Tour Broward’s natural areas for free each week

Looking for outdoor activities for the last two weeks of summer vacation?

Weekly Naturalist-led Tours of northern Broward County’s natural areas.

The free tours last about one hour each and are organized by the Parks and Recreation Department.

Participants should bring bottled water and wear closed-toe shoes and sunscreen.

The following locations offer tours at least once each month:

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/sfl-tour-broward-s-natural-areas-for-free-each-week-20160810-story.html

 

Debate Between Tim Canova & Debbie Wasserman Schultz

The debate aired on Sunday at 8am On Channel 4 with Jim De Fede

Part 1 – Tim Canova Debates Debbie Wasserman Schultz – Facing South Florida

Part 2 – Tim Canova Debates Debbie Wasserman Schultz – Facing South Florida

Part 3 – Tim Canova Debates Debbie Wasserman Schultz – Facing South Florida

Part 4 – Tim Canova Debates Debbie Wasserman Schultz – Facing South Florida

The Top 12 Berniecrats Running in 2016 – Tim Canova 23rd Congressional District in Florida

“As the primary opponent of DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Tim Canova is far from a protest candidate or just a pretty face. He is a lawyer and professor and has been a nationally recognized voice on financial issues since the 1980’s. He has both the clout to have been named to a Federal Reserve advisory council alongside Robert Reich and Joseph Stiglitz, and the progressive chops to have taught impromptu classes at Occupy. Make no mistake, Tim Canova is not merely trying to shine a light on the perceived corruption of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. He wants to get rid of it — and her.”

Read more.. http://progressivearmy.com/2016/05/17/the-top-12-berniecrats-running-in-2016/

More toxic chemicals allowed in Florida waterways

TALLAHASSEE
Florida regulators voted to approve new water quality standards Tuesday that will increase the amount of cancer-causing toxins allowed in Florida’s rivers and streams under a plan that the state says will protect more Floridians than the current standards do.

“The Environmental Regulation Commission voted 3-2 to approve a proposal drafted by state regulators that would impose new standards on 39 chemicals not currently regulated by the state, and revise the regulations on 43 other toxins, most of which are carcinogens.”

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article91979107.html

State Officials Determine Non-Travel Zika Cases in Miami-Dade, Broward Are Likely Result of Local Mosquitoes

The Florida Department of Health announced Friday it had determined four Zika cases in the state were likely transmitted by local mosquitos, the first not linked to travel outside the U.S. mainland.

Read more… http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/State-Officials-Determine-Non-Travel-Zika-Cases-in-Miami-Dade-Broward-Are-Result-of-Local-Mosquitoes-388664242.html?_osource=SocialFlowFB_MIBrand

Obama Visits Yosemite, Warns of Risks From Climate Change

President Obama warned that the country’s national parks are at risk from climate change while visiting Yosemite Falls with his family over the weekend.