

Whale-watching tours are increasingly popular as we crave getting closer to these amazing marine mammals.
Getting close to an animal that weighs many tons — in a watery environment that feels foreign to us land-bound mammals — is exciting and […]

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Bat Fest 2015!

Bat Fest 2015!

Lubee Bat Conservancy is excited to welcome everyone to our 11th Annual Florida Bat Festival held Saturday, October 24 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The festival is an opportunity for attendees to view giant fruit bats, tour the conservancy grounds and enjoy the great outdoors. This free festival is a fun, relaxing and recreational […]

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Tourists avoid fracking sites

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Fracking in or near public parklands could prompt tourists to stay away, according to a new survey released last week.

The study of park users in five Appalachian states found more than a third say they would be unwilling to participate in recreational activities near hydraulic fracturing operations, known more commonly as fracking.

A team […]

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One-star reviews for national parks

You can’t please everyone. Tim Murphy of Mother Jones reports on one- and two-star reviews of national parks:
The National Park Service turns 99 years old on Tuesday. To celebrate, the Department of the Interior has waived admission fees for all NPS sites for the day. That’s a pretty sweet deal. You should stop reading this […]

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See Moving Mountains in Key West April 12!

Visiting Filmmakers Series:                   MOVING MOUNTAINS
With Writer Penny Leob and Producer Kevin Rhoades

 

Sunday, April 12 at 6:30pm at Tropic Cinema in Key West

Champagne reception 6:30pm
Screening 7:00pm

http://www.tropiccinema.com/ 416 Eaton St., Key West, FL 33040

Moving Mountains is the true story of one woman’s heroic struggle to save her community. She must overcome the might of a […]

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Green Drinks meets Cinema Verde

Presents: Do the Math

Burning the fossil fuel that corporations now have in their reserves would result in emitting five times the safe amount of CO2. Bill McKibben and 350.org are building a movement to change the terrifying math of the climate crisis. Come see what they’re up to….

Watch the Trailer: Do the Math

We are […]

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May 29: Green Drinks Meets Cinema Verde at The Jam!

Green Drinks meets Cinema Verde
We are playing around with dates and venues… this month we’re at The Jam Gainesville on the LAST Thursday: May 29!

Delicious Italian food from Romano’s Macaroni Grill will be served along with lively jazz piano music for all to enjoy during the green networking (included in your admission)!

Join us for the […]

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